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Re: heart palpitations

Posted by Dr. Bob on June 15, 1998, at 8:38:39

In reply to heart palpitations, posted by Patricia on June 14, 1998, at 19:20:03

> Now I take (not on doctor's advice) St. John's Wort 600 to
> 900 mg), Kava Kava (450mg), Valerian (1060mg), Melatonin
> (6mg), DHEA (25mg) and a "super B complex". I've only taken
> this stuff for two weeks, and am starting to notice frequent
> heart palpitations. They are worrisome.

> Is it any one of these "herbs" or a combo of them that could
> be causing heart palpitations? Anyone have any similar
> experience? Are heart palpitations dangerous?

> The "herbs" are helping a great deal with the depression
> (better than the pharmaceuticals) and also helping with
> regulating my sleep, so I'd hate to give them up.

Palpitations are sometimes serious, sometimes not.
What about asking your primary care physician to
check them out?

I'm not very familiar myself with the "alternative"
treatments, sorry. It's great that you're feeling
better, though!





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