Well my cardiologist appointment went decently, I got some answers but they were mostly what I have been told before so it’s not anything enlightening. Basically I was told that, and I quote my doctor, I ‘almost have Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome’ He said I have all the symptoms except for the fact my heart rate only goes up about 20 beats when I go from sitting to standing as fast as I can. People that have POTS have heart rates that usually go up about 40 beats or so. I’m glad I don’t have POTS, but I’m frustrated I still don’t have anything to put my finger on and say ‘that’s why I feel so dizzy and nauseous today’ But I may have to come to the realization that I may never have solid answers. I have been told by many doctors that people like me who have chronic dizziness and fainting, sometimes just have chronic dizziness and fainting because that’s the way their body works. Now that sounds like a loud of it to me but hey, I haven’t studied medicine for umpteen years. So to remedy my symptoms hopefully we are trying a new medication that raises my blood pressure. I’d really rather it not do this but I trust my doctor and it’s the only type of symptom relief that won’t interfere with my other meds. I’m also transitioning from Pediatrics to a regular Cardiologist in the next few months; stressful enough as that is, I’m excited because I will be able to get a second opinion on my condition which always seems to give me a bit of comfort. More updates will come soon as I have a upcoming Neurology appointment this week.
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A chronically ill writer, I am a unique person letting my quirks come though in my creations. Not just a writer but a crafter, I love making something someone can enjoy. I'm a guard girl at heart trapped in a body that rejects her passion. Once struggling to see that the path may wind and twist, I now take each turn in stride. I ultimately want to become a Certified Child Life Specialist, helping kids overcome their fear of the hospital. Writing, as always, on the side. I try to look for the beauty in things and remeber that something good will come from the pain I have endured. As an old man once said "Look for the light and you will often find it, look for the dark and it is all you will ever see." View all posts by thechronictypist