I’m not sure if I should discuss POTS with my doctor I’m not sure if this is what’s going on but my heart rate gets sort of high ( 108 to 110) when I sit down from walking. It can be the shortest distance and it still happens.. example: kitchen to bedroom. And also if I’m on my feet for more than a few minutes it does it then as well.. I’m not sure what the heart rate is because I haven’t checked standing up. With slight chest pain.

This was also one of the reasons the hospital referred me to a cardiologist back in December. Cardiologist said everything was fine and to do a follow up in a year.. it’s almost for me to go back for my follow up.




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  • CyberEm


    It never hurts to mention something regarding your health. More than likely, they'll take your heart rate laying/sitting/standing to see if there's a difference of at least 30, and if it should be looked into more! Wish you luck with it all <3

  • Teardrops


    I have routine elevated heart rates. Been seen by a cardiologist was told I am fine. Heart EKG was normal. And a lot of other blood work was normal. It’s unknown tachycardia

    • JustRachelle


      I had one back in December at the hospital and it was abnormal. The one at the cardiologist was abnormal but the stress test etc was normal.

  • Kennel


    My heart beat stays relatively high and raises quite easily from minor activity too I have fibromyalgia and my doctor thinks that may affect that he encouraged me to slowly increase my level activity to try and help with that and other symptoms

  • ibetonlosingfrogs


    For sure worth bringing it up!! Many fibro patients have it. There’s also a test you can do by yourself (google poor man’s tilt test) that can help you feel more confident you have it!! My cardiologist did the laying-sitting-standing HR/BP comparison and that was enough for the POTS diagnosis

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