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JustRachelle

578d

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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    • 55isMe

      105d

      @Kennel agree. Slow and steady improvement is the key

    • ibetonlosingfrogs

      578d

      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

    • Kennel

      578d

      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

      • 55isMe

        105d

        @Kennel agree. Slow and steady improvement is the key

    • CyberEm

      578d

      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

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