Gena Posted November 28, 2004 Report Share Posted November 28, 2004 I posted about a week ago regarding some problems with arrythmias and my heart stopping for several seconds. Well, every other night or so since then I've woken up in the middle of the night with a brief spell of tachycardia (tonight I has another arrythmia spell too, with what felt like multiple heart beats at the same time.) Tonight I had the tachy after having a bad dream but then, my heart was settling down after a couple of minutes, and I coughed and then that's when the arrythmia kicked in and my HR shot through the roof again. I've had nearly 3 great months of only mild symptoms and now I'm having a bit of a relapse. ugh! (and nothing has changed in my daily regimen.) When I first developed POTS symptoms, my BP was on the floor, so when I had tachy in the middle of the night I could either attribute it to a nightmare or to low BP. But my BP has stabilized a lot of the last couple of months. When I go to bed now it's usually in the nineties over fifties.... which is great for me, b/c it used to run much lower.This past week, when I take my BP in the middle of the night, it's right after or during the tachy episode and by then it's shot up to at least 110/70, so I'm not sure if it's falling too low prior to the episode or what is actually triggering it. (I'm lying in my bed when it happens. (I'm not triggering it by trying to get out of bed or anything.) I have mild MVP and I know hypovalemia can make that worse ,but I am drinking plenty of fluids.I'm getting to my question now... Does anyone have tachy and/or arrythmias even when their BP and fluid level seem to be pretty good? I guess I'm just looking for some peace of mind here....my anxiety levels have been running high this week b/c of all this! Not to mentioned I'm really bummed about this setback! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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