Detrick7 Posted January 11, 2010 Report Share Posted January 11, 2010 I was diagnosed with NCS a few months ago, this is after having near fainting episodes pretty much daily in the mornings for 15+ years. I bought a heart rate monitor watch today to see what my heart rate does throughout the day and because I would like to start excercising more. Watch came with the chest strap and everything. I hooked it up and sat at my desk for awhile, heart rate was around 80. When I would stand it would immediately go to 110, I would sit down and it would eventually settle back around 80. I decided to walk to flights of stairs, just walked not rushing or anything, my heart rate quickly jumped to 140+. This seems more like POTS to me than NCS. I get tired very easily from walking stairs and a little light headed, but don't pass out. In the mornings, usually in the shower or shortly before or after shower, I yawn get very light headed, black out sometimes, and sometimes twitch and drop what I am holding. I had bounced around from many doctors before finding a cardiologist who diagnosed me with NCS. I have had a tilt table test, echo, EKG, sleep deprived EEG, and even a sleep study. The tilt table test was the only thing that showed anything abnormal, I almost fainted three times. I am currently on midodrine after side effect from being on an SSRI (citalopram/celexa). I did buy a blood pressure monitor and my blood pressure actually doesn't appear low like I thought it would for NCS, even if I don't take the midodrine. Any thoughts would be appreciated. I have only had this heart rate watch for a few hours, I am interested to see what my heart rate does in the morning when I am having my episodes. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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