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Senny

620d

I don't know if this is POTS but lately whenever I've been getting up my heart rate skyrockets and just now while I was downstairs making breakfast I suddenly felt like I couldn't breathe and my chest was tightening. I headed upstairs to use my pulse oximeter that I got specifically for these issues and my oxygen saturation was 93 initially but it gradually went back up as I laid down, this feeling is the worse regardless of what it is and it's really scaring me 😭 I felt lightheaded as soon as the breathing thing started happening and now I have a slight headache

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    • QueenSmurf

      610d

      Was this right when you put the pulse ox on? You have to give it a minute or two to get a clear o2 reading. Especially if your HR is high, it makes it a little longer to read the o2 correctly.

    • QueenSmurf

      610d

      Was this right when you put the pulse ox on? You have to give it a minute or two to get a clear o2 reading. Especially if your HR is high, it makes it a little longer to read the o2 correctly.

    • SageKay

      611d

      Im not sure if it's POTS seeing as how symptoms differ between patients, but it is something I would definitely get checked by a medical professional. See if your physician refers you to a cardiologist.

    • 55isMe

      619d

      It sounds the same as i had experienced. I almost never smdo stairs or elevators anymore. Any physical stuff, i keep for like between noon and 4. Seems related to aldosterone levels being high in the morning. Then getting tired early in the evening.

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