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AsterJ

521d

do you know how I could get tested for POTS?

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    • JustRachelle

      515d

      I’m in the US I’m not sure where you are but my doctor mentioned a tilt table test but first I had to redo my echocardiogram and stress test. During the stress test he said my heart rate jumped so high when I first stood up that there wasn’t a need for the tilt table test. I might do it at some point but it’s not need now. They can pretty much tell without the tilt table test depending on how bad it it.

    • JustRachelle

      515d

      I’m in the US I’m not sure where you are but my doctor mentioned a tilt table test but first I had to redo my echocardiogram and stress test. During the stress test he said my heart rate jumped so high when I first stood up that there wasn’t a need for the tilt table test. I might do it at some point but it’s not need now. They can pretty much tell without the tilt table test depending on how bad it it.

    • rycole523

      516d

      No need for a tilt table! Most cardiologists will do a series of blood pressure testing while having u sit, lay down, and stand. Then they will do a heart monitor for 48 hrs to check for large spikes in rates.

      • Juno2191

        515d

        @rycole523 if doctors can do that, fantastic! But as a heads up, at least in the US, most docs won't accept a POTS diagnosis without a tilt table test

        • rycole523

          515d

          @Juno2191 im in the US! And so far none of my drs have thankfully recommended the tilt table as many results are inconclusive!

    • ninners

      521d

      You can ask your doctor to order a tilt table test, that’s a pretty standard diagnostic test for POTS

      • AsterJ

        521d

        @ninners Thank you!!

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