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Heart4paws

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  1. I have been on coreg CR for about 7 years for my POTS. Lately, for about the past 3 to 4 months I have been experiencing a major amount of PVC'S and lots of anxiety to go along with it. My cardiologist tried increasing my coreg but I could not tolerate it, it knocked me on my butt. Now he is switching me to Metoprolol to see if it helps any better. My blood pressure is not really an issue, just the heart rate and the PVC'S. Anyone been on metoprolol for this ? Any advice?
  2. I appreciate all the input. I am not looking forward to a hot, humid summer either (south carolina). Went to see my cardiologist this morning (actually I could only get in with the physician assistant) and for now she is putting a heart monitor on me for 48 hours to observe the pvc's and she is also increasing the dosage of my beta blocker. Hopefully this helps. I also ordered some of the banana bag drink that I saw on this site. It's a solution that supposedly helps with hydration. Anyone else tried this?
  3. I am very new to all of this so bear with me. I was diagnosed with POTS in 2011 after giving birth to a son. Up til now beta blockers and lots of hydrating have kept it pretty well under control. Now it seems as if I am having more symptoms in the past couple of years that are worsening. Symptoms such as extreme heat intolerance and having lots and lots of PVC's. I am feeling so bad all the time and this is keeping me from doing things with my kids most all the time. Doctors in my area seem to know little about POTS and anything I've heard or learned about dysautonomia disorders is from research I have done myself. Any advice or pointing in the right direction would be much appreciated
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