Dizzy Dame Posted April 14, 2006 Report Share Posted April 14, 2006 Hi all, Since I've started some new treatments, my health has improved alot...I guess I got so used to feeling somewhat normal that I forgot that POTS is a CHRONIC illness...it doesn't just go away. Yesterday was very warm, and my building still hasn't turned on the AC yet. The heat would have made me pass out (and not wake up probably) so I loaded up on Gatorade and Midodrine and went to the library where it's nice and cool. Later, I went to visit a friend who is in the hospital and I didn't get home until around 8:00 pm (which is very late for me). I thought I hadn't done anything too taxing to my body, but at around 2:00 am I was woken up to my HR in the high 100's and my BP was all over the map (three separate readings over a period of a few minutes read: ~170/110, ~70/50 and ~140/60). I was up the whole night shaking and surging and wishing I would die...when I finally did fall asleep I had dreams I was strapped to hellish rollercoasters all night (adrenaline surges always make me feel as though I'm falling). Today, I'm on my back in bed, too sick to get to the bathroom by myself without falling. Does anyone know why our bodies react so violently to overexertion?...I mean, come on, this is a major overreaction! Any thoughts, comments are much appreciated. Hugs,Lauren Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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