jenwic Posted February 11, 2006 Report Share Posted February 11, 2006 I keep trying to figure out if I have POTS or IST. A few weeks ago I read posts by Carolyn and MomtoGiuliana that gave me some new info. Carolyn said,"...some POTS people don't have any blood pressure issues at all. My understanding is the defining characteristic is elevated pulse upon standing or standing for a while (ortostatic tachycardia doesn't always go with orthostatic hypotension)."Momtogiuliana said,"BP does not necessarily go down with POTS. POTS is defined by heartrate going up more than 30bpm on standing." I have definite tachycardia with rising in the morning (130-135), after eating, with fever, with dental injections of certain types, with colds and viruses, etc. I have started checking my blood pressure when I have these episodes and it seems to remain about the same. Can someone tell me where I can find research or information that says POTS doesn't necessarily relate to change in blood pressure?Also, do any of you know any good dr.'s where I could be tested in southern Ohio?Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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