mtkim Posted April 18, 2006 Report Share Posted April 18, 2006 This is my first post to the forum. Thanks for bearing with me. My family doc is pretty much convinced that I have POTS. She ordered a tilt table, but my cardiologist red flagged it before I could have it. I saw my cardiologist today for the first time in a little over a year. I take Tambocor and a small dose of atenolol 12.5 mg in the morning and 12.5 mg in the evening. I have had cardiology studies and have even undergone and unsuccessful ablation. Today he couldn't even remember why I was on the cardiac medications that he has me on and he spent more time looking for when I had the ablation than he did actually listening to my husband and I. He finally suggested implanting a loop monitor, weaning me off the cardiac medications, and then performing a tilt table. Weaning off the heart meds is a little scary for me because I don't want to go back to the days when my husband would have to drive me to the hospital with my head hanging out the window while I tried to stay conscious with a heart rate of over 200. Has anyone else had a loop monitor implanted? Get this, he said at least you've never had afib. My husband's jaw dropped because on the very last visit after having a Holter he said he was concerned about there possibly being a small break through of afib.What hurt the most from this doctor today was that he just made me feel terrible about myself. Yes, I know I'm overweight; yes, I know I smoke (I'm a medical transcriptionist and I know the consequeces are), and I drink 2-3 cups of coffee a day. He told me that he just thought I had an addictive personalilty. I don't drink. I have never used drugs, gees I don't even play the lottery. Now I'm afraid to eat one of my favorite cookies because I might be addicted to them too. Sorry for rambling, I'm just a little self conscious right now.Meds are Tambocor, atenolol, Prilosec, Lasix (have to control the swelling some times), Xanax 0.25 mg twice a day, and a baby dose of Zoloft at night. Thanks again Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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