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JustRachelle

571d

I was standing in the bathroom for about 5 minutes getting ready to do my hair and I got lightheaded and I felt completely out of breath. I checked my heart rate and it was 146. I sat down and waited a few minutes and it went down to 111. Laid down waited a few minutes and it went down to 84. So I got back up and took it time I stood up and it jumped to 124. This is so frustrating and scary as hell! Disclaimer: I am undiagnosed going to see cardiologist on Friday. If it’s not POTS it’s definitely something else. This can’t be normal.

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    • JustRachelle

      565d

      @royalty 🤣🤣 they can be like that… he diagnosed me today.. he said oh you definitely have POTS .. he said my heart rate jumped to 133 within 18 seconds.. I was doing the treadmill test..

    • royalty

      565d

      GOSH I felt this 😭😭 I keep dropping hints to my doctor because heaven forbid I actually say POTS without being called dramatic but he just keeps ignoring them and saying it's normal 😮‍💨

      • JustRachelle

        565d

        @royalty 🤣🤣 they can be like that… he diagnosed me today.. he said oh you definitely have POTS .. he said my heart rate jumped to 133 within 18 seconds.. I was doing the treadmill test..

    • RyeRyeBread

      565d

      Hope you get a diagnosis 🙏 I was frying tofu fish sticks in my kitchen (lmao), when I felt the all-to-familiar feelings that you've described. I checked my smart watch - HR was 203 💀💀💀 Sat my ass down, and it trickled back down to high 90s-100, and then afterwards when I fully lied down it went back to 70s-80s 🤦‍♂️ This shit is definitely not normal 😂😊 (i am diagnosed now, but being undiagnosed and having very obviously nOt nOrmal symptoms was terrifying)

      • JustRachelle

        565d

        @RyeRyeBread very! I’m at the cardiologist now because I have to do all this testing over… like I’ve been telling people for years the way I feel is NOT normal.. and now tjis heart rate stuff 🤦🏽‍♀️ like my heart rate should not be 150 from cooking eggs 🤣🤣 it’s definitely not funny but it’s like damn somebody please listen to me!!! Something ain’t right.

        • RyeRyeBread

          565d

          @JustRachelle 😭😭 right like wtf people 😂😅😭 eggs, tofu fish sticks- these should not be causing 150+ heartrates 🥴

    • Teee

      570d

      You definitely have pots love :( I’m so sorry… I hope your feeling better

      • JustRachelle

        565d

        @Teee thanks love 💕 I spoke to cardiologist about it and we are going to start testing for it. I go back today for another echocardiogram and stress test. I may possibly be getting another heart monitor today

    • Red914

      571d

      I remember having that happen to me. It's a horrible feeling. Make sure you drink lots of water.

      • JustRachelle

        571d

        @Red914 I drink tons of water but that’s just out of habit. But I’ll definitely make sure I’m drinking a little more.

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