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6Hypnone
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I had gone to er w rapid hr, dry mouth and woozy head 2 weeks ago but we think was from RSO was on... Too high a dose. And they said nothing serious they could find.

But now I have a pounding heart (not on RSO anymore) at night/early am, none of the other previous symptoms. My sleep cycle sucks but that's not new. I go to bed at 330 am, fall asleep maybe 6am

I thought maybe was the bunch of xylitol gum had right b4 bed, as that can raise hr. But this night, I had only 2 pieces but was in the afternoon. I did have 1 piece of dark choc to take my abx with early am, as wanted to take away from my probiotic. But have done that b4 w no issue.

Sometimes if I do some light cardio it helps and dunno why.

Could this be one of the infections? Treatment? Is my vagus nerve f*ed? I do vagus nerve exercises. I'm supposed to start coq10 for my heart flutters but haven't yet. And flutters aren't new.

Anything I can try? I'm desperate.

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I don't know what to tell you.

Is your BP good?

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I've had something like that for a long time, what feels like a pounding heart at night that makes sleep impossible. (But not with an actually increased HR).

In my case, taking atenolol, which is usually for hight BP (which Is don't have) helps that. I was already on it from the meds I was on for

POTS. When I went off the POTS meds, my cardiologist had me stay on it, because I was stable on it, and it was helping with the palpitations. I think they caused what felt like a pounding heart.

Both my Lyme friendly cardiologist and I feel that it's autonomic changes from the Lyme. It's not from the heart itself---at least in my case.

Lyme definitely can mess up the autonomic nervous system, which regulates breathing, heart rate, digestion, and elimination.

BUT you should get it checked out by a cardiologist to make sure that your heart is ok, especially since your HR was elevated. And cannabis definitely can raise it.

Yes, checking your BP can also give clues as to what's going on. You can easily get a BP cuff at the drug store or online; that will tell you both BP and heart rate. But it's not in place of a cardiologist.

Ain't we got fun? NOT.

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I'm Scheduled to see a cardi. But all 3er visits I had, nothing was wrong.
Pots is suspected anyway.
My BP is always lowish. Like 115 over 70 I think. I've had around 95 on top too. I think most it's been was 120.

Hr is always somewhat high, like 90s. Since I was a teen. But this feels different.

Sometimes doing low impact Cardio seems to help.

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Well it's good you have a cardiology visit scheduled to check more thoroughly.

When I was on the meds for POTS, which was for over 10 years, I was given the atenolol for the high HR when I tried to be upright---along with fludrocortisone (no, it's not cortisone), and later also Midodrine, to raise my super low BP, esp when I tried to be upright.

It's a little inconvenient to not be able to be upright without passing out!!

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Didnt know there were meds for pots. I hope there are natural things too.
The HR thing is scary.

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I get this really bad when I hit babesia hard. Waking up at night, sweating, heart pounding, racing, sometimes crazy fast! It happens in waves throughout the day too. Are you targeting this infection by any chance? Or having a flare of this infection?

Like Rumigirl, I have autonomic issues related to lyme and/or coinfections, which seems to leave me more susceptible to this sort of thing.

There are plenty of natural things you can do to help with POTS and the sort. Mine is not 24/7 so I haven't used pharmaceutical meds for years. I mostly just avoid my known triggers, which are heat, big meals, inflammation (I really have to keep up with detoxing or else my autonomic symptoms flare like crazy.) And make sure to hydrate extra, I am very liberal with my Redmond's real salt (minerals!!) and use CT-Minerals by cellcore in my water. Minerals are very important if you have these issues, as HR disturbances can also be caused by their lack.

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Pots

https://lymemd.blogspot.com/search?q=Racing+heart

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Yes, there are meds for POTS!

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