Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tested My Catecholamines

On Sunday I collected my urine for a full 24 hours to see what my catecholamines are doing. Is this why I have POTS (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) ?

There are several different types of POTS. One is when your catecholamines are high and one where they are low. I suspect that mine are high, but we'll just have to wait and see what the test shows. I doubt I'll see the results until after Christmas, but it may be as soon as tomorrow.

If the results do show something, I'll be contacting my EP. He's a total idiot and should have ordered these HIMSELF or collected them during the damn tilt table test like what most POTS "specialists" are supposed to do. The only reason why he was a "specialist" is because he's HEARD OF POTS. Whip dee doo! I'm going to contact Dinet.org and tell them that he did not do any diagnostic testing other than the tilt-table. I guess he's a good doctor if you don't mind taking prozac, xanax, and adderall! Then again if you were on all 3 of those drugs, I doubt you'd care about much of anything.

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