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Hypotension and tachicardaic

Jun 14, 2016 5:56 AM

Does anyone have tips on how to make these stabilize without meds?

Jun 14, 2016 11:11 AM

Staying hydrated with water always helps with HYPOtension. Being tachycardiac usually requires medication. However caffeine and alcohol can be a trigger. You really need to be checked out to rule out any rhythm issues and POTS. POTS can be very complex and I cannot begin to explain it all here. WebMD is a good start.

Jun 15, 2016 5:34 AM

I am in the middle of bring tested for POTS. The neurologist thinksI it is very likely I have it.
I do not know that caffeine is a trigger. I never drink it and I had it and I'm having these awful days of crazy headaches,lightheadedness, and unstable vitals, blurred vision and other stuff.
Thanks I'll go lookat it up.

Jun 15, 2016 5:36 AM

Invisible pain, yes I do craze salt. I've been having 1\4 of a teaspoon through the day. It helps, but only for a little bit. I'm confused. Usually the alt makes it go away after a day but maybe I have to wait till the caffeine is out if my body.

Jun 15, 2016 9:09 AM

Yes it sounds like you'll feel better after the caffeine is out of your system. I cannot tolerate caffeine either. I believe in listening to my body for cravings. If I'm thirsty, craving salt, wanting sweet, etc. Water follows salt, so if you eat salt then your body retains the water better and is more stable with orthostasis and postural changes. Hope you feel better soon!

Jun 15, 2016 12:37 PM

I have low blood pressure, passing out once. They think it was the sinus decongestant I was on that caused me to pass out. I also have palpitations that are worse with caffeine and/or stress. I do deep breathing relaxation to slow my heart and stop the palpitations when they occur. Getting overhead also causes it.

Jun 15, 2016 12:44 PM

Thanks. So they are triggers that bring it on?is it different for different ppl?

Jun 15, 2016 12:56 PM

It's getting worse and I'm getting really nauseous and starting to react to pain. I get allergic reactions to pain. I should personally get it checked out

Jun 15, 2016 3:39 PM

If say if it's worsening then yes, go get checked. Hugs & prayers! 🙂💕🙏🌼

Jun 18, 2016 5:05 AM

I have autonomic small fiber neuropathy that causes this problem. A Cleveland Clinic cardiologist told me to eat salt when the BP is low and use a prescribed water pill when tachycardia sets in. This is an alternative to medication.

Jun 18, 2016 10:33 AM

Salt tablets and compression stocking absolutely help

Jun 20, 2016 5:06 AM

Thanks to everyone for the support and advice. Turns out the humidity sets it off, so its a roller coaster ride of now I have it,now I don't. Have my tilt stable test next week do i hope that will give me some answers.

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