Audball

94d

Hey potsies. I just took a shower, fell and hit my head when I blacked out. It doesn’t hurt too bad but I left me a little loopy and my heart rate went up to 195 and stayed there for some time. Eventually went to 150s but now as I’m sitting hour later it won’t go down past 100/120s :( is this grounds for ER trip? I think I need fluids to keep me balanced and avoid a bigger flare later
Thanks I’m advance

Recurrent Syncope

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

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  • inspainwithoutthes

    94d

    Absolutely go on over to the ER and get checked out and ask for some fluids. I hope everything goes well and you feel bit better ❤️

    • Quari

      94d

      agree with this comment, and my anxious ass wouldn't do it. Be better and go to ER

      • Audball

        94d

        same here, I don’t want them thinking I’m on drugs which could cause the high HR. But I’m hoping once they see my POTS diagnosis they will treat me properly

    • Audball

      94d

      Thank you so much for the quick reply, I’m going to go. I know I need it, I get worried about them not knowing much about POTS but I need to advocate for myself anyways <3

  • Quari

    94d

    If you have insurance you probably have a nurses hotline/triage number you can call. They should be able to tell you if you need to go to the ER.

  • PolkaDot77

    94d

    Always go to the ER after a head bonk, could be nothing or could be something serious, they will check.

    • 55isMe

      94d

      agree. Its the hit to the head with loss of consciousness that warrants ER. Pulse wise. No. For pulse, its almost completely about the impact it is having. For me: First time around , 30 years ago, it never went below 100-120bpm for 3 years. 171 bpm was my high at that time captured due to wearing a Holter monitor that day. This round, the last 3 years. I now have a loop recorder. They simply stopped telling me the high. I topped the 200bpm earlier this year. I do like that this round, it goes down when resting/reclining, but a bit too low for my comfort 50's. My point is, none of the docs were concerned with the numbers as long as between 50 and 180bpm. If it stays outside of that range then they will adjust my betablocker. It was the impact of the pulse that was important.

  • NewYork

    94d

    You should probably get a shower chair to prevent that from happening again

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