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  • Posted By: pamelasmc
  • December 21, 2008
  • 00:12 AM

You may need to have a Tilt Table Test for diagnosis. Research that and be prepared. It will be an unpleasant test if you do have POTS, especially after they give you the nitroglycerin. Within 2 minutes my whole body went cold and everything went black. Wish someone had explained all that MIGHT happen before hand...I tend to do better if I know what to expect....scared the heck out of me.
I have been symptomatic since 6 years old and have had lots of EKG's, echo's, holter monitors, treadmill stress tests, etc.... everything was always fine, in spite of how I felt. I'm the one who finally suggested to my cardiologist to try the TTT and he was surprised that I got a positive result. Don't be discouraged if you have to convince your DR to agree to the tests.
Good Luck and keep us posted

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  • Thanks Pamela i'm waiting for results from an addisons disease test and ct scan, if they both come back negative i'll request a tilt table test.
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