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I get really dizzy when I sit up, stand up, bend over, and other things like that. This can and has made me black out and sometimes even almost faint, and most of the time it makes me fall down unless I hold onto something and wait for a few seconds. I started going to the doctors because of this, and explained that it feels like my heart beats harder when this happens. All of them ran the base blood tests (ex. blood sugar levels) with some thyroid tests because of my family history, and found nothing. It took one realizing that I mentioned my heart beating harder (and he then verified that it was happening) to think that maybe I should see a cardiologist. I haven’t been able to call in the appointment yet though. :/

[Image: 6-piece blue colored background with a Siamese cat with blue eyes. Text reads: Top: “Go to several doctors in the span of a couple weeks, they all find nothing” Bottom: “They ran the exact same tests that had nothing to do with what was wrong”]

I get really dizzy when I sit up, stand up, bend over, and other things like that. This can and has made me black out and sometimes even almost faint, and most of the time it makes me fall down unless I hold onto something and wait for a few seconds. I started going to the doctors because of this, and explained that it feels like my heart beats harder when this happens. All of them ran the base blood tests (ex. blood sugar levels) with some thyroid tests because of my family history, and found nothing. It took one realizing that I mentioned my heart beating harder (and he then verified that it was happening) to think that maybe I should see a cardiologist. I haven’t been able to call in the appointment yet though. :/

  1. cutters-recovery113 reblogged this from diaryofasickkid
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  3. ossydarling reblogged this from chronicillnesscat and added:
    … So that isn’t a normal thing?
  4. lindsayface47 reblogged this from chronicillnesscat and added:
    The other notes have said it as well, but have you had a tilt table done to test for POTS? It took quite awhile for them...
  5. sexysaurusrex reblogged this from chronicillnesscat and added:
    Come on doctors I’ve waited nearly 3 years for you to figure out what’s wrong with me!!! Hurry up!!!
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  10. ohsweetirony-incognito reblogged this from chronicillnesscat and added:
    That sounds a lot like POTS. A cardiologist is definitely good to see, and until then, drink lots of fluids and eat...
  11. sistersofmercy reblogged this from chronicillnesscat and added:
    Dear lord you need a tilt table test for POTS! D:
  12. familiaralien reblogged this from chronicillnesscat and added:
    Oh gawd, I had this happen before. A bit of TMI for anyone reading (feel free to scroll if you don’t want to hear...
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  15. splishsplashdragon reblogged this from chronicillnesscat and added:
    oh hey it’s me! :D
  16. whatsthestorytori reblogged this from diaryofasickkid and added:
    Yea this happened to me almost exactly and it turned out to be POTS. Those tilt tables suck though, my doc also gave me...
  17. iprefertheshanimal reblogged this from chronicillnesscat and added:
    i’ve had this and it is literally because you stand too fast. i have thicker blood which makes mine happen but it’s...
  18. bittersnurr reblogged this from chronicillnesscat and added:
    No matter what kind of doctor I go to it always seems this is all they do, more blood tests, usually repeats of thyroid...
  19. diaryofasickkid reblogged this from chronicillnesscat and added:
    Hun, get tested for POTS. That is EXACTLY what POTS is like. But, all a doctor is going to do is run a tilt table and if...
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  21. thenameisslicer reblogged this from chronicillnesscat and added:
    Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), a type of dysautonomia. I would know....
  22. sparklyeevee reblogged this from chronicillnesscat and added:
    That sounds like some kind of positional or orthostatic hypotension thing. If the cardiologist doesn’t think of it, ask...
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