Dizzy Spells In High Altitudes
Posted 15 February 2011 - 03:46 PM
Just got back from a trip to the mountains, and for the first time in about three years, I started to get dizzy spells again. Does altitude exacerbate POTS? (I know planes do- but mountains?)
I am on Midodrine (for POTS), Pantoprazole (for GRE), Lexepro (for POTS/Dysautonomia), Fludrocort (for POTS), Clonazepam (for CF and POTS) and Coreg (for heart). I supplement with Magnesium (500mg a day), Potassium Gluconate (1100mg a day), B-12 (1000 mg per day), Vit D (1000mg per day), multivitamin, Corvalen (d-ribose) and pro-biotics.
Interested in others' experiences in regards to altitude.
Posted 15 February 2011 - 03:53 PM
Posted 15 February 2011 - 08:18 PM
Posted 15 February 2011 - 09:06 PM
Seems like with everything else about this diagnosis, symptoms differ for many of us. But Julie is right- it is a common problem for Potsies.
Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:29 PM
Post-POTS visiting family is miserable. I get more dizzy and nauseated and am dragging. I just want to lay down at all times, get cold way easier than normal, and usually spend a good deal of my time sleeping. I never nap irl, so that is unusual for me. I also have shortness of breath without exertion, chest pain, and migraines. I also don't acclimate-- I can stay for two weeks and still be miserable.
When I moved from New Mexico (4,000 ft) to Colorado I had a milder version of the same. I have acclimated some in the 9 months I have been back, but I still have worse symptoms than I did prior to moving.
Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:26 PM
Posted 16 February 2011 - 01:43 PM
Have a fast day.
Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:54 PM
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 07:40 AM
The form of POTs caused by elevated angiotensin II levels and reduced neuronal nitric oxide could be worsened by altitude because higher altitudes mess up nitric oxide levels.
Posted 25 February 2011 - 09:09 AM
Posted 25 February 2011 - 09:28 AM