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Last night I had my husband (an RN) do the poor man’s tilt-table with me. I rested for 10 min and by heart rate was around 72-74. Then I stood up. I only made it to 9 minutes standing very still before I was having trouble catching my breath and my chest hurt, then I felt like passing out, so I quickly got back in bed. My husband said I had hit 104 beats per minute. I never thought I had lightheadedness, but realized I usually compensate by moving around. Also, I do get dizzy when I squat down and stand up. Maybe POTS does fit my symptoms. I have a dr. appt this week to explore more.
As for the runny nose, I take nothing. I try not to take meds if I can help it (and especially now as I’m expecting). I do have a prescription for Flonase from a previous doctor.
Can you tell me more about plasma catecholamines? What would those numbers tell me?
As for other symptoms, I haven’t noticed an increase in urination, but I am a bit more irritable especially with repetitive noises or movements. Lack of motivation comes with this along with feeling full high in my stomach and hungry at the same time. I have another type of crash that doesn’t have full body fatigue, (so not usually related to moving my arms above my head) but instead a bad headache with nausea, light sensitivity, noise sensitivity and neck pain. I always have low level neck pain, but with these episodes, I feel more tender. I often have to throw up (can’t be induced) before the pressure will subside and my symptoms release.
I don’t know very much about episodes of mast cell degranulation? But I do have sensitivities to perfumes, lotions, cleaning supplies, candles and dust, which would be increases when I’m already “down.”
Thank you so much for walking this journey with me. I look forward to more suggestions!