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rj.crow

521d

i really hate how high my heart rate gets in the morning. it stresses me out so much. i made sure to get up really gradually and drink water on my way up, but i still hit 198bpm by the time i walked to the bathroom and i had to lay down on the floor for 20 minutes. i don’t even know how i’m supposed to manage this.

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    • EncyclopediaFae

      520d

      @rj.crow what about the leg massager boots? They completely encase your legs and use compressed air to keep squeeze your blood around? Might be something to do before getting out of bed

    • IndoorCat

      520d

      You're nearing heart attack territory with a heart rate that high. If it ever distresses you too much, call an ambulance

    • GlutenFreeGirlie

      521d

      I understand this. There have been mornings I have gotten up and my heart rate has shot up to 242bpm and I have just instantly collapsed 😥

      • EncyclopediaFae

        520d

        @GlutenFreeGirlie I’m just so glad mine doesn’t spike that high and I’ve never gone past presyncope.

    • EncyclopediaFae

      521d

      Salt tablet before bed?

      • rj.crow

        521d

        @EncyclopediaFae i tried that a couple times and it didn’t seem to do much. thanks tho!!

        • EncyclopediaFae

          520d

          @rj.crow what about the leg massager boots? They completely encase your legs and use compressed air to keep squeeze your blood around? Might be something to do before getting out of bed

    • Bird1620

      521d

      That's frustrating for sure!! I was just speaking with my nurse about how long it takes to be able to manage symptoms. She said because POTS is so different in everyone it's hard to say what will and will not work. It's a long process of trial and error. Keep advocating for yourself and keep trying different things, eventually you'll learn how to make living easier For me its taking mobility aids (walker or cane and shower chair, +chair in the kitchen for cooking) lots of salt, daily infusions, and a beta blocker as needed. I now know signs before I get an episode so I can do what I need to before it gets bad

      • rj.crow

        521d

        @Bird1620 i’m working with my doctor to try and find something that works. hopefully we get it figured out

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