ChadK Posted August 30, 2005 Report Share Posted August 30, 2005 I was told that men very very very rarely get POTS. The reason I have researched this is because I have suffered from severe anxiety attacks almost my whole life . About 3 years ago I had a episode that when I sat up or stood up I felt like blood was filling my lungs and my heart was almost 200 BPM. I was taken zoloftup until November of last year and quit. Well the oddest things trigger my anxiety attacks and this time it was the space shuttle taking off and that was about what 2 weeks ago and now for the past 2 weeks I have been very nervous and having panic attacks but 3 days ago I called EMS and they came out and checked my heart and it was 135 and then later I laid down and my heart rate went down but every time I got out of bed I felt real dizzy and felt like blood was getting in my lungs and it seems now it has gotten a little bit better since yesterday because yesterday I could not even get up and today I am a lot better. Doctors I have talked with about POTs say only .185 of Americans get POTS and most all of those are women that pass it on to daughters. Everyone I have asked has said they thought it was my anxiety because my heart was fully checked about 2 years ago when it happened before and they determined I had been dehydrated which may be the case now ? Anyways srry this sounds stupid but wanted you guys take on this long and misspelled paragraph. I do pray for all of you even if I do not have it if you need to talk to anyone because I go through severe anxiety attacks and it really ***** pardon my french but you have to remember its not the end of the world . With all the research I have done on POTS its not that dangerous and can easily be treated with right meds or other forms and I have also read it goes away on its own many times. Anyways hope to hear back from you guys soonChad Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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