A year ago I very suddenly developed what has been labeled as P.O.T.S (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome). When I sit or stand up my heart rate increases by 20-30 bpm or more. Even at rest my heart rate can vary a great deal within minutes. It has been established by a cardiologist that it is not related directly to my heart but to the blood vessels and nervous system. I have been told this could also be caused by high pain levels and could have also developed so rapidly from a movement of metals in my body after a DMPS injection.
I am very disabled by this and find it gets worse with stress or hormonal changes. I get a great deal of head and neck pressure and have passed out upon rising. I have just started to take Japanese knotweed and have also started hawthorn. I have also been reading your book “The Secret Teaching of Plants” and am trying to concentrate on increasing heart coherence and heart/brain entrainment. I am not able to tolerate beta blockers that have been prescribed.
When an HRV test was done it showed that my parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems were flipping from high to low. I get the sense that my sympathetic nervous system is very over active. If you have any ideas for me it would be very much appreciated. I have been dealing with lyme disease and trying to build up my immune system and slowly detox. I have also been diagnosed with regional sympathetic dystrophy (RSD/CRPS), and know I have some genetic issues involving methylation pathways. Thank you for any help you can provide.
For POTS I would suggest the following as a beginning: