A 30-year-old female asked:
is it possible that i could be activating my pots through anxious nightmares where i am running away? this would explain why i am so tired the next morn. i don't think i have sleep apnea. i wake up in the middle of the night with heart racing.
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Family Medicine 35 years experience
Standing (upright): position is associated with tachycardia (increased heart rate) in POS and therefore cannot occur while laying down. However, a person with POTS could have a general tendency towards tachycardia. Vivid dreams can definitely increase heart rate and a can cause a person to not feel rested in the mornings. If baseline heart rate is high, taking a medication that reduces heart rate at bedtime may help
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Neurology 13 years experience
Possibly: POTS is related to migraines. Migraines are worsened by stress. So it makes sense that stressful dreams could worsen migraines and also POTS.
You might find relief with a medication called verapamil.
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Pediatrics 41 years experience
Just the opposite: is occurring. Your POTS is causing autonomic instability at night leading to the nightmares you are experiencing. This can be helped with the use of medication to buffer the instability of your autonomic nervous system. See your doctor about this.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
What should pregnant women know about valvular heart disease?
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A 22-year-old member asked:
What is the connection between sepsis, gout, hypertension and heart failure (chf)?
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Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Obesity?: There is no clear link in the various processes listed above, but morbid obesity put you at risk for all of these... If i saw a thin patient with all of those i'd say that central sleep apnea could account for three (sepsis, heart failure, and hypertension), but not gout. With weight loss heart failure, hypertension, and gout can be easier controlled or eliminated.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Does a daily aspirin work to prevent heart attacks?
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Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Studies have show that it helps just as does brushing and flossing teeth every night before bed!
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Can smoking while pregnant contribute to congenital heart defects and heart failure in my child?
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Pediatrics 7 years experience
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Lone Tree, CO
A 30-year-old male asked:
My 2 year old son is with fever for one day and running nose for 5 days.What should I try?
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Family Medicine 10 years experience
Check-up: How high is fever? What colors is drainage from nose? There could be many causes. Illness in children is most likely a virus and symptomatic control is usually all that is needed. I would advise you to a make an appointment with his pediatrician if you are concerned.
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Last updated Nov 27, 2017
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