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Hi! Just wanted to share my COVID story. 3 weeks ago my family and I came down with COVID. My husband was bad and had to get the Antibody infusion right away, he got better fast after that. My symptoms lingered: high fevers every day, fatigue, cough, shortness of breath ... went to ER 3 times, once for antibody infusion, always was sent home. Until finally on day 14 I could no longer breathe, fever 103.8. PO2 in ER was only 83. They admitted me for 4 days on O2, steroids and many other meds. Finally got to come home Saturday on home O2 and am slowly improving, although it will take weeks to get back to normal. 

What I wanted to point out is that despite the severity of the illness my POTS symptoms have been under control! Yes, BP is up a bit from the steroid, but no syncope, seizures or even BP surges! That is something unheard of for me, since I normally become severely unstable from even the slightest sniffles. I am hopeful to owe this good fortune to the Plaquenil my specialist put me on in December 2020. It really seems to have helped the inflammatory condition that was a definite underlying trigger for the dysautonomia symptoms. 

I hope this info will be helpful to someone. Be well, everyone!

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@targs66 - ironically my husband now seems to have some mild POTS symptoms! He seems to get very tachycardic ( 130's ) when he does anything. He had this problem bofore and took Verapamil but stopped it during COVID. I have him drink a lot and eat salt, hopefully he will improve. Thank god no fatigue!

Thanks so much for the well wishes!!!!!!

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8 hours ago, Pistol said:

@targs66 - ironically my husband now seems to have some mild POTS symptoms! He seems to get very tachycardic ( 130's ) when he does anything. He had this problem bofore and took Verapamil but stopped it during COVID. I have him drink a lot and eat salt, hopefully he will improve. Thank god no fatigue!

Thanks so much for the well wishes!!!!!!

That's interesting - after my mother and I had Covid (at the end of last year), we both had tachycardia.  My heart rate was jumping to between 110 and 120 without exerting myself. (It's unusual for me: my dysautonomia issue is very low BP/neurally mediated hypotension, not POTS). However, the tachycardia did seem to resolve within a month or two after having Covid (although we both have other symptoms that persist). I hope your husband's tachycardia also resolves, and that neither of you have any lasting problems.

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