I followed up with my cardio-electrophysiologist yesterday on my POTS & meds. He was not happy at all the side effects my body was having to the Pindolol & Fludrocortisone. After saying the comment above he went on to say I'm abnormally reacting because where most patients bodies would have a positive improvement, my body was negatively responding to the extreme. I couldn't help but laugh and told him he's about the 7-8th doctor who has said the same to me over the past 10 years. He said my BP should have gone up as high as 150/100 but I'm barely maintaining a normal low BP.
He changed me to Midodrine & Carta (Diltiazem)... Does a anyone have Ave any experience with these meds?
Besides trying to deal with the new diagnosis and meds, I've been struggling much harder with depression & anxiety since November. That's one reason I'm only making random appearances. I think of you all often and pray daily your lives are blessed with less stress and pain, or at least that you have the strength to bear through it. Please do the same for me. In the 10+ years my health has been going downhill, this is the hardest I've struggled with depression and anxiety.
I'm hunkering down for a cold wet weekend, planning to stay in the recliner or bed snuggled down, and thankful we aren't cold enough for the ice, sleet, or snow (only by about 45 miles away). Those affected by the worst of the storm (Helena) be sure to stay warm and try not to slip and fall of you must step outside. Hugs love & prayers to all! 🙂💕🙏🌸