MaryJo Posted July 27, 2005 Report Share Posted July 27, 2005 Hi, I would be grateful for any advice on the following. I have POTS and NCS, but I am not sure what is going on when this happens. The other day I began to feel generally weak and ill and when I took my heartbeat it had dropped 20 beats from my normal resting pulse rate. I find now that when I feel bad that my heartbeat has dropped. I had to lay down because I knew that i would collapse, but although I was laying down, I still felt as though I would fall unconscious. I then made myself drink as much as I could and added some salt to the water. In all over a 3 hour period, I drank about 3 - 4 litres. After this my heartbeat gradually began to increase and I felt better. It was really scary, and I thought that I would have to go to the hospital (although I have not got a clue what good they would have done, as most of the docs don't even know about POTS). I don't know how best to proceed with this. I would like to have a patient care programme, like they do for asthma, or diabetes so I know what I am doing. I just felt so scared, but fortunately, I was able to improve with the fluids. I really have to keep my fluid levels up otherwise I become really bad very quickly.Is this a NCS attack? I am not sure what is going on. I also have episodes of tachycardia which are far more common, but I don't understand the slow unenven heart beat.Thanks for your replies.MJ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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