Wednesday, March 28, 2012

23andme Genetic Results Are In

I plan on making a huge report of everything I found out both on my blog and in a youtube video. I found out some unbelievable things which I cannot wait to report to all of you.

Was it worth it? Absolutely. It might have saved my life....

Saturday, March 24, 2012

New Health Youtube Channel

I finally decided to start a new youtube channel talking about POTS and other health related topics. This is my introduction video about POTS.

I plan on making videos showing me struggling with POTS. I also plan on talking about what I've tried over the years too.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Waiting on Echo and Holter Results

I decided I'd head up to the hospital medical records and request the Echocardiogram and Holter results ahead of time. They will be mailing them out to me when they get them, so now I won't have to worry about bugging the cardiologist's office.

Ever since Monday, I have been feeling terrible. I feel like a bus has hit me and I cannot get enough rest. Monday was the day I wore the holter monitor and I beat the hell out of myself to get good readings on the monitor. At this point, I'm not sure why I feel so terrible still. Part of me thinks the strep is coming back. I have a few new red spots on my ankles and the old nodules are starting to hurt again. It is not severe, but this makes me worried.

In unrelated things. I read on a health forum of some woman who had major improvements in her POTS when she took the fat soluble form of B1. I happen to have that in my house ( I tried it a few years ago) and decided to give it another go. I couldn't remember if anything bad had happened to me when I took it, so I just thought I'd see. Sure enough, it took 3 pills (1 a day) and the PVC's are back... I cannot even make this stuff up any more. I do not understand why my body immediately decides that all B vitamins are bad for me. So I will probably stop taking it and move on.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

New Cardiologist Was Great!

After a lot of contemplation, my husband and I decided I should make an appointment with a new cardiologist. Even though I started to feel better, my better half convinced me it was worthwhile to just make sure everything was OK. I dug through my records and it's been like 3 years since my last echo, holter and EKG. The first nightmare office cancelled my echocardiogram on me at the last minute which was a blessing in disguise. They wanted me to re-schedule, but I just cancelled everything with their office. I am not about to go back to some lady who had no respect for me at all. It was maddening.

I wasn't expecting much with this new doctor because why in the world would I let myself down again? Well everything went so much better than expected. First off the doctor was male and younger, which sadly I think usually helps me. I think in the very least they feel empathy. I don't normally do so well with women doctors.