449.Heart Fibrillation Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes part 2

Re Heart Fibrillation: from judy on 2005-07-15

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Re Heart Fibrillation: from judy on 2005-07-15

It was much interest that I found there was even a question about connection between heart fibrillation and celiac disease. I was diagnosed with CD in 1999 and since then have had at least seven episodes of AF . Because of my age the doctor wants me on meds permanently but since I have also serious damage done to my liver as a child I am really reluctant to load my liver with any more potential hazards. Has anyone found any natural remedies that replace warfarin besides aspirin. Please help.

Re Heart Fibrillation: from claudia on 2006-05-03

I have MVP and have had disturbing heart rhythms for over 20 yrs. ... A year and a half back, I found out (on my own) that I was gluten intolerant... since then I was tested for the gene, which was positive (my daughter has it also.. tends to run in families)... Gluten is definitely connected to abnormal rhythm to the gluten-sensitive... but there are other foods that are equally dangerous ... the main ones are sugar and caffeine .... If you went into a serious bout even off gluten, it is probable that you were eating something else that triggered the same reaction... you should try 100\% off gluten, 100\% off sugar, 100\% off caffeine, 100\% off dairy (ice cream, cheeses, etc) for 2 weeks then try adding dairy back in for a few days and see if it triggers an attack ... if not, dairy's okay... do the same with caffeine ...etc... Also, I read some time back in the Harvard Heart Letter that salmon oil prevents irreg. heartbeat... I've been taking Carlson's Norwegian salmon oil 2/day for years. Even when I was eating gluten, it helped reduce the number of episodes. Now that I'm off gluten and minimal dairy, sugar, caffeine, I rarely have a problem. Hope this helps. Claudia

Heart Fibrillation: from Al on 2006-06-25

Hello Gang I'm a Celiac about 6 moths now starting to feel better. Is it true Celiacs can have Heart Failure or is that during the time of diagnoses which not being on a gluten free diet? Thanks For someone to respond to this

Re Heart Fibrillation: from Al on 2006-06-25

Hello Gang I'm a Celiac about 6 moths now starting to feel better. Is it true Celiacs can have Heart Failure or is that during the time of diagnoses which not being on a gluten free diet? Thanks For someone to respond to this

Re Heart Fibrillation: from Jane Wilson on 2007-11-20

Hi Claudia,

I have been looking for the Carlson norwegian Salmon that you have mentioned and I have not been able to find it in the UK, or on the internet where they will ship to the UK. Please could you tell me where you have been able to find it.

Many thanks

Jane

Re: Heart Fibrillation: from Nyssa Backhouse on 2008-08-31

I was initially put on amioderone for a.f. but found the side effects affected my quality of life I am now on sotalol which I tolerate alot better and with complimentary medicines have managed to reduce my amount from the diagnosed 40 mg a day to between 20-30 depending on symptoms and what I'm up to physically. It may be worth discussing with your doctor the possibility of trying this instead...? I hope my message helps

Heart Fibrillation: from francesca on 2009-12-13

Just arriving at these same conclusions....doing bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.....hormones drive the bus, so it seems. If we are out of progesterone and estrogen, adrenal glands work 'overtime' and CAN also cause the glucose intolerance. MSG, chocolate, coffee, wine (sulfites), and heaven only knows what else....my episodes can last 3 days....if I eat chocolate the day after an episode stops, I don't have symptoms....it builds up, as you are suggesting.....7 days, 10 days, and then the Afib starts...body seems to then 'detox' during the episode and then all is quiet..until cycle starts up all over again

Re: Heart Fibrillation: from Steve on 2011-02-18

My cardialogist has started me on Multaq, a new drug which is a replacement for amioderane. Has your doctor tried this with you yet? It may not be quite as effective as amioderone but most of the side effects have been eliminated. My afib has recently progressed to be persistent w/o a cardioversion. Can't yet say if the multaq is helping me or not.

Highly touted heart drug Multaq not as good as generics, cardiologists say [Updated]
April 5, 2010 | 3:39 pm
Dronedarone, a highly touted drug targeted at atrial fibrillation and sold under the brand name Multaq, is only half as effective as the generic drug amiodarone and does not appear to have fewer side effects, researchers from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center reported Monday. It should be used only as a second- or third-line drug if all others fail, the team reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The report, which is based on an examination of existing clinical trials rather than new research, represents further bad news for what was once thought to be a potential blockbuster drug with billions of dollars of annual sales.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/booster_shots/2010/04/highly-touted-heart-drug-multaq-not-as-good-as-genericscardiologists-say.html

Re: Heart Fibrillation: from herb on 2011-04-02

You describe me exactly. Got the celiac under control and then discovered it was a nightshade allergy that gave me the heart arrhythmias. G'luck