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Syncope, pre-syncope, tachycardia?

Nov 06, 2016 7:19 PM

This is my blood pressure and heart rate from lying down to standing. I keep fainting, blacking out, and collapsing when I stand up. I was in the ER and got saline for dehydration and it helped somewhat but now I'm back to the same symptoms. I've had this on and off for years but I've never thought of addressing it until now. I've been drinking 5 bottles of water per day and it doesn't seem to help. Could I have POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome)? I'm seeing my PCP tomorrow and want to address it with her.

Nov 06, 2016 7:27 PM

Sounds like POTS to me. I have it too. Definitely talk to your doctor about it.

Nov 06, 2016 7:39 PM

Have you had recent lab work since the hospital? I was thinking about sodium, potassium basically a comprehensive metabolic panel? Often with our POTS patients the first thing we would try was more fluid, increase sodium (salt tablets) depending on lab results, and have patients wear TEDS hose. The hose are available at any medical supply store or online. POTS is difficult to manage and diagnosis. Keep pushing until you get answers. You know how you feel.

Nov 06, 2016 9:16 PM

I experience similar things. Apparently low blood pressure is if one of the numbers is below 90/60. Technically that blood pressure shown is "normal". My last spell I was 90/42 and my doctor told me I was fine. She's so useless.

Nov 07, 2016 1:39 AM

You know water or drinking fluids to be more precise raises your BP, there's notHing wrong with your BP readings, it's known that when sitting your diastolic reading can be higher and also the systolic reading to when laying down,if your BP was dropping on sitting or standing then that would be more understandable as to why you're fainting but yours is within the normal range of laying down to sitting upright. Don't know snout your heart rate though...

Nov 07, 2016 7:47 AM

Sent you a pm, I had the same problem but got testing with a cardiologist, you may very well have what I have.

Nov 08, 2016 1:52 PM

Except for the high pulse rate, that's my norm range for several years.

May 17, 2017 5:51 AM

If your heart keeps hopping all over the places and you're already on meds for blood pressure and a beta blocker, than it's understandable why your blood pressure is within the normal. I still faint with my meds and my blood pressure is the best it's ever been. I have issues with my tachycardia and irregular heartbeat. It can range from 100 (90 on good days) to 150 while sitting for me. My medicine isn't taking care of my BPM anymore. It's been like this probably for a couple months now. There has to be something else at play for me.

Jun 09, 2017 11:07 PM

I have been suffering with syncope for over three months. The doctor has just taken me off of my blood pressure medicine. Time will tell!

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