Maxine Posted February 14, 2007 Report Share Posted February 14, 2007 Today I went out for a brief errand-----one to get my husband something for valentines day at our local Hallmark, and then two doors down from there is a Kroger---grocery store, I went in to get some cash, and a bottled water.We have a snow storm, and I thought I better get out before it gets out of control. It's really cold---about 14 degrees. After going to Hallmark I was trying to decide if I should walk down to Kroger, or get my car and park closer. I decided it would be more work to get the car and park closer because the Kroger and Hallmark only had one store between them. But with POTS that can seem a very long distance.All I did was walk down to Kroger go over to the cash registers buy a water and a bag of teddy grams---and get the cash. I headed for the door, and thought---I'm not going to make it back to my car. I just couldn't get enoguh air. Once I got to the car I drank a lot of the water, got my bearings and drove home---less then a mile away. When I got home I saw our garbage cans blowing all over the place--(garbage day today). I dragged them back to the house------I could barely make it.Do any of you get like this----especially in the cold weather. It feels like congestive heart failure---like there is no air, or enough blood to pump. Now---I know this sounds drasitc, and only a person with CHF knows what this really feels like, but I just felt 90 years old (I know I don't have CHF). My spine has been giving me extra problems lately, and it seems the more pain I'm in the worse my other symptoms get---even when I take something for the pain. I just get very weak.I'm using ICE and tylenol for the pain, and of course either wear my hard cervical collar, or lay down to get the weight of my head off my neck. I don't tolerate pain meds well, but thinking of trying ultram to see if I can tolerate that. I'm waiting for this bad weather to pass. It's so frustrating how sensitive our bodies are----it makes it difficult to get treatment to help us feel better.Maxine :0) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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