erickamcc0523 Posted January 8, 2010 Report Share Posted January 8, 2010 First of all, Dr. Baerman is awesome! He actually spent the time to listen to my history and list of complaints... then he spent almost 10 minutes just checking my pulse and BP, both sitting and standing (and back and forth a few times). Though he isn't overly friendly, he is very meticulous, I can tell that he really cared, and wanted to do everything to help me start feeling better. He also isn't going to order a ttt, since as he said, that's used for diagnosis, and he has already diagnosed me. After he went over my vitals and history, he wrote POTS down on the workup sheet... I almost started laughing with relief and joy, because I know how much of a battle some of you have had in getting diagnosed... Plus, I am relieved that this is official... this is the beginning of the end of the darkness! Though I'm sure in a few days I won't be so thrilled being diagnosed with a potentially very debilitating disease, I am glad that I know.. Knowing is half of the battle.I was sent to have an echocardiogram, because my GP heard a heart murmer in the past (he listened carefully, and said that he didn't hear one), and I was told that my heart, at least structurally, should be in a text book, because it looks so great.Again, I am glad (for the most part.. ) to now be officially a part of this autonomically dysfunctional family!!!!!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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