ChadK Posted September 1, 2005 Report Share Posted September 1, 2005 The doc knew about POTS and I had my BP taken standing up and laying down and sitting and in all cases it was perfect even on the tilt tabel test thing it was good and he concluded I did not have POTS but yet all my symtoms are just like it . Now yes , the past 2 days my heart has not raced near as much and I have been able to get up and walk around and etc and have been gettiing better day by day. The only problems I am having now is that it feals like all the blood is rushing to my head and I have a minor headache. He said that all these symtoms are related to anxiety and some previous dehydration. He did a experiment with me and told me to lay down and he took my heart rate and it was normal then I stood up and it was about 105. Then he had me lay down again and sit up but this time when I stood up he had me throw a ball back and forth in my hands and to concentrate on it while I was throwing it . The time I threw the ball and stood up my heart rate was only about 10 beats faster than normal and then went to normal but as soon as I started thinking about it again when I stood up it was fast again. He concluded that this was severe anxiety disorder pretty much making my body think I had POTS . He said there are a few types of POTS and some people can get it temporarily after a band case of anxiety or something traumatixing anf will go away when others will have it off and on throughout life. I could have swore I had it but the doc and hospital here is one of the top heart docs in america. So if any of you have input I would like to hear it. Another thing .... He said that with POTS patients they ussually have a high heart rate when standing and there blood pressure drops ( not a whole lot all the time ) but that is what causes a lot of people to faint when they have POTS. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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