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Radiostatic

741d

I haven't been diagnosed as of right now but I've been having alot of symptoms that seem like POTS and I keep getting called a hypochondriac and "worrying too much". maybe I am but I wanna know for sure

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    • Lena2003

      703d

      Even if it's not POTS it's something, your not a hypochondriac and i would fight for a tilt table test 💜

    • Lena2003

      703d

      Even if it's not POTS it's something, your not a hypochondriac and i would fight for a tilt table test 💜

    • potsprincess

      734d

      This sounds like pots. Do you have a watch that can track your heart rate? If not I recommend buying a pulse ox. If your heart rate goes up by 30 when you go from a laying down or seated position to a standing position thats pots. You can do an at home "tilt table test." Something that really helped me get my diagnosis was keeping a log of my heart rates and showing my dr. and cardiologist. On top of recording heart rates, also do this test, fill this out and bring it to your doctor: https://potscare.com/wp-content/uploads/PMTTT-Instructions.pdf

    • NewYork

      741d

      I hope you get answers soon :)

    • NewYork

      741d

      Also make sure to drink a good bit of water. Most people with POTs also take a lot of salt, but I wouldn’t eat more salt until you get a diagnosis because if you don’t have POTs, then it might affect your veins and heart in the long run

      • Radiostatic

        741d

        @NewYork thank you so much

    • Nono5

      741d

      You should do a standing test. Measure your heart rate when laying down for 10 minutes and then when standing up for 10 minutes. Bring the results to your doctor. If the change is more than 40 beats per minute or your heart rate get higher than 120 you should definitely tel your doctor. Do the test with someone close

      • Radiostatic

        741d

        @Nono5 I will thank you

    • NewYork

      741d

      You might want to try compression socks. Even if it turns out that you don’t have POTs, wearing compression socks won’t hurt you

    • NewYork

      741d

      Do your feet turn red after standing for a long time

    • NewYork

      741d

      Those do sound like POTs symptoms, I would try to see another doctor if you can to see if you can get a diagnosis

      • Radiostatic

        741d

        @NewYork they get red and my veins are more pronounced when I stand for too long

    • NewYork

      741d

      What are some of your main symptoms, if you don’t mind me asking

      • Radiostatic

        741d

        @NewYork Dizziness when standing, getting numb limbs all the time, nausea, headaches, chest pain, and joint pain

        • randochikn

          737d

          @Radiostatic those sound pretty close to POTS so its unlikely you’re just a hypochondriac.

        • Paigey

          741d

          @Radiostatic your not crazy. I hav been told that I need psychiatric help by multiple doctors. I suffered for 10 years with no diagnoses and trying to figure out what’s wrong with me. Finally a person I met through yoga said I should see a POTS specialist and I was then diagnosed with it. I had no idea, but doctors run like a business they say how they feel and move on to the next patient sadly. If you need any advice, feel free to reach out to me.

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