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Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

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  • Posted By: kate1982
  • November 28, 2006
  • 11:48 PM


I am currently in the process of being diagnosed with P.O.T.S, and I was hoping that some of you could help me answer a few questions.
1. I've had several ECG's that have all come back as rapid but otherwise normal sinus tachycardia. Does P.O.T.S usually occur with this type of tachycardia, or does it have a specific arrythmia it's associated with?
2. I have a slightly elevated heart rate and low blood pressure when sitting or laying aside from the usual 40bpm jump in heart rate when I stand. Is it possible that P.O.T.S could include this high resting heart rate and low blood pressure as well?
Any feedback anyone can give is appreciated.


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  • Hi there, You may be the same Kate as the other Forums I frequent.....but yes POTS can cause a fast heart rate while sitting as well as low blood pressure. Amby
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 20, 2006
    • 08:22 PM
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  • i would like to tell everybody a little something about p.o.t.s this is a condition that not many doctors know about. I was diagnosed three years ago and have had difficulty getting a doctor to even believe me. Most of the tests that doctors do are in a sitting position when you go to the doctor make them take your blood pressure and heart rate standing up. Most doctors will not have a problem with it if they do then you need a different doctor. another thing is wether you are sitting, standing, wlaking, or running any of these can cause a high heart rate. Normal things that you use to take for granted become harder to do and can make you seem like you ran a marathon. Housework, dishes, walking in walmart, or even just getting out of bed becomes a chore to to. I use to work two jobs and was raising three kids at the time i was diagnosed then i hurt my foot at work (nothing serious) and i couldn't work anymore. Making dinner for my family became a chore and going grocery shopping is something i have to plan in advance because i can't do anything else for the rest of the day.I have had doctors tell me to excercise more or try one pill or another but it is hard when you don't even have the strength to get out of bed. The best advice i can give you is to get a great support team. Someone who is there to get you out of bed when you're having a bad day. Someone who can go to the doctor's with you and back up what you tell them. Most of all get someone who is going to fight with you every step of the way so when doctors or even other people try to tell you your crazy they can support you and back you up at the same time.hang in there!!!!!jenny:rolleyes:
    gizmo123 1 Replies
    • October 23, 2011
    • 06:37 AM
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