Johnwen wrote:I appreciate your question however I have only seen people who have reduced their incidences of AF by using High Dose V-C.
Johnwen wrote:People who have hyperthyroidism are at greater risk of AF. Since your taking this supplement have you had a TSH or T4 test run recently! A lot of times a Hyperthyroid dosen't give many symptoms but sometimes the symptoms are severe Like AF.
My current daily supplementation (taken for at least 2 years): Magnesium (citrate) 200-600 mg, Taurine 2000+ mg, Lysine 2000+ mg, Vit D3 5000 mg, Vit E 400-800 IU, Zn (chelated) 30+ mg, Selenium 100+ mcg, B-complex 75mg/mcg, Iodine 150 - 1000 mcg. Drugs for AF prevention: Flecainide anti-arrhythmic, a Beta-Blocker and a Calcium Channel Blocker
ofonorow wrote:[color=#000080]As far as vitamin C dosage for AF - I do not have personal knowledge, but perhaps Dr. Levy might and I will ask him. You imply your bowel tolerance is around 20,000 mg (or roughly 10 times the 2,000 mg dosage you mentioned.) So yes, Lypo-C in addition is probably a good idea, and couldn't hurt and will probably help.
ofonorow wrote:When pondering irregular heart beats - think more magnesium and NOT MORE THAN 2 MG Manganese daily. I've told this story in my book, and I believe it is posted in Chapter 7 (http://www.practicingmedicinewithoutalicense.com/protocol/)... He tried to call and thank the USDA researcher in Dakota who had advised him, but they denied they had spoken to him and removed their papers from the USDA web site
scottbushey wrote:When you mention 'lone', are you saying it comes and goes? If so, thats whats considered 'paroxysmal'.
scottbushey wrote:Why not go for an ablation? If you had a atypical cancer or large tumor growth, you would not try Vitamin C-you'd have surgery. I have a Hx of paroxysmal afib for about 30 years; went through all the standards of therapy, i.e. meds etc. and ended up getting an ablation 2 years ago. I started Pauling therapy a year ago. The Vit C did not do anything that I can confess to, but since my ablation, I remain in sinus rhythm. I had been to the Er about 10 times in 30 years, cardioverted twice. It gets old fast. I'd opt for the ablation and use, for sure Pauling protocol.
In a relatively small study, 100 patients who had received preoperative β-blocker therapy were randomized to receive vitamin C or placebo. Vitamin C was given in a dose of 2,000 mg the night before the procedure and 1,000 mg twice daily for 5 more days. Patients were monitored continuously for 4 days after surgery. During that period of observation, the authors report an amazing 85% reduction in postoperative atrial fibrillation.
This claim is nothing less than dramatic. The most safe and effective atrial fibrillation prophylaxis to date, β-blockers reduce the incidence of atrial fibrillation from about 40% to 30%.
When dealing with atrial fibrillation, how to treat it, and what responses can be expected, it is useful to know how acute, chronic, and/or recurrent the problem is. Furthermore, long term prognosis and response to interventions like vitamin C will be strongly affected by how large the left atrium is on M-mode ECHOcardiography. 2D ECHO is helpful as well if the M-mode is a suboptimal cut. When the left atrial dimension is greater than or equal to 4.0 cm, a solid reversion to normal sinus rhythm without properly dosed antiarrhythmic drugs is unlikely to occur. And when the left atrium is even significantly larger, the atrial fibrillation will simply become locked-in and chronic, regardless of what the patient does.
As a practical point, vitamin C would really only be useful in the very early stages of this process, along with the elimination of stimulants such as caffeine from the diet. If there is evidence of cardiomyopathy elsewhere in the heart, a program that will effectively eliminate the toxin loads, such as mercury, that appear to often be the underlying cause/major aggravating factor for the arrhythmia, as the myocardial levels of such toxins can be very high. Of course, such increased toxin loads in the myocardium would be expected to promote a chronic inflammatory process at the cellular level.
Hope this helps to clarify things.
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