Reclast Update

Written October 28, 2014

I have been out of the hospital for a little over five weeks now. Things have not gone according to plan. My main doctor in the hospital assured me that I would be back to normal (not completely, but back to my normal) within a week or two. However that is not the case. My condition is staying the same; I am not stabilized.

In addition to new symptoms, my existing ones have intensified. I have been told it is unlikely that my new health complications are due to the Reclast. Though that is not my option. I believe Reclast is still making me sick to an extent, I have a year’s worth in my system. I know there is something else that no one had caught onto with my health the Reclast made it worse and brought it to the surface.

I have had extremely high heart rate accompanied by low blood pressure, it is believed that the combination is the cause of me collapsing suddenly. I cannot be on my feet for prolong periods of time. It is frustrating not being able to rely on my body. Currently I cannot be alone for too long, drive, cook, and many other simple tasks.

I saw a great cardiologist about a week ago. He was very knowledgeable and listened. He ordered various tests to hopefully confirm his suspicions of me having POTS. POTS stands for Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. It is a disorder of the autonomic nervous system, which controls various functions that the body does involuntarily. It is a complex disorder which can be challenging to treat. Some symptoms include dizziness, fainting, nausea, rapid heart rate, and low blood pressure.

I am a bit anxious to know if I do have POTS. It is scary knowing that there is a possibly the tests will come out negative which scares me more than the illness. I feel knowing what’s wrong is helpful and avoids going around in circles.

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Author: Victoria

Welcome, it is an honor you dropped by. I am Victoria. A twenty-something-year-old battling multiple chronic illnesses while learning how to thrive. Chronically Hopeful was designed to educate others and to provide support to those who are chronically ill. Proving encouragement to others is essential to me. I share my health on here. My major illnesses are Lupus, Hyperadrenergic Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, EDS, Mast Cell, Endo, and Ulcerative Colitis. I want to share my story with you hoping you will experience support; that someone else understands your pain, struggles, and frustrations. God has chosen not to heal me but to hold me. The more intense the pain the closer his embrace”. My faith, as a Christian has sustained me through the stormy waters of the past few chapters of my life. I desire to grow closer to God and lead others closer to Him. I help lead two online women’s Bible studies. I also post devotionals. I am pursuing my bachelor’s degree through Liberty University’s online program. Despite my illnesses, I have thrived in school. I am a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Psi Chi the International Honor Society, and Tau Sigma Honor Society. Abby is my service dog in training. I also have three cats Gracey, Fluffy, and Sadie Rose. I am looking forward to hearing your precious story. Sending hugs, prayers, and spoons. Have an amazing day!

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