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I'm gonna bring up POTS to my doctor.

May 05, 2016 2:25 PM

My BPM is always super high and I have all the symptoms, it would explain a lot of why I'm always so dizzy and lightheaded. Also explains the Gastroparesis

May 05, 2016 2:57 PM

Hi frailfairy. Hope you're having an easier day today. What is pots?

May 05, 2016 3:11 PM

Thank you:) it's basically a reduction in the blood that occurs when you stand:) so you get really dizzy and faint and weak

May 05, 2016 4:37 PM

Are you on any medication? Have a read of the rare side effects carefully. I developed pots like symptoms when I was on amitriptyline for pain. My pulse was about 110 sitting and went up to 145 after walking around, I'm fairly athletic and would normally be in the 70s. Really scary time, luckily my doctor suggested stopping the tablets before they took testing any further and after about a month everything settled down. I found the pots UK website very useful, they have a guide you can print out to explain pots to your doctor. Best of luck! ๐Ÿ€

May 05, 2016 4:39 PM

I never even thought of that! I'm on so many new ones I haven't checked them all, thank you! You're very helpful I appreciate it xx๐Ÿ˜

May 05, 2016 4:48 PM

Glad I could help ๐Ÿ˜ I think the packetpacket that came with the tablets said it could cause palpations and increased heart rate. The only thing was that I had to come off them slowly, when really I never wanted to touch them again!!

May 11, 2016 7:52 AM

I have hyperadrenergic POTS which is the 10% of POTS patients. I have alot of research on POTS I can share if you are interested. Sadly it takes so many of us 6 years or more to be diagnosed. The more informed you are the more you can advocate for yourself.

May 11, 2016 5:24 PM

Would you be willing to email it to me? Thank you so much!! I know getting diagnosed with more rare conditions takes such a long time, anything would help!โ™กโ™กโ™ก

May 14, 2016 9:39 PM

My niece has POTS. She has to add salt to her food to keep her blood pressure up. It helps her a lot with her dizziness and fainting

May 18, 2016 8:31 PM

I hope your doctor will listen and do whatever is needed to find out. Hugs& prayers! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒผ

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