persephone Posted February 23, 2006 Report Share Posted February 23, 2006 Don't know what to say- this time I was terrified as the chest pain was horrific and I was unconscious for about four and a half minutes. My face and my lips were blue when I came round, and instead of resetting my system, I felt absolutely horrific.So they got an ambulance- got a bit of a fright when I discovered my pulse was 232 and my bp was 160/80.I got a bit frazzled about going to the hospital, but the amazing English tutor came with me--what a star!I was in resus for 5 hours, and they were really good- even when my pulse started showing SVT and Vtach, they were very nice about it all. And my tutor didn't leave my side- ONCE!they didn't know pots to begin with, but did know dysautonomia. Then when I met the cardiologists, they knew exactly what pots was, and said they'd even diagnosed another young woman with it last year. This is the only hospital admission I've ever had where people have accepted that I know my body, I'm not mad, and this isn't brought on my stress0 tho that does, of course, make it worse.They said that I am anaemic- for the first time in my life, and that probably triggered my big crash last week, since I was just SO tired I cdouldn't go on any longer. Also, they said that my potassium levels were low- it turned out they were lower than the old lady next to me who went into CArdiac Arrest while I was there.So....that's where I've been. Oxford have said I can defer if I want, but I *really* want to try and give things another go here- what else is there? If I get that ill again, obviously I'll have to let it go, but I think I could actually keep going if I get better, and I definitely am better than I was last week! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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