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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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  • 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 no...

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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's...

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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 causing...

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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, sometimes...

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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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  • 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 empty...

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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 to...

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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 eat!...

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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 have...

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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 long...

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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 was...

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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 about...

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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 brains...

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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 had...

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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 didn't...

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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 the...

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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'm...

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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 lungs...

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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 issue...

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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 I...

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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 probably...

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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 wondering...

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  • Very short fainting spells

    About a month or so ago, I experienced something very weird. I was in the car with my husband (thank god he was driving that day). We were talking and all of a sudden I hear his voice fading away. Then I felt tunnel vision and sort of a “drowsiness” feeling. Feeling confused and lightheaded by then,...

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  • Autonomic dysfunction and constipation & blood pressure swings

    Hi everyone.  I have autonomic dysfunction, confirmed through a QSART test at a hospital neurology department.  I have almost all of the symptoms and it seems to me that my symptoms change and new things appear.  I was officially diagnosed a couple years ago where I was dizzy even laying...

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  • Very high BP when standing with POTS. Please Help

    hello I'm 36 y male living in Germany. I'm suffering from horrible symptoms for 6 months, I have got a POTS syndrome with heart rate jumps from 75 to 120 with standing and many other sever POTS symptoms "dizziness, fatigue, PACs, tingling feet, shaky feeling...etc".But what makes...

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  • Vasovagal and Medication.

    Hi Everyone,  I have been experiencing vasovagal attacks the last few months and even with increase of salt (32oz of Pedialyte a day), a protein bar with 230-260mg of salt, and an increase water intake of around 48 - 64 oz a day (I used to drink upwards of 100 oz but my doctor said that was...

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  • Can anyone help me figure out if this is thyroid or pots?

    I figure some of you have a lot more knowledge than me on this issue since I have only had these symptoms for about a month and a half. I am hoping that if I show my symptoms here that someone may he able to tell me a little more about whtmat is going on and perhaps what I should do. First off. Tsh...

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  • I am trying to figure out what type of pots I have, can you help?

    I figure some of you have a lot more knowledge than me on this issue since I have only had these symptoms for about a month and a half. I am hoping that if I show my symptoms here that someone may he able to tell me a little more about whtmat is going on and perhaps what I should do. First off. Tsh...

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  • Pots/Anxiety

    Hoping to find someone who knows whats happening to me. I am 21 year old male. My symptoms started 1 year ago with lightheadedness, headaches, pain in eyes, sensitivity to light, felt dizzy/vertigo feelings and heart palpertations started. I had a ct scan to back of head showed normal. since then my...

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