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  1. looks like the eating and drinking is something that I need to talk to my dr about OR be sneaky about Rachel, I'll definitely give the breathing out slowly thing a try...thanks for mentioning that. If anyone else has any good suggestions for pushing that may be helpful in controlling the bp please throw them out there. I'm going to write everything down that I possibly can because I'm sure once i'm there my mind will go blank. ethansmom-i'm REALLY hoping to only have to push a few times too. There's a history of fast deliveries on my moms side so hopefully that will continue on with me.
  2. thank you rachel for telling me your experience. It helps to hear what you did and what you would do differently. I see my dr again on tues so hopefully they'll be able to tell me what they're thinking so I can prepare mentally for it. I'm sure I'll have more questions after that appointment. Thank you sooo much for taking the time to chat with me about this. It's just always good (well not good but i'm sure you know I mean) to hear that someone else had the same problems and concerns and how it ended up.
  3. katherine, I went through the same thing with being told I was depressed or had anxiety for a few years before I got my diagnosis. I think that's a common story for most of us here. I didn't feel like I had those issues but after being told that for so long I started wondering if I was just in denial. It's been a few years now since I've gotten established with a really great cardiologist and primary care dr. We've found the cause of all the weird symptoms I was having and they've been fixed by svt ablations and by the medication I take now for POTS so I KNOW for sure looking back with abs
  4. wow, thank you all for your responses. This is my first pregnancy and I was diagnosed beforehand with pots and have it under control with Mestinon. They wanted me to stay on Mestinon throughout the pregnancy-they weren't concerned with me being on it. Things have been pretty good so far. Just the typical ups and downs of pots. I also have to factor in the fact that I have a very small chiari malformation (i've been told it's not a cause of concern) which is I believe the biggest issue for my anesthesiologist at the moment and he wants to play it safe and do gen. anesth. but my perinatolo
  5. I know there's a lot of old discussions on pregnancy and pots but I would really like to talk to others who have gone through this. I'm about 8 months pregnant. It's been going really well but now there's discussion going on between dr's as to what to do about delivery. For those of you who have had babies with pots I would appreciate chatting with you a bit. I have a number of questions but I'll start out with asking what kind of delivery you had...natural, epidural, c-section, general anesthesia? Thank you!
  6. I've been on singulair for years and it's been one of very few meds that I haven't had any problems with.
  7. I've been on mestinon for almost a year now. It really was a miracle drug for me. I had side effects big time in the beginning but they do get better. I had to play around with the dose quite a bit too. completely worth it all. I can't say enough good about it. My pots was really really bad..i was barely functioning and it brought me out of it and it's maintained its effect for me. my biggest complaint about the side effects was the twitching...which i figured out you just have to make sure you eat enough when you take it and that helped alot. My sister also tried it...she has a diffe
  8. hi, I had a terrible migraine a couple years ago. The onset was awful...i became disoriented, didn't know who my husband was, didn't make sense when i was talking...very scary. I had only had 1 migraine previous to this one..i do have a low grade headache almost everyday though. Once i had this onset though I couldn't get rid of this migraine for almost 6 months. I tried a few meds but they didn't do a thing plus i was also afraid of the side effects. My dad is a chiropractor and he sent me some Petadolex and I just started using that and my headache finally went away and i haven't had an
  9. We had a hewlett packard before. I want something under 200. It looks to me like the biggies you need to look at are the megapixels which I'm thinking 5 would be good for us and then definitely want to make sure it has optical zoom. Our old camera took forever to reset after you took a picture...is that how all digital cameras are?
  10. what's srl? We got our first camera for a gift so I'm not familiar with digital camera lingo :-)
  11. our digital camera just quit working. Any suggestions on what kind to be looking at for a new one?
  12. I found out a year after my POTS symptoms started that the apt I had lived in the previous year had to be completely torn apart because of the mold in the walls. INTERESTING!
  13. i get twitching a lot also. I've been told it can sometimes be from a lack in calcium so maybe try increasing your calcium intake for a while and see if that helps. I also twitched badly from being on mestinon and eating something when taking my meds helped tremendously with that.
  14. i've tried a few. My POTS got pretty bad when I tried them. Might have just been reacting with my BP med though. I was on an antiarrythmia before my POTS got bad and it definitely helped.
  15. This story made me sick and I just wanted to share it with you all. I just sat there with tears in my eyes watching it. It's amazing what humans can put other humans through. http://www.thekansascitychannel.com/news/6882159/detail.html read the previous stories also at the bottom
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