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The nurse who performed the eletroctrocardiogram on me said that something was definitely wrong with me, as she had trouble finding my pulse!! she said this happens with old people, but she has never seen it in a young lad like myself

what could it be? low blood volume? my doctor said this was "nothing"... haha, but he also said that dysautonomia was nothing, so I would be naive to believe him

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Often times when a person has low blood pressure, it's difficult to find a radial pulse (pulse on the wrist), in cases of severe hypotension, even finding the pulse in the neck can be difficult. If you have low blood pressure chronically, you may want to see if your blood volume is low, however there are many different causes for chronic hypotension. Many people with POTS have similar problems as you with finding pulses...it seems to be par for the course.

Have you tried to see a POTS specialist?

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  • 2 weeks later...

bringing up an old post but i wanted to chime in...

funny story... i passed out at dental one day (which was right next to medical)... code blue was called and they were getting the paddles ready. i woke up with oxygen on me and the paddles wavering over me. hahaha... and these were professionals...... i was breathing! how could my heart not be pumping? i had dentists and doctors all around me. the SSgt that was in front of me thought it was his fault and that he had killed me or something because he told me to do something another and times he did he saw me falling to the ground. lol. he said my head hit so hard that it bounced up and i knocked it again.... so i do know what you mean! the doc never did tell me what it was that made them not feel a pulse. other times though some nurses have taken my heart rate shortly after me fainting and said that it would be in the 30s and that it was very faint of a pulse. no one has given me any explaination. i agree with dizzy dame though. that sounds like it would be why and i would suggest the same as she did if you haven't already done so by now.

take care of yourself and i hope you have already found out what you needed to know.

dionna :wub:

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When I first did my poor man's tilt table test, my son took my pulse every few minutes. After about 4 minutes of standing, my son was unable to get a pulse in either wrist, or ankle. He had to resort to the artery in my neck. I think that's a symptoms of POTS.

Julie

The nurse who performed the eletroctrocardiogram on me said that something was definitely wrong with me, as she had trouble finding my pulse!! she said this happens with old people, but she has never seen it in a young lad like myself

what could it be? low blood volume? my doctor said this was "nothing"... haha, but he also said that dysautonomia was nothing, so I would be naive to believe him

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