I have been diagnosed with sinus tachycardia. Laying down my heart rate has average 75-86 (there abouts). When I stand it will usually go to 110-120, and up to 150bpm. This is in the absence of anxiety and exercise other than normal walking through the house. As soon as I lay down the rythmn slows dramatically (although it can from time to time be as high as 112 laying down).
I wrote this in reply to an answer from Dr James Beckerman (WebMD)
Hi, thanks for your reply. The cardiologist recently performed a stress test. Since this stess test (although Ive had it previously and told the Dr) shooting nerve pain around the area of my heart. However, this pain occurs when I have a dull ache on the left side of my head and nerve pain down through where (I imagine) the arteries to the brain are and to my heart, I can feel it. Im concerned, as I have told my cardiologist, that the tachycardia could have something to do with the nerves from my brain to my heart. Physical exercise seems to trigger it off and it is getting worse. I have no idea if this is bad. Thanks again. Simon.
I never post on forums like this which I guess indicates the concern I have.
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My son Reed was just diagnosed with P.O.T.S. Reed was in a motorcycle accident a little over a year ago and fractured his temporal bone he had bleeding inside his brain as well as outside. He seemed to have recovered remarkably. Until he started having these "events" where he would get really light headed, sweat profusely and sometimes vomit. His MRI of his head came back fine and he had an EEG that came back fine. These events kept increasing, they began after his accident occurring about once a week then they increased to about three times a week to three times a day. On Friday he was having them about every half hour. I took him to the E.R. where they admitted Reed for the variations in his heart rate and blood pressure. After blood work another MRI (which came back fine), Reed had a tilt table test. His heart rate during the test went up to 158 and his blood pressure was at 70/30 he was diagnosed with Pots. He was put on a high salt diet and prescribed Fludrocort. (Reed is 18 March 10) Since the hospital Reed hit a deer and the airbag blew up in his face, he said he blacked out. since then his episodes have increased. He went back to the hospital and was told he had a concussion the mri and cat scan came back fine they increased his flurdrocort and that did not help. He is still having several episodes a day. No one has made the correlation of the pots syndrome to his head trauma? Any insight or advice that you have for us would be so appreciated. IView Thread
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