I am a first time mom, currently at 17.5 weeks and considered high risk due to suffering from Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia. I also suffer from POTs which basically means my BP drops or bottoms out and my hr dramatically increases. I haven't had any issues during my pregnancy (surprisingly) up until this week. I have started getting dizzy and have come close to passing out a few times. Luckily, I know my body and have been able to prevent any major events. I spoke with my doc and they want me to monitor for a week.. the only solution they have is a steroid treatment, not ideal for a pregnant lady. I go back to the high risk doc on Monday but was curious if any one else suffered from this and if any one had any advice or things that might have helped their situation. I am very lucky to have had an easy pregnancy thus far and if this ( and the dreaded, omg i'm dying heartburn) is the only major issue I have, I'll take it. But any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Example of my BP:
this morning, laying down was 104/52 with hr at 80, sitting went to 97/44 hr at 79 and then standing went to 103/55 with hr to 119. BP remained pretty stable but my hr is my main concern right now. BP has been all over the place though since I have been trying to control it. Ha.