Around a year ago I posted into this group begging for help, I had horrendous symptoms the two main ones being a heart rate of around 180 and collapsing i was not taken seriously at all and even after frequent collapsing and several ambulance journeys my GP still told me it was ‘all just anxiety’,‘it’s all in my head’ ‘I’m a hypochondriac’ and although I was anxious I knew this wasn’t the cause of my symptoms.
I thought I would let you know what finally happened:
I happy now to say that I was finally able to see a cardiologist and after 2 24hour ecgs, and echocardiogram and a tilt table test he confirmed I was positive for having dysautonomia - postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) I have been put on medication and my symptoms have now improved greatly, it’s not curable and I still have bad days but nothing outweighs how happy I am to finally have had someone listen to me and take my symptoms seriously, I suffered for over a year being told I was a hypochondriac, everything was all in my head, it’s just anxiety when really I have a condition that has been know to have the same disabling effects as having C.O.P.D & heart failure and id love to see a GP tell them that they’re symptoms all all in their head😂 if you think you have something seriously wrong then please don’t let people push you around and ignore you! I did this for over a year when in reality there was something wrong with me. Since being diagnosed my anxiety has pretty much gone as now I have peace of mind as to what is causing my symptoms, I still experience it sometimes but now I know how to managed it
More than anything I want to thank you all for your help and advice