persephone Posted January 21, 2005 Report Share Posted January 21, 2005 (edited) I actually fell from the treadmill today....all I was doing was WALKING with a gradient. I didn't even run!I'm actually on the BP monitor today back home after failing the tilt test AGAIN yesterday.The BP monitor the hospital gave me comes up with error readings everytime I faint/ get dizzy. They said on the phone today that this means when I stand, or move posture suddenly, my pulse is probably going to ofast for anything to register.So I went to the gym as they have pulse monitors of their own; since this hospital gave me a journal to record symptoms and times of readings in, I thought I'd go and get some solid figures to be able to write down since the BP machine isn't picking them up. My pulse went up to 197 just before I fell. It also went up to over 200 on tuesday with virtually no exercise atall.the thing is, I've seen cardiologists and they say my heart's ok. but they've never done Echo cardiographs, or exercise tolerance tests. They never really see me at my worst. I'm seeing a neurologist about POTS, but do you think maybe I should be seeing a cardiologist? I'm yet to find a caridologist in Britain who knows about POTS. Infact I don't think there *IS* one! Anyway, back to the original question...as I was white as a shet, freezing cold and shaky after the treadmill incident, and my pulse was rocketing like that, should I tell somebody? Should I be worried? Am I going to have a heart attack? Isn't the max HR you can tolerate 220 minus your age/ That would be 197 for me...but I was going beyond that the other day. I felt ever so ill. What should I do? Edited January 21, 2005 by persephone Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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