Jump to content

Why Can't We Bend Over??


julieph85
 Share

Recommended Posts

Ever since I developed pots when I go to bend over I get terrible pressure in my head and then as soon as I am upright again I get terrible dizziness and tachycardia, almost feels like I'm going to pass out for a few seconds. This happens every time I bend over. This never happened before pots. Why does this happen? I'm assuming it is triggering the vagus nerve when we bend forward and causing a vasalva type reaction. But why is this so sensitive in pots? I've noticed that my vagus nerve is extremely sensitive and even slight pressure in my chest will trigger the response. I cant even drink a glass of water without triggering it. But why????

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This is such a great observation julie, before i ever got tachycardia etc. i was having problems bending over. In fact, bending over for me is worse then standing up. You would think that bending over would supply more blood to the brain?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

me too! sometimes it feels like something is being constricted....and I also get the horrible head pressure.....is it because we don't dilate and constrict vessels properly maybe? I also find when I get that constricted pressure feeling it causes my heart to beat irregular...I HATE it!!

Bren

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thank-you for the thread. Great explanation! I always thought it was because i was putting my heart below my head, but the other explanation makes more sense. Bending over used to be a huge migraine trigger for me, but now I just get the pressure and then dizziness nausea. Go figure.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...