Rene S. Posted January 9, 2010 Report Share Posted January 9, 2010 Hi. I spoke with Dr. Michael Goodkin yesterday, POTS specialist in Media, PA. I've been concerned with my symptoms that aren't abating, especially the labile hypertension. He came right out and said that he didn't think that meds were the answer for me, but rather cranial osteopathic manipulation. I told him that the person he recommends is way too far for me to go. While on the phone with him, he took the time and found me someone in the area! Dr. Thomas Sabalaske in Feasterville, PA. Dr. Goodkin seems to swear by this technique. I figured I have nothing to lose, so I'm going to give it a try on Friday.I was going to try labetalol but Goodkin felt it might be too strong. The other night my b/p was 171/75 and I was so sick. The next morning I awoke and was sweaty and took my pressure and it was 94/48! But that was while I was still in bed. The fluctuations are just driving me nuts, as I'm sure they do all of you. Goodkin says that the cranial manipulation is supposed to stabilize b/p and help with the autonomic nervous system.Just throwing it out there. Have you tried it? Successful? I used to go to a chiropractor prior to this illness and went for over 7 years. I asked him if it were anything like that, and he said no. Curious to see what the difference is.Thanks for any imput.Rene Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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