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Autonomic Dysfunction

Also known as Blackouts, Collapse, Dysautonomia, Fainting, Hypotension, Micturition Syncope, Orthostatic Hypotension, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Syncope, Vasovagal Syncope

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  • Baroreflex Failure / Baroreceptor Failure

    I am an 8 year head and neck cancer survivor, which needed extensive radiation. I now have labile hypotension, with either very high to very low blood pressure, unstable. All tests on heart etc, show that I these are normal, and it now appears that I have baroreflex failure - is a condition for …

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  • Fainting spells?

    The other day my grandmother mentioned she was kind of nauseous and light headed. Within minutes she sit down stating she thought she was going to faint. While sitting, she just kind of zoned out like she wasn’t all there and then her head dropped forward. Her eyes were wide open but there was …

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  • POTS??

    So... I’ve recently been having “heart trouble” where when I stand up, I black out; I have episodes of fast heart rate while doing nothing (130-160), lots of fatigue, dizziness, and lightheadedness; as well as general tachycardia when not laying down. I went to a cardiologist who gave me a ecg ( …

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  • Postural hypotension

    I've suffered occasionally with postural hypotension over the years, but since Friday, I've been having extremely frequent attacks, about 95% of the time I get up from sitting or stand up from bending down to do something. I'm waiting for an appointment with my dr, but I'm afraid …

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  • Does your heart rate ever lower with POTS syndrome?

    Hi guys. I’m awaiting for my POTS testing to come back and as far a my cardiologist thinks, he suggested that POTS is what I have. My heart rate is wonderful whenever I’m lying/sitting but I start standing or walking and HR shoots right up and doesn’t come back down. I’ve tried veripamil (ccb) and …

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  • Strange vibration sensations - what's causing it??

    I've found several forums where there have been posts from people experiencing this disconcerting feeling of an internal quivering or vibration but none of them are current, so I wanted to see if anyone else out there is having the same experience and can share an insight into what might be …

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  • Blood pressure very low

    Hi there,  I usually suffer from lightheadedness/dizziness when I stand up from lying or sitting and have done for quite some time. It usually corrects if I just steady myself for a few moments. However today I have woken up with extreme lightheadedness that does not seem to be related to …

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  • Dizzy when I stand up a lot!!

    Hello everyone I just wanted to talk about dizziness. So when I stand up from my chair or sofa I get kind of dizzy and loss of vision and I think the correct term is orthopedic hypotension or something like that. But anyway I do suffer from anxiety and everytime I stand up I do think about before …

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  • Anxiety, Stress, Phobias or some other condition?

    Hello everyone, For the past couple of months I have been experiencing a number of episodes in certain sitiuations By episodes I mean feeling off balance feeling faint and dizzy but my vision never distorted or blacked out to actually faint  I have these episodes when I walk in a completely …

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  • BLOOD DISORDERS

    It is amazing what work on some may no work on another because we are totally different from another person , different blood type different enzymes genes etc so some who say this no work on me or work on you is because we are made different, rheumatoid arthritis is common so the genes one day …

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  • Can Beta Blockers cause Autonomic Dysfunction?

    I was perfectly fit and well until end of last December when they put me on a small dosage of the Beta Blocker Bisoprolol due to ectopic heart beats that developed into Ventricular Tachycardia. As soon as I started taking them, I described myself as being turned into an old man overnight who could …

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  • Missed period, weird bowel movements and strange pain

    Hello.. I hav missed my period by 3 weeks..I can't possibly be pregnant as have not been sexually active for about 8 months Also for the past few months my bowel movements have changed. They used to be very regular however now I sometimes go three times a day and sometimes not at all....it' …

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  • Weird Feeling almost every day for 3 years

    Hello everyone, I want to discuss my strange feelings which I've had for 3 years now. It is difficult to tell how its started but the feeling is following - I feel a weird vibration/sensation feeling around my chest area which progresses to the head, includes dizziness and lightheadedness, …

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  • pots

    hi im 22 years old ive recently been tested for pots and going back soon to see the doctor to see how i am got very fast heart beat and feel dizzy and headaches and really light headed like im going to pass out and also ive started with anxiety can this be connected to pots? xx

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  • I feel like im about to faint right now

    Hello. For the past 20 minutes i feel really faint while sitting down. I didnt get up fast or anything it just happened at random. And im feeling really short of breath. My hands are also clammy all of a sudden and im really terrified.

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  • Pots Or Anxiety Reaction?

    Hi guys, on and off for the past 4 months I've been experiencing POTS like symptoms that I've never had before being diagnosed with anxiety last year. I know i have been dealing with anxiety after I lost my ex to cancer. I became so stressed and anxious about my health which eventually lead …

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  • Low blood pressure

    Hello I have low blood pressure, possible POTS? I am 21 female. I am tired all the time and can't stand in line. I am doing ground exercises, lots of water and salt but my blood pressure I just low. My metabolism is really fast and I am slightly underweight for my height even though all I do is …

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  • Pots syndrome help please

    Hopefully there are a few people that can help put my mind a ease. I’m finally being tested for POTS but after all my tests it’s going to take another 3 months for the results and an appointment with my consultant.  I’ve gone through the ‘there seems to be nothing wrong with you’ . ‘ you could …

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  • Desperate

    Hello everyone, I'm really happy to have found this forum, reading other's stories, experiences and tips really helps. I would like to share my situation and I hope to receive some feedback. I'm a 21 year old male and have been suffering with POTS for four years. Getting the diagnosis …

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  • Syncope and first aid training

    I've had syncope since I was in primary school, aged 5 or 6. Along with other situations, anything medical, no matter how small, brings on fainting spells. I was removed from biology class in year 9 because of it. I faint if I get leg cramp, if I read anything in the news or if someone talks …

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  • My husband fainted after peeing then I think he had seizure??

    My husband has been fainting after peeing at night, he’s 40 years old and generally in good health.  It happened a few years ago when he had a bad toothache (I personally linked it as it seemed to stop happening after he had the tooth out although this could merely be a coincidence) and he had …

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  • What are the latest treatments for syncope?

    I had a fairly sever syncopal episode ten years ago.  I had a complete cardiac work up. I went through a number of tilt tests. I was put on at least six different meds and given tilt tests to see if the meds were helping.  None of the meds helped, but many of them …

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  • NO Change in BP During Exercise!

    My son is 10 and has had 2 exercise tests, one yesterday, that show his blood pressure does not change at all during exercise. He is normally tachy, 110-135, and started the test with pulse at 135 and it went to 176 for a minute. He only lasted 6 minutes because he said he was extremely dizzy; BP …

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  • Why does my Husband have random faints?

    My husband and I have been together for nearly 4 years, and in that time, he has fainted 4 times.  The first episode was when he was about to urinate, he got checked in A&E but said it was a simple faint and sent him home. The Second episode was when he was at work, he was out cold until …

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  • POTS

    Hello all. New to this forum just doing my best to do what my GP can't. Diagnose me properly. So I have been having vision problems and pressure in my head. Headaches would be severe and I would have muscle pains. I suffer from Sleep apnea and I do use a cpap. I have horrendous fatigue. I' …

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  • Postpartum rapid heart rate when standing or moving...

    I gave birth to my twins on the 4th of July what was meant to be the happiest time of my life turned so dark. The day after my cesarean I stood up to go and see my babies who were in NICU due to being prem. As I stood up my heart started racing and I felt extremely short of breath. A CTPA of my …

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  • Postural hypotension

    Does anyone suffer from this? My dr says it's nothing to be done about, but I remember getting up one day and nearly passing out. That was 18 years ago. I still have this problem now.

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  • How much exercise is safe with PoTS Syndrome?

    Im pretty active and have been most of my life (F, 17) but since being diagnosed with PoTS the doctor advised me to keepup exercise but to ease myself in and out of each session and not aim for competitive levels of fitness. I take a martial arts class once a week for an hour and the cardio isnt an …

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  • Is it normal to faint after getting up?

    I just got up from my chair a minute ago, I wasnt tired or anything but when I got up I stretched my arms a bit and started to feel dizzy. I know this happens to everyone sometimes but this time I started to feel dizzier and dizzier and my vision started to blur. Suddenly everything went black and …

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  • Increased fatigue due to pots?

    I have been diagnosed with PoTS for over a year now and my symptoms still aren’t 100% under control due to slow appointments and difficulty finding a doctor in my area with enough knowledge of the condition. This past three weeks I have been experiencing a severe increase in fatigue, I could …

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  • Just diagnosed with POTS..lots of questions. Please respond!

    Hi, After a long time of being accused of being a hypochondriac with severe anxiety, I have finally been officially diagnosed with POTS. While it is somewhat of a relief to have a diagnoses, I know I have a long road ahead of me trying to find the underlying cause of my condition. I was just …

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