How changing my diet helped my heart palpitations: Ivana’s story

In regard to your FB post I’d like to share what I’ve found to be related to less ectopics in terms of diet.
First of all, four months ago I had an ablation for my SVT and due to going through massive panic attacks from the whole thing, my EP left me on Bisoprolol for a few more months. I am now on 1.25 mg and will taper off in the next 2 months.
I noticed some pretty strange ectopics (5 in a row) when i take valacyclovir for cold sores and in general around my period i get a few here and there. According to my EP, the ectopics used to trigger my SVT ,which is why they still freak me out even if completely benign.
I went completely off refined sugar, lactosis,refined carbs, caffeine and ate bananas, took vitamin B complex, probiotics, magnesium & zinc. I feel this shift somehow made a difference. In addition, I find that getting enough sleep has an impact as well and mainiting healthy energy levels.
I hope this helps. Thank you so much for all your informative videos. They got me through a very rough time this year. All my best

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    Leanne 25th September 2019 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Hello, I to have been experiencing erratic heart beats over the last few months, which are extremely frightening and dibilatating! I have had a few visits to emergency department and ecg has always been normal every time !so I am discharged and send away.and told its nothibg to worry about !Reading other people’s experience with this problem I now know that I’m not imaging these episodes!

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    Daisena Stasiak 6th December 2019 at 7:26 am - Reply

    My eptopic beats come and go with degrees of severity!!I had a 24 hour heart recorder fitted last week and did not have one episode during this time. I can’t believe how bad they have been since then. I was so hoping it would happen while I was wearing it. Anyone else have this problem? Thanks

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    Kate Jackson 1st February 2020 at 7:55 am - Reply

    Yes I had that problem but finally was fitted with one for a week which picked up plenty of atrial fibrillation. Am now on medication and it is a lot better although not completely gone away.

    Wish I knew of a diet that would help. I had already cut out caffeine and now (sadly) I no longer enjoy alcohol as it definitely seems to make it worse

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    Rebecca 1st July 2020 at 12:10 am - Reply

    Kate I went low carb high fat and that got rid of my atrial fibrillation almost completely. Before that the doctor said that I would need an ablation, but now for the last three years I have only had very mild and in frequent attacks. I eat less than 30 g of carbohydrate a day.

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