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Meemee

Normal blood pressure?

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Hi again! Sorry to ask another question, its just I only get to see my doctor once every month and I keep on getting so many symptoms due to my POTs! I have found that at around 7pm every day I get incredibly tired and lethargic, and struggle to concentrate. I notice that when this happens my pulse is quite weak, when usually it is quite strong. My blood pressure varies often I was wondering if this is normal? I worry about how my pulse strength varies so much, so if anyone else suffers with this too please let me know! It would be hugely reassuring.

Many thanks, I hope you are all well xxxx 

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Most people living with POTS experience sometimes extreme swings or variations in both pulse rate and with respect to their blood pressure. For me, around 6:30 PM most days is the "witching hour". Like you, I'll become lethargic then and struggle with both my mental focus and overall sense of well being. So long as you're otherwise healthy, I wouldn't worry too much about whether or not your heart can take it. The heart is as tough and strong willed an organ as any in the human body. It is built to hold up and to keep going just fine even when the stupidest autonomic nervous system is confused as to how to properly keep pace with it.

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51 minutes ago, ScottS said:

Most people living with POTS experience sometimes extreme swings or variations in both pulse rate and with respect to their blood pressure. For me, around 6:30 PM most days is the "witching hour". Like you, I'll become lethargic then and struggle with both my mental focus and overall sense of well being. So long as you're otherwise healthy, I wouldn't worry too much about whether or not your heart can take it. The heart is as tough and strong willed an organ as any in the human body. It is built to hold up and to keep going just fine even when the stupidest autonomic nervous system is confused as to how to properly keep pace with it.

Thank you so much for this, I feel much better! Hope you are coping well :) 

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@Meemee - have you taken your BP when you feel like that? It sounds like it could be your BP dropping. I too reach my limit around 7 pm every evening and often go to bed at that time. 

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51 minutes ago, Pistol said:

@Meemee - have you taken your BP when you feel like that? It sounds like it could be your BP dropping. I too reach my limit around 7 pm every evening and often go to bed at that time. 

Can't afford a blood pressure cuff at the moment sadly 😕 

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