I thought it was the dish that ran away with the spoons?

Well, in the nursery rhyme it is but for me it's POTS!

Click this for an explanation of POTS

And this for an explanation of SPOONS

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

An Amazing Experience.

I had an amazing experience yesterday. I woke up with a normal pulse!

I started taking liquorice root as I read a number of posts by people on the DINET forums who were saying how it had helped them.

For me to wake up with a normal pulse just sitting was amazing (usually, thanks to Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia, I can always feel my heart racing) but I also checked out how I felt standing, and I felt fine... so of course I put my bp cuff on and checked my vitals.

112/69, pulse 85

So then I RAN upstairs and checked my vitals again.

110/75, pulse 112

After that I brushed my teeth (standing) for a couple of minutes and then checked again.

104/80, pulse 70

I could NOT believe it.

The strange thing was, I wasn't feeling good at all- I felt really drained and woozy. But, upon seeing my heart rate was so normal, I decided to finally do all the cleaning and tidying I'd been putting off. So,

I cleared away the clothes and coat-hangers I'd left out, I tidied my desk, I hoovered my room and the dining room and the conservatory, I danced, I did energetic knee lifts, I danced while lifting weights, I did sit ups and as if that wasn't enough I did 250 steps on level 3 resistance on my 'air stepper exerciser' and after THAT I ran on the spot for 10 minutes without stopping.

All while monitering my heart rate and keeping it around 140-160bpm.

Today, I feel exhausted and my body aches- but I haven't crashed. I'm not having a 'potsy' day or feeling awful- just very, very tired from all that activity and achy from the sit ups and weights.

My heart rate hasn't stayed normal today but the peculiar thing is I am still getting some normal readings- for example although it was elevated this morning, this afternoon (after my second dose of liquorice) my sitting heart rate was 60bpm. (It's usually 80-90).

My bp has been fluctuating a lot but I am getting some better readings with that too- in the 100s rather than the 80s for the systolic and in the 60s, 70s and even 80s for the diastolic rather than the 50s and 40s.

I went to the Drs today and got my prescription of diltiazem, but I haven't bothered to take one yet and may not if these good results continue.

It's strange and I am not getting my hopes up too much, but it's the most positive result I've had in trying something new, ever.

1 comment:

  1. could u msg. me on facebook and let me know about how you take licorice root? is it in vitamin form?