About Me: Male, 49, Cayman Islands, member since Jan 2005
Born and raised in Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands, also a citizen of the United Kingdom. Happily married for nearly 22 years, 2 sons , 21 & 18. Retired for medical reasons from The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority where I worked for over 18 years. I'm rarely
[More] a sufferer of palpitations anymore, but sympathize with those that suffer with them as only one that has had them can truly understand the distress they cause. My main complaints now are mainly all related to Ankylosing Spondylitis the reason for which I had to be medically retired from my job due to severe pain.Luckily I'm not disabled and I think my symptoms have peaked though I suffer from pain, stiffness and general fatigue daily. Having a supportive family is the best thing one could wish for when suffering with a chronic illness and I must say I have been blessed in that regard.May everyone who visits this forum find comfort and be blessed.Kindest regards to all.
Interests: Healthcare in general, PVCs & arrhythmias, also Connective tissue diseases.
I noted that when I looked up the word drop in heart rate your post came up with Dyautonomia
In your post.
by tickertock, Jan 12, 2007 12:00AM
Vasovagal,POTS. I'm not a doctor but a tilt table test could probably answer ?s to some of your symptoms. Dysautonomia syndromes can be difficult treat, though symptoms range from mild to severe.
My 15 year old son was diagnosed with this along with bradicardia, in Aug last year at Shand's hospital at that time and tied it to the abuse of overheating in school and willful denial of water by the school system. Yesterday my son EEG showed an even lower rate from the previous appt. with it dropping to 38 from a previous 44 the doctor is telling me there cures or research. My son last week collasped and the doctor is not concerned. Suggestions?
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