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StressBear

308d

Does anyone have experience with taking POTS medication while pregnant? If so what have you all used that are safe, and experiences with that. I'm going to talk with my doctor, but wanted ask here as well.

    • kxda

      308d

      Wait theres MEDICINE for POTS!?!? I was told there isn't any treatment or medication besides eating a crap ton of extra salt?

      • 55isMe

        308d

        @kxda isnt it amazing what some doctors dont know and therefore cant share useful info. Id recommend switching to a doc that has POTS experience or at least autoimmune, or at least treats some of your worse symptoms. Keep in mind there are different subclasses of POTS too. My BP skyrocketed with the rapid pulse (180mmHg and 180bpm was my first 2 visits to the ER). 120/80 and 70bpm after a couple hours and potassium (my potassium was also dropping, up normal 3 days later). Anyway, i went with cardiologist. If it was more classic POTS, I'd go for POTS Specialist or neurologist route.

        • kxda

          307d

          @55isMe im actually in the process of switching hospitals so ill definitely keep in mind to try and find one with a doctor who specializes in POTS more! The hospital that diagnosed me was a small wellness clinic and he told me i have mild POTS so just take a bunch of supplements and salt and ill be fine, and then my actual doctor actually tried undiagnosing me they tested me again but they did a really weird test that made no sense they made me lay down and checked my bpm then they made me stand up normally but they made me stand for a couple minutes then tested my bpm which makes no sense because my heart rate had already gone back down minutes after standing up

    • Makay

      308d

      I was able to stay on my propanolol throughout my whole pregnancy. My prescription is for Propanolol ER 60 MG 1 per day

      • StressBear

        308d

        @Makay awesome thanks!

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One user mentioned being on a low dose of a beta blocker during pregnancy, which was deemed safe. Another user reported using propranolol, a type of beta blocker, which significantly helped her. However, one user mentioned that her neurologist wouldn't add anything to her regimen until after the baby was born. It's important to note that experiences can vary and it's crucial to consult with a healthcare provider for personalized advice.

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