An article from an Oregon newspaper about postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Of course POTS is often seen in many Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients and/or patients who have autoimmune conditions.
If you have any of the symptoms mentioned in the article, then I would talk to your physician about ordering tilt table testing on you to rule out POTS.
The symptoms of this sound so like what I go through...and have been going through since I was a teenager. I have low blood pressure to begin with, so any drop is bad. They always tested me for vertigo, which they said I did not have...yet they never did any testing for this condition.
Thanks for the info. Platelet. I'm going to specifically ask about this at my next visit.
Yes. I also have that problem. The biggest problem for me regarding this issue is getting up from a sitting or squatting position. I see stars and feel like I will pass out. I have to take it slow. My BP drops to 60/40.
Thank you for letting me know Patsy. I have had a history of falling down stairs and loosing my balance. The last fall cost me dearly. I get that sensation also, even if I lean over to pick up something. It's good to know what is causing it. Wish they had bothered testing me when it first began...it's horrible to experience and scary too.
I hear that. I'm not fond of having to take any more medications either. I have learned to take it slow and easy, getting my balance before trying to walk...and I absolutely do not climb or stand on anything anymore. I'm terrified of falling again.
Lol @ "all the other symptoms"...ain't that the truth!!!
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