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Hithere

803d

Hey guys! I just had the tilt table test and was wondering if my results were normal with someone for pots? When they first raised me up I had a heart rate of 140 bpm as well as a rise in blood pressure, which from what I understand is normal for someone with POTS. I didn’t pass out so the nurses injected the medicine that increased my heart rate. I was told it was normal for me to feel awful on the meds, which of course I did. When they tilted me up my blood pressure dropped and my heart rate spiked to 125. I started seeing double and apparently my blood pressure went to 59 over 45. What I find weird is my heart rate then dropped from 125 to 38. Did any of you have a similar experience?

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    • hounddog

      795d

      Tilt table test is the only test i havent had yet.

    • hounddog

      795d

      Tilt table test is the only test i havent had yet.

    • hazyeclipse

      803d

      with *

    • hazyeclipse

      803d

      They didn't give me the medication you're talking about, they thought my heart rate had increased enough at 130 and I ended up having horrible symptoms - I got really nauseous, short of breath, and started sweating profusely, and was just really uncomfortable, it's hard to explain the feeling. It got so bad I was actually struggling against those straps and asking them to lay me back, and then my hearing started to fade and I started to feel sedated and at that point they finally brought me back down and gave me fluids. My blood pressure dropped to 70/40, and my heart rate was up to 130, though normally it's much higher without meds and probably still had some propranolol in my system. They told me this is what the test is supposed to do, and that my reaction was completely typical of someone with my issue

      • Hithere

        803d

        @hazyeclipse that makes me feel very relieved! Thank you!

      • hazyeclipse

        803d

        @hazyeclipse So yes, I would say your experience is normal for someone like pots

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