Does anybody have this? I see POTS mentioned in other sites, but not a lot about bradycardia being a side effect of autonomic disorder. Sometimes, the cardiologists recommend a pacemaker, but of 3 who checked out my wife recently, 2 thought a pacemaker was indicated. But with the family doctor in Ohio where my wife is visiting, anther cardiologist specializing in electrophysiology, did a tilt table study, and said a pacemaker would NOT benefit her because her syncopes, which became frequent after abdominal fundoplication surgery 7 months ago were of neural origin, or the brain stem that regulates autonomic regulation of body functions. So the meds used, Fiorinef, Midodrine made her sicker than ever, and she had to quit them. They changed her Prozac to Effexor/Remeron, and that made her feel worse too. So she quit them both, and the family doctors recommended she go back to Prozac and up the dose from 40 mg to 60 mg. I'm in the dark here. Cardiologists can't decide and the medications don't work? What is a person supposed to do? It's very frustrating. They also changed her long term hypertension medication from Nadolol to Lisinopril to counter any heart effect. But her problem since that surgery for severe GERD became a trade off for dehydration problems, now countered with recommendations for increased salt intake, eg Gatorade. But she is very tired and cannot do much anymore activity wise. It's very disturbing, this orthostatic hypotension now, but with less activity, rest, and lying around more, she has not had any more constant syncopes. Does this eventually improve,,anyone??
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