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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 lungs was done and a cardiologist did an echo on my heart and all came back normal. I was discharged two weeks later and have been back and for to hospitals since. I was admitted into ICU in the beginning of August where a CTPA was again run and another cardiologist had a look at my heart and all came back clear... They then suspected a tumor in my adrenal glands (pheochromocytoma) but urine elevations were not excessive enough and I was sent home. A week ago I was admitted to another hospital ICU where they did a stomach CT and investigated but all tests once again came back normal. I was discharged with the diagnosis of POTS but I am not convinced. My symptoms are: resting pulse between 90-100 (on a beta blocker) and 120-165 standing. I sweat for no reason, tremble if I walk, I have lost a lot of weight along with my appetite. I get dizzy and lightheaded and my vision is strange (I have after images and light sensitivity) and my stress response is so high that if I stress even a little I feel awful!! Could this be POTS? Anyone have any suggestions... doctors can't help me anymore I am looking for my own answers
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