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Having a bad day. I should have known when I woke up how this day would turn out.

My anxiety level has been at an all time high lately also so that has not helped. I woke up at 5:00 after tossing and turning most of the night. My pulse at rest was in the high 80's. I took my bb on time but by the time I got to work by noon I was feeling loopy and my hr standing was in the 105-108 range. I felt out of it all day. I work only 2 hrs a day in a local elementary school, you would think 2hrs would be no big deal, but I do stand the whole time.

By the time I got home my chest was beginning to hurt and my heart rate shot up. I started to get nervous. I took a reading with a heart monitor my dr. gave me. It was 106 according to the tech. My chest was really tight and I felt out of breath.

Luckily my hubby was on his way home and he picked up my little guy from school. Grabbed me and picked up my other two and went to my cardio. I popped another bb at the time and my rate was in the high 90's sitting. The highest I caugt it sitting was 120 while the chest tightness was really bad. I was scared.

Well, ekg was fine. My cardio says it was autonomic problems coupled with anxiety. I feel lost. :) Not that I am looking for trouble, I am happy that the ekg was good and I've been thoroughly tested by him in November. He hugged me, kissed me on the cheek(hubby was there..lol) and told me anytime I need to be checked just to validate that I am not having a heart attack or such, he's there. That was nice.

I feel loopy typing this. Still have a bit of chest tightness and finally my hrate is down in the 70's. My b/p is normal and when I stand the systolic drops just a bit yet I feel "off". My head feels heavy as a brick and so do my legs.

Now the skipped beats have kicked in and other strange heart sensations. He offered me xanax, I'll give it a try tonight, just a wee bit to see if I can stay asleep without tossing and turning.

I hate the pounding heart and the lightheaded feeling. I am going to have to try to deal with this the best I can.

I'm tired and I am going to try to eat a little something.

Really, thank you all for making it through this ramble and for just being there. :)

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Sorry you are having such a crappy day. Do you think the bb is making you feel a bit loopy? I know I feel funny after taking my bb so I take it right before bed, so I don't suffer the fatigue in the am, and the dizziness, etc. It's hard not to get anxious about the POTS symptoms, because you really do feel aweful when you get them...Anyhow, I hope you feel better and get some sleep tonight! :)

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