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... I went into the hospital on the 9th for the metryopone test and I ended up in the hospital for 11 days. I ended up being ambulanced to the Mayo Clinic on day 8 and was diagnosed with POTS 3 days later. I guess only .185% of the US Population get it and I am now going to be a Mayo Case Study! I was told that this often get mistakening diagnoised as Addison's. The prednisone... (85 replies)
... Yesterday my brother had the pacemaker put in. ... (85 replies)
... prior to the pacemaker. Now that the pacemaker is in place they can safely adjust the meds wirhout his pulse decreasing to dangerous levels while sleeping. ... (85 replies)

... d news...my brother is finally able to walk after being on the meds for 48 hours. However, the doctor will be in to speak with him sometime today about having a pacemaker inserted within the next few days. ... (85 replies)
... I'm assuming this is less serious than when they installed the pacemaker... right? Is this process considered something major or is it fine-tuning as he improves? :confused: Life has been very pleasant the last few days... :p I'd expect nothing less from the daughter of an "Ivory Girl". :D Be glad the younger daughter isn't doing the same thing and making you ask... (85 replies)
... A further update......my brother will be going for an MRI this evening. The doctors feel that he needs to have a pacemaker before they can proceed with regulating his meds in order to get him to a sitting/standing position. The doctors have seen his worst tremors today which are convulsive in nature and his pupils are unequal but he is coherent. His B/P and pulse double to... (85 replies)
... if they put him on the meds to help him stand up he could bottom out while sleeping and would need the electostimulation of a pacemaker to insure his heart doesn't stop. So that's the update..... ... (85 replies)
... orks on a lot of RSD cases. My work comp didn't take his diagnosis before, so I can't imagine that they would send me back. He said that I have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome also. Which they tests did show. I found out on Monday that I have it in BOTH arms too! Great, eh? ... (85 replies)
... Well Goody has an update as well....my brother's chest pain has returned and his doctor thinks that he may be rejecting the pacemaker and starting with an infection again. ... (85 replies)
... still experiences the chest pressure, headaches, and tremors but the meds seem to keep it under control and tolerable. He just told me about how thye check his pacemaker every few weeks over the phone. ... (85 replies)
... ire truth so as not to ruin my vacation but my mom said that the day before my return he took a turn for the better once they resituated the intermal lead of the pacemaker on his heart. So......for now things look okay.....I only hope he continues to improve. ... (85 replies)
... Pretty much a fine tuning....they feel they punctured the lining of his heart with the insertion of the lead and that is why it must be moved. He goes in midday tomorrow....just wish he would feel better is all. Tom & joined in on a "How to make a cocktail class".....I drank 5 samples and almost sank to the bottom of the pool :eek: Was great fun....K. & her sister... (85 replies)
... Just checked my email....my brother is back in the hospital....they plan on removing one of the leads of the pacemaker that is irritating his heart to a different location I believe tomorrow. Will keep you posted.... ... (85 replies)
... ey had hoped. They are putting him on prednisone hoping that it will resolve some.....if not by next week they intend on moving one of the internal leads of the pacemaker which they feel has caused irritation to the heart....they want to leave that as a last resort. ... (85 replies)
... ely with the PT in a hospital setting just in case. Hopefully the meds will start kicking in. sounds like perhaps you may need to have increased levels and the pacemaker as well. Perhaps that is something you may wish to discuss with your doctor. ... (85 replies)
... An update from Goody.....my brother was discharged home on Thursday when the tests came back okay after having the pacemaker put in but his having severe chest pain postoperatively. He didn't sleep all Thursday night and Friday it only worstened.... ... (85 replies)
... Good morning, Heartland :wave: You are such a dear friend to offer me your support & praise each step of the way. Thanks for that ;) It looks as if the specialist in Maryland was a last resort. Open Brain Surgery usually is. And so, since the meds seem to be doing their job that's the form of treatment. The same with my back...surgery will always be a last resort... (85 replies)
... With the pacemaker in and his condition stabilizing, does your brother think he won't have to go to the specialist in Maryland? ... (85 replies)
... this case in not truly true. People end up getting pacemakers put in. Which as awful as that is totally helps and basically ends this problem, just starts the pacemaker problem then. So if this doesn't get any better maybe that is an option. But I can't imagine that at 32! ... (85 replies)


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