Treatment and health update

Usually I try to stay pretty positive and not post Debbie downer posts but it wouldn't be a true reflection of my treatment program if I didn't share it all with you . The first week at The POTS Treatment Center went flawlessly, no passing out , I was able to control my heart rate pretty well,and even had enough energy to go on a few outings (with the wheelchair of course). This week,not so much. Monday night my friend and I both came down with what we thought was food poisoning but it turned out to be some sort of flu / viral infection. Getting sick sent me into a downward spiral and after my chest pain and a Heart rate of 170 lasted for about half an hour even when lying down I decided to pack it up and head to the ER. The plan: get some fluids and go home . A few hours later the doctor came in to say that most of my electrolytes were depleted so they were going to replace them in iv form and send me home in a few hours . After the electrolytes were finished running the took a final ekg and discharge vitals but the EKG was abnormal and my vitals were all over the place oxygen saturation 83 (normal is a voice 92ish), blood pressure 75/51(normal is 120/90), and heart rate of 146 (normal is 60-90 although mine is always high when standing but usually in the normal range while lying). So needless to say ,they admitted me . Yesterday and today I have been spiking fevers and my blood pressure is still pretty low so they are going to be keeping me for at least another night, which means I will miss another day of treatment :/ Hopefully I will get out of here tomorrow so I can double up on my sessions at the POTS Treatment Center. That's all for now but I will keep you all updated .


  1. So sorry you aren't feeling well. Hope the rest of your visit goes better. Praying for you girlie!

  2. Aw, Brittany, I'm thinking of you. You are so strong.

    I'm so sorry you got the flu or a viral infection. I really hope the doctors can help you and get you back to the treatment center soon. The progress you made is inspiring and I'm sure you can continue that once you are feeling better. I hope you get plenty of rest and get well so soon.

  3. I'm sad to hear you are sick, but getting better. Hope things start looking up. You are loved!

  4. Get better soon so we can have a cooking/bake sesh!!! :)


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