funnyfrog Posted October 19, 2004 Report Share Posted October 19, 2004 Hi Everyone - I just wanted to know if any of you have the same problem I do from Pots - This seems to have gotten worse over the past 2 months, even though I am on same meds as usual and not doing anything different. I have had POTS since March,2002 as well as MVP and Epstein BaRR Virus. I had an appointment with my family doctor this past Friday and about 1/2 hour before I left to go there I climbed the stairs in my house and of course, was having problems with shortness of breath when I arrived at his office 1/2 hour-45 minutes later yet. One of the meds I am on is beta blocker pindolol to keep my heart rate down and even on it, my heart rate was reading 92 in his office-usually the pindolol brings hr down to about 60-70 range for me. My oxygen level was fine, 99 percent and he did an ekg which of course, was normal. This led, to the part that I need to vent about that really irks me, he then asks me- Maybe I am anxious - Would he like me to prescribe a small dosage of zoloft(I think that was the med he said)? This led to a discussion of no, I am not anxious, I am just having trouble breathing when I am walking stairs or doing anything overly physical. I can't exercise, which I know means I am not very conditioned, but as soon as I start exercising, even sitting down, I am short of breath within 2 minutes if not less and dizzy. I have an appt with the e/p cardiologist on 11/15 to make sure my ticker is doing ok and my family doctor said he will put a holted monitor on me on oct 28th for 24 hrs to see if my heart is skipping lots of beats or doing weird rhythms that the EKG didn't pickup. I am a relaxed person, not anxious at all, but every time that my family doctor comes to the conclusion that if he doesn't see whats causing my problem "it must be anxiety" I feel like he thinks I am a nutcase, which I may be ,but not because of anything POTS related, I was always a wisea__ before I was sick. Anyway, I feel better, just needed to vent. Unless you have POTS, you can't understand this - I tell my husband what he said, but I figured you all could sympathize a little better. Anyway, have a good Monday night and thanks for letting me vent. P.S. GO YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Signed, NOT ANXIOUS IN NJ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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