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Im just curious. My tachycardia gets worse when im carrying a heavy knapsack on my back to the point that i can feel my heart pounding in my chest. I had to switch to a roll around bag for college. I cant lift anything heavy or my tachycardia gets even worse. Is this a sign of inter cranial pressure? And will diamox relieve this?
Hi Nompancakes, It may be. Valsalva maneuvers make the symptoms of hydrocephalus much worse. Do you have low-level nausea? motion sickness? tremor? the “feeling” of pressure in your head? light, motion or sound sensitivity? All of those symptoms are suspicious for high pressure. Has your doctor had an MRI of your head and neck performed? It will help him/her rule out other potential causes of your symptoms AND it will help look for evidence of high pressure, even if it is sporadic or positional (a partially empty sella, too much fluid in the subarachnoid space, etc). Add the results of an MRV, and it is an easy call. Let us know? Big hug…
I have POTS also, and i am the when i lift things, although on my tilt table test just lifting my arms alone was enough to cause more tachy!So its definately a POTS thing too.
I get pressure to my head if im too hot, dizzy, or carrying something heavy. Its not fun. XD um. In stores and restaurant when the air pressure changes i can get really faint feeling and lose my hearing for a minute and get a little dizzy. Ive never passed out however. I dont think ive ever had an mri done. What does an mrv do compared to a mri? Ill do this testing after the holter monitor test. The bad thing about free health care is that it takes forever to actually get the tests done. My doctor booked the holter monitor back in september and its in use till February.
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