Post # 1
After a week of going through hell, the worst anxiety I’ve ever had (which is saying a lot)…my doctor called this morning and told me the results were negative! I’m tumor free…woohoo!
So now she wants to focus on getting my heart rate down. I have pretty much self diagnosed myself with POTS, does anyone have this? My heart rate is normal when I am sitting/laying down…but as soon as I stand up my HR shoots up. I’m going to bring this up to her next Friday at my appt.
But I feel so much better knowing I don’t have that rare tumor! It’s a great day already!! 🙂
Post # 3
That’s great news! I hope you’re able to get answers and solutions for your health issue.
Post # 4
I am aure it’s a huge weight off your shoulders – hope things only improve from here on out!! <3
Post # 5
Thank you! I hope so too. I am glad I have a doctor who is being very thorough.
Wow! As soon as she told me it was negative, I burst out into this weird happy cry. LOL it was so strange but I feel 1000X’s better now. Thank you so much! 🙂
Post # 6
@BakerBee16: Great news! Glad to hear!
Post # 8
Great News! Huge load lifted off your shoulders.
Post # 9
@BakerBee16: Oh honey, where do you live? We are the same person!
POTS is generally for the elderly…but I have the same issue, when I stand up my HR shoots up to 20bpms higher…but honestly it’s SUPPOSED TO!
When you stand up, your bp drops…so your bodies response to push the blood back up to the brain is to make your heart beat faster. It’s normal. I feel pressure in my head when I stand up after sitting for too long, or go from laying to sitting (sometimes).
I also have pressure when I bend forward.
Why not ask for a holter? It can’t hurt!
Post # 10
I live in WV. Haha, we seriously sound so much alike it’s crazy.
My doctor is ordering a 48 hour holter monitor and maybe an echo. I’ve also started therapy for my anxiety and I go back Monday.
Stupid health anxiety 🙁
Post # 11
it’s supposed to shoot up but then it goes back to normal.
this is why when doctors do orthostatic blood pressures (laying, sitting, then standing), it’s a few minutes between each of them.
in my experience, I have seen many teenage girls/young women with POTS.
Post # 12
Yeah my HR stays up if I’m standing. It’s awful!
Post # 13
Exactly…I’m in a constant battle with my cardiologist about me having POTS, but he hasn’t tested me by having me stand up/sit down/lay down..etc.
I tested myself back in July and I was 123/79 with a HR of 87 sitting.. then I stood up and quickly pressed the button and it was 98/77 with a HR of 106…and I felt an instant pressure in my head and throat.
I know the difference isn’t horrible, and some studies say it’s 30 BPM , but i’ve had that as well.. for instance, this morning when I woke up I stood up and checked my pulse, it was 112.
I wish they would take it more seriously but he isn;t…my holter showed tachycardia and even bardycardia (slow heart rate) my vasovagal nerve is a little screwed up I think.
I never used to be that way either, this has only been the last maybe 3-4 years.
Post # 14
I’m so glad you don’t have a tumor! Thank GOD!~
Post # 15
I know!! Such a weight lifted. 🙂