Heart palpitations in LCHF?

Go Back   The Diabetes Forum Support Community For Diabetics Online > Diabetes Forum Community > Diabetes Treatment

Diabetes Treatment As there is currently no cure for the chronic, Diabetes mellitus – the emphasis must be on treatment and management to avoid complications. Please use this section to discuss how you carefully control and manage your Diabetes. Please let us know what is and isn’t working for you. Feel free to discuss all areas of treatment and management of Diabetes including diet, exercise, weight loss, insulin usage, oral drugs and more.


Like Tree12Likes

Heart palpitations in LCHF?


Closed Thread
 
Shared Thread Thread Tools
Old 01-25-2014, 16:53   #1
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Sweden
Posts: 11

Member Type
Type Undiagnosed
Diagnosed in 2013

2 likes received
Question Heart palpitations in LCHF?

Hi all.

I have now been on a LCHF diet for around 3 weeks and it has helped me to control my blood sugar levels more easily. I get around 100~133 mg/dl after a low carb meal. My macronutrient ratios in calories are around: P: 15%, C: 5%, F: 80%. I eat around 2000 to 2200 Calories a day.

During the 2nd til last few days I felt a general weakness in the body but as of now it is gone and I feel more energetic and can do weight lifting pretty normally.

But I get these random heart palpitations now and then and I am not really sure how to deal with it. the palpitation strength is not very hard and it is just a few occuring now and then during the day. I don't think it is serious but I am a little worried about it. I suspect it is something related to the diet but not sure what in the diet. Maybe too much fat? Or my electrolytes are low (note: I also get muscle cramps in left leg when I sleep, which is related to low potassium I think)?

Have anyone had similar issue as with me? What was the reason for it? How did you deal with it?

lirre is offline  
Old 01-25-2014, 16:56   #2
Senior Member
 
Mary,'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 6,071

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2013

5574 likes received
5676 likes given
Default

I have only had problems with heart palpitations twice in my life, and neither were related to LCHF, so I may not be much help here. The first time, they were anxiety related. I was going through a lot of stress in life and was in a major depression where I was simultaneously experiencing anxiety. Years after, I had them again and it was because I was hyperthyroid. I don't have a thyroid but my thyroid medicine was too high, causing the same symptoms of being hyperthyroid.

__________________

View Mary0110's full Diabetes Forum profile here.
Mary, is offline  
Old 01-25-2014, 16:57   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Kansas City, MO USA
Posts: 5,911

Member Type
Type 1
Diagnosed in 2009 as Type 1.5

5212 likes received
9205 likes given
Default

Could these be false hypos, as your body settles into not processing so much carbohydrate?

Eat a LITTLE something and see if that settles it down.

Yeah, charley horses mean you need Potassium, AND Magnesium. AND likely if you are not slating things a lot, SODIUM.

I use inexpensive No Salt (or Lite Salt) to supplement, and also cheap-cheap magnesium oxide.

JT Reagan, Carbaholic and Philip like this.
foxl is offline  
 
Old 01-25-2014, 16:58   #4
Senior Member
 
Mary,'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 6,071

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2013

5574 likes received
5676 likes given
Default

Another forum member recommended broth to me for false hypos, and it works tremendously well.

__________________

View Mary0110's full Diabetes Forum profile here.
Mary, is offline  
Old 01-25-2014, 17:23   #5
Inactive Member
 
David Burke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 5,318

Member Type
Type Undiagnosed
Diagnosed in None

5321 likes received
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by foxl View Post
Could these be false hypos, as your body settles into not processing so much carbohydrate? Eat a LITTLE something and see if that settles it down. Yeah, charley horses mean you need Potassium, AND Magnesium. AND likely if you are not slating things a lot, SODIUM. I use inexpensive No Salt (or Lite Salt) to supplement, and also cheap-cheap magnesium oxide.
Never thought about magnesium for that. Thanks for the info!

Sent from my iPhone

foxl and Tamagno like this.
David Burke is offline  
Old 01-25-2014, 17:33   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Kansas City, MO USA
Posts: 5,911

Member Type
Type 1
Diagnosed in 2009 as Type 1.5

5212 likes received
9205 likes given
Default

I have read Mg for the cramps, but am finding it is potassium that resolves mine.

foxl is offline  
Old 01-25-2014, 18:02   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 24,394

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2009

23929 likes received
32255 likes given
Default

lirre? I would suspect electrolytes before I'd suspect fats . . . just my opinion.




Shanny is offline  
Old 01-25-2014, 19:02   #8
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Sweden
Posts: 11

Member Type
Type Undiagnosed
Diagnosed in 2013

2 likes received
Default

Hi all. Thanks for replying.

I tried a magnesium supplement yesterday before bed-time, but still got cramps. My diet might be low in salt and potassium. I have bought some broth and mineral salt which is lower in sodium bit contains lots of potassium and magnesium. I'll try it out for a couple of days and see how things turn out

lirre is offline  
Old 01-25-2014, 19:05   #9
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Sweden
Posts: 11

Member Type
Type Undiagnosed
Diagnosed in 2013

2 likes received
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by foxl View Post
Could these be false hypos, as your body settles into not processing so much carbohydrate?

Eat a LITTLE something and see if that settles it down.

Yeah, charley horses mean you need Potassium, AND Magnesium. AND likely if you are not slating things a lot, SODIUM.

I use inexpensive No Salt (or Lite Salt) to supplement, and also cheap-cheap magnesium oxide.
I'll check if it is a false hypo. Thx

lirre is offline  
Old 01-25-2014, 19:51   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 483

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2013

421 likes received
1443 likes given
Default

I have not had the palpitation issue but have had the cramping issue, especially when sleeping.

I use the no salt and also supplement with potassium and magnesium and also before bed I use a product called Leg Cramps by Hyland's that can be purchased at Walmart (I swear by these).

Msfranxie likes this.
__________________
DX Jan. 2013

HbA1C 5.1
No meds./control with diet or at least trying to.




'Thanks for being in my life today'.
Carbaholic is offline  
Closed Thread

Tags
heart, lchf, palpitations

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Artery Near The Heart Gizmo Diabetes Forum Lounge 22 09-06-2013 22:36
LCHF with increased heart attack/stroke risk? Gigimus Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 3 07-01-2013 00:10
Could heart enzyme be responsible for raised risk of heart attack in diabetics? Editor Diabetes News 0 02-20-2013 10:50
Palpitations kellientulsa Diabetes Symptoms 17 11-30-2012 07:53
Heart palpitations Francois Diabetes Symptoms 5 02-09-2012 20:15

LEGAL NOTICE
By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 22:15.




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.