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Was your doctor worried? If it was taken by an oximeter (thingee where you clamp your finger in), they are notorious for improper readings on us dysautonomiacs. My docs surmise that our vasoconstriction or hypovolemia doesn't provide for a readily readable pulse in our extremities. That doesn't translate to too little oxygen to our hearts, brains, lungs UNLESS you are having symptoms consistent with that. I think a blood draw from the femoral artery to study blood gases is the only 100% reliable way to know for sure.

I've been told by my pulmonologist not to worry about it :rolleyes:

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