jmag828 Posted June 13, 2009 Report Share Posted June 13, 2009 hey there, i recently stumbled across this board which seems like it has a great amount of info on it and wanted to introduce myself.i'm a 21 year old stay at home wife to a marine who has been on 3 deployments to iraq now.. and gearing up for a 4th one to afganistan in december. i've also got a 2 year old (almost!) little guy, who is a ball of energy. i was diagnosed with pots not too long ago.i just had a couple questions and wanted to see if anyone could help me out! i'll just give you a bit of background first.i was already seeing a psychitrist before the whole blood pressure & tachycardia thing started. he was the was the one that actually realized that something was going on and sent me for an ekg.. at which point i was immediatly taken off of adderall which i had been on since i was a kid (im 21 now) and put on provigil because its not a stimulant. before it was just assumed i had add, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. after being referred from on cardiologist to a different one. i've been seeing the current one for about 3 months. however i think my cardiologist isn't sure what exactly to do with me still because my blood pressure is so labile.. the lowest ive seen it is 58/45, the highest being 188/156.i was put on beta blocker (bystolic), which helped with the tachycardia.. and actually made me feel alot better, it felt as though i was actually able to rest. but it made my bp too low. even when i split the pill in half and down to 2.5mg. they took me off the beta blocker and gave me 1mg florinef, but i couldn't handle it i gained 15 lbs in 2 days and got massive headaches and stopped it after 4 days.now at my suggestion i have been put back on the 2.5 mg of bystolic.. along with 10mg of adderall xr. and makes my bp a steady 110/80 and a heartrate of about 95 it has become a great balance for me. and gives me that tiny bit of extra energy which gets my butt out of bed in the morning.i was told to stick with the high water, high salt intake too. i love the taste of salt so that wasn't exactly a problem but i still find it hard to get THAT much. about two days ago i decided i would just mix sea salt with a glass of water.. which i actually thought tasted good. and it made it soooo easy but it made my stomach go haywire and i got stuck in the bathroom all night. i was looking online and i guess some people do it every once in a while and call it it a salt water flush to detox their system. does anyone else do this on a daily basis and can handle it? or know if after a bit if your system just gets used to it?thanks so much!jess. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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