What’s your signal to go to the ER. This whole thing gets spooky.


Psychogenic non epileptic seizure

Chronic Abdominal Distention

Chronic Generalized pain

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

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  • Blobster


    My neurologist recommended if I faint and hit my head, or break anything (my ob recommended if I hit my stomach) but if I have an episode of fast heart rate that feels like it's lasting to long for me I go to the er

  • Cantfindlaura


    Omgg I used to never know when to go bc the ER never did anything for me. But my HR would always go up to 250+ beats per min and I’d still contemplate going to the ER even when it was that high and I was shaking and it looked like I was having a seizure. The ER never did anything and always blames it was anxiety . And if I’m being honest they will do nothing for you unless you’re literally coding. When the medics arrived they would tell me to stop being scared and stop shaking but I couldn’t because it was my muscles doing it not me from being scared. Honestly I still don’t even know when to go to the ER but if it’s enough to cause concern for you then I would go love. And see a specialist bc that’s the only way to get to the bottom of it IF THAT or get medication to stop your episodes. For example after my propranolol dose I’ve never had to go to the ER since I’ve been on it it fixed the biggest problem I had. Which was my heart racing to like 250+ randomly lol

    • Gypset


      hi...I'm a nurse who has pots. Did you mention this to your doc? 250 hr is not pots. I don't doubt you have pots, but 250 hr randomly and episodic can be something more serious, SVT comes to mind but there are other things.have you been evaluated for svt by holter monitor?

  • ValkyrieDahlia


    I was told that you should go to the ER anytime you pass out / lose consciousness. I assume it's because they want to make sure you didn't get hurt during the Syncope episode.

  • Zoey_Val


    I have gone only for kidney stone severe pain as well as once I was unconscious due to POTS. They don’t do much tbh and I’ve had some pretty serious episodes where someone would have told me to go to the ER but typically I’ve found they haven’t done much for me. When I had kidney stones there the fluids and pain meds were helpful as I was vomiting so much from the pain. But typically I try to see if my episodes go away after a while and obviously if it gets too severe I would go. So expensive in the US I can not afford to go even if I have symptoms that would warrant me to go. So far I have been okay but it is a dilemma. I have had episodes where my heart rate will be too high for a long period of time but I tend to manage it with laying down in a cold dark room and put an ice pack on my neck as well as do other things to lower it and after a few hours of that I can get it to go back down. Dysautonomia sucks tbh.

  • hime


    when i can’t keep food or liquids down

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