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Margot

540d

Does anyone have their pulse drop after eating? I have a slow resting pulse anyway, but mine gets down to 44 when I eat. Anyone else, and if so what do you do to help?

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    • beingnotseeming

      538d

      @beingnotseeming Oh and I have found that eating smaller more frequent meals was helpful. I forgot that part😂

    • beingnotseeming

      538d

      Yes! There actually is a correlation between POTS flares and eating. When we eat there’s an increase in blood flow to the digestive system to help digestion and since we already have blood pooling in lower extremities that’s an added stress on our bodies. High carb meals can also have an impact. My cardiologist recommended smaller but more frequent meals when possible. Here’s some article links if you wanna read about it yourself https://myheart.net/pots-syndrome/diet/ https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/pots-diagnosing-and-treating-this-dizzying-syndrome-202110062611 https://dysautonomia-postsyndrome.com/pots-syndrome-diet/

      • beingnotseeming

        538d

        @beingnotseeming Oh and I have found that eating smaller more frequent meals was helpful. I forgot that part😂

    • Healforhealth

      540d

      I'm glad exercise offers you a little bit of relief! I have heard that L-Carnitine and Magnesium can help bring the heart rate back within normal range. I have not looked much into it because I don't ofter have a slower heart rate. It might be worth a look into?

      • Healforhealth

        540d

        @Healforhealth Often* not offer

    • Healforhealth

      540d

      Hi Margot! I don't have the specific issue of bradycardia after eating. I actually have the opposite problem. My heart races and beats very forcefully after eating. However, I have had moments when my heart rate has dipped into the 40s. The only thing that has helped me during these moments is just getting up and moving around to increase my heart rate. Does this happen everytime you eat?

      • Margot

        540d

        @Healforhealth Not every time, but it seems to be happening more often than it used to. I’ll try getting up after I eat and moving around. Sometimes I have noticed feeling a lot better after exercising!

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