Little miss make up
I just wanted to tell you on what I do when my heart races and a POTS attack comes on.
I was lying in bed watching tv and relaxing, when I started to feel my heart rate getting a bit high. I thought it was just a palpitation but it kept pounding out my chest adn i didnt feel quiet myself. So I done my bloodpressure to see what my heart rate was.
So as you can see here my pulse is 105 which is high considering it should be 72. Mine is never 72 it is normally around 80-90 but 105 is still high once it goes over 100 it isnt good. My bloodpressure is low here. When this happens I always call someone in the house to stay with me until my pulse goes down. I do this because sometimes I get so bad my blody seizes up and I cant move and I feel sleepy which I cant go aslepe because I will go unconcious.
So I did my bloodpressure again and I got this reading of 139. This was five minutes after the first reading so I called my brother and he had me sit on the sofa with my mam and he runs to the kitchen to get what I need to bring down my heart rate. So he comes in with a packet of salt and vinegar crisps and a bottle of ice cold water. The salt and cold what shocks my body so it relises my heart rate is high and it sends signals to my brain to regulate it. The salt and water also help to balance my nervous system as it doesnt work right. So i ate the crisps and drank all the water. My brother didnt leave my side he kept making sure I stayed talking and kept getting the cripsps and water into me. Once I finsihed the crisps and water I re did my blood pressure and I got a reading of a 85 pulse. I was out of the attack. I was lucky this time that I noticed it in time. Sometimes it comes on so fast that I get a very bad attack and i seize upand my whole body goes red raw. Once I got a normal reading for me my brother seemed relieved. He worries so much about me and he is amazing when this comes on me. When he worries he gets so worked up that he vomits and he did vomit on this night. Bless him even though we fit as all siblings do when I am sick hes the first to my side and the first to do what I need.
My family are amazing at looking after me with all my conditions and even though I hate asking for help sometimes I do need it.
So that is my heart going a bit mad one night.
Thanks for reading,
if you want to know more about my heart condition I have a older post under dysautonomnia explaining it in full detail.
lots of love,
Little miss make up xox