April 19, 2014 - 12:17pm
Heart palpitations have always been one of my most feared symptoms of anxiety. Although I have been checked out by a Cardiologist and hooked up to a holter monitor for days, I have always had a fear that something was wrong with my heart.
It all started back in 2008 when I had my first panic attack, and although most of my other symptoms have disappeared, the heart palps and flutters would come and go. Just when I thought that they were gone, they would rear their ugly head and scare the crap out of me all over again.
UNTIL one day when I discovered magnesium. I had read over and over again how our bodies are depleted of magnesium and how magnesium helps with anxiety and alleviates many of the symptoms associated with it. At first, I was hesitant. I actually had took magnesium once before, but it made me so sleepy I could barely function throughout the day so I stopped.
Well, lately I had been experiencing frequent heart palps and flutters that were really interfering with my life. I would get them when working out, when sitting down, after eating, in the middle of the night. So I pulled my magnesium back out and this time I decided to take it at night. And boy what a difference it has made. I have been taking magnesium consistently about 1 hour before bed for about 3 weeks now and I have gone from having heart pals every day to none in 3 weeks.
Another added benefit is that it helps me stay asleep at night. I have dealt with insomnia most of my adult life, especially after my son was born in 2001. I would wake up 2-3 times a night. The magnesium has really helped me stay asleep and wake less frequently.
Have you ever considered or heard of taking magnesium to help with Anxiety and the symptoms associated with it?