Hello I'm a 44 yr old Female who has just been diagnosed with this condition, I have been initially put on a 1 month trial of upping my fluid 2.5 litres and My Salt intake to control the issue.
I've only been doing this for 3 days I've been drinking up to 3.5 litres and 3-4 grams of salt how do you get the correct balance with the two?
I've read too much water is bad & too much salt is bad so I'm confused.
Hoping this works as if not they're adding in a drug.
I've had the following to Diagnose me:
5 day ECG holter
Tilt Test at Papworth
Initially at my Tilt Test at Papworth at 38 mins into the standing part I was Pre syncope as they had to stop the test, my HR steadily climbed from 80-120bpm then it dropped suddenly to 40bpm at the exact same time my BP dropped to 105/50,
After the test the technician said he'd never seen anything like it! He then said I thought you had POTS but both rates don't drop like that so I don't know we'll have to go and chat to someone about your results.
This is Papworth the Heart Hospital which left me wondering how come they haven't seen things like this before? If Vasovagal is so common??
Eventually they said it was Vasovagel on the report.
I have Bradycardia I assume I'm waiting to speak to my GP for further info.
My Heart is still doing the same dropped to 50 bpm yesterday whilst I was gardening. But with no syncope symptoms just extreme tiredness after for several hours.
Hope this post isn't too long and that I can get some advice.