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Re: heart palpitations

Posted by ptsd on July 5, 1998, at 18:43:05

In reply to Re: heart palpitations, posted by Stephanie on June 18, 1998, at 11:02:21

> I have read quite a bit about the substances you
> mentioned, and my guess would be that the palpitations
> are due to the DHEA. My advice would be to take a
> much lower dose of DHEA (5-10 mg.) and see if you
> feel a difference. DHEA can be pretty stimulating
> so you should try to take the lowest dose possible.
> Also, do you drink a lot of caffeine? That can add
> to the DHEA effects.
> From what I've read about the herbs, 900 mg/day of
> St. John's Wort is a good target dose. The Kava Kava
> seems pretty safe, as does the valerian. Have you
> tried Gingko Biloba or Gotu Kola?
> Check out Dr. Andrew Weil's regimen on his web site
> ( He recommends taking DL-phenylalanine
> with B-vitamins and C. I have tried this with pretty
> good results.
> I've also had good results with DMAE, a form of B-
> vitamin.
> Please post and tell me how you're doing.
> -Stephanie

> > > 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!

> > Bob

why not contact your primary care doctor and schedule relaxation treatment of breathing ??
I am not sure if American doctor's can provide the service and bill the HMO ?




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