I have mitral valve prolapse. I started the atkins diet last week. I do consume between 15-20 carbs, and I am doing well. Is it harmful though?? I ask this because for the past 3 weeks I have been having palpitations. I should not be bc I am on a beta blocker. Today at work, I had an episode( the same I had before I was on meds)where I felt like I was going to pass out, my heart started with heavy palpitations. I got my shaking, and numbness, and of course the fatigue. I have not had one of these episodes since December. I was recently diagnosed in December of last year. The bystolic has been helping. So, my palpitations started 3 weeks ago, 2 weeks before starting the atkins, could it be that the atkins may be causing the symptoms, or perhaps my meds need to be upped. I am calling my cardiologist on Monday to let him know what is going on regardless. I just want to see if anyone has had the same problem.View Thread
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