Guest veryblue Posted May 5, 2004 Report Share Posted May 5, 2004 Oh man last night was a bad night! I had one of my ever so famous attacks! I wake up from my sleep at like 4AM I am very dizzy and my heart is like 180 beats per minute! Then I kinda sweat. This happens one in a while. Does this happen to anyone else? I've read about IST and it seems like this might be what I have but I still get a 30 increase on standing and sometimes a small drop in blood pressure so then it seems like POTS. But then I ask myself...how could this be POTS...the "P" in POTS stands for postural! I laying down sleeping when my heart (which never is under 100 and down to only 90 on beta blockers) goes outta control! How can that be postural? How can blood be pooling in my legs in my supine posistion? I just am so frustrated and dont understand. I quit going to doctors cuz I went to 5 EP's and they all said IST...lets do an ablation. I told them about POTS and they told me POTS patient have near normal heart rates when laying down. I guess I'll ask the source (you guys) for some input here! So lucky me, I get to survive the day on only 3 hours of sleep! Ha and I have 3 classes to go to, final exams to study for and then soccer practice this afternoon...oh and did I mention that it's 90 degrees here today! Oh well, thats my daily routine and I'm only 21 so I can handle it. Juut let me know if anyone suffers from this fast heart rate when laying down or sleeping thing please! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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