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I had a hysterectomy at the age of 28. I started going through premenopausal at 30 it was awful. I got diagnosed with arrhythmia around 35 . I didn’t know what it was it felt like fluttering and my heart would skip beats. I’m 50 now and on heart medicine, I wear a heart watch that alerts me when my heart rate goes up. I hate menopause I have been feeling the effects from it for years now. I lost my husband cause of it. There needs to be treatment for it
Many women complain of heart palpitations during perimenopause and some even end up in the ER thinking they are having a heart attack. In perimenopause, while estrogen levels are fluctuating wildly, their cumulative average is actually 30% higher than in premenopause. It has been known for a long time that unopposed estrogen therapy in hysterectomized postmenopausal causes QT prolongation. The WHI also proved that estrogen-only therapy increased the risk of AFib by 17% but estrogen/progestin was neutral.
While the current study could not identify contributory roles of other hormones, progesterone has been shown to normalize cardiac repolarization. Moreover, a clinical trial showed that oral micronized progesterone attenuated drug-induced QT prolongation, which can lead to torsades de pointes.
I developed A Fib during chemotherapy for estrogen positive breast cancer and it has had every thing in the book thrown at it to no avail. My next step will be to try Tikosyn. I sure hope it works. I feel so much better the few times a month I’m in normal sinus rhythm.
Taking magnesium each morning has prevented my irregular heartbeats which were never investigated by my cardiologist.
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