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Pulse Oximeter Recommendation

Discussion in 'Autonomic, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory' started by JAH, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Senior Member

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    I am frustrated that I can't "even" sit meditation any more. I feel great when I do it but it costs me too much in energy. So I do meditation lying down at night.

    Back on topic. Since I received the finger pulse meter, I've been interested to see that if I stand still, my pulse slowly climbs from the high 80's into the nineties and then over 100. If I walk around slowly, it drops down into the 80's again. Weird! Now I know why I've been pacing the kitchen in the morning, it "feels" better.
     
  2. JAH

    JAH Senior Member

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    Lying down to standing up. It will jump up somewhere between 50 and 80bmp pretty quick, usually within a minute. Start having problems standing still and upright more than 2 minutes.

    J
     
  3. SOC

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    That's classic POTS, I believe. Or some kind of OI. Tell your doc about it and get a referral to an autonomic specialist or cardiologist. Treatment for POTS could make you feel a lot better. :)

    See this article about OI here at PR.
     
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  4. JAH

    JAH Senior Member

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    Seeing a guy tomorrow! Wish me luck...J
     
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  5. SOC

    SOC Senior Member

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    Good luck! :D Let us know how it goes.
     
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    SOC Senior Member

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    I really like that idea -- exercise without raising my HR. I won't be able to afford a Pilates class or gym for a few years, though. :( I'm hoping I can get Dr Rey/Dr Sol to prescribe some rehab exercise with those kinds of limitations, but I don't know if they do that. We'll see.
     
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    SOC Senior Member

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    I was there about a year ago. It's hard to have any kind of life when even showering is major exercise, isn't it?
     
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    SOC Senior Member

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    I think that's indicative of some kind of OI, too. The walking around makes your leg muscles pump blood back up into your upper body. If you stand still it pools in your legs and you start to feel weird. I didn't think I had POTS until I tried the Simple Test for OI. It was SO hard to stand absolutely still. I wanted to move, even if it was just to wiggle my toes.

    Might be worth looking into.
     
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  9. beaker

    beaker ME/cfs 1986

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    In going through some bookmarks, I stumbled upon this link I had of oximeter reviews website that I found very helpful.
    Maybe it will be of some help. It looks like they are keeping it updated.
     
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  10. starlite

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    I had a ablation for a fib Nov the 8th 2013, however my Dr said I'm still in a fib which I knew would be a possibility.
    I'm n a heart monitor for another week.
    While experiencing an a fib episodes I use my finger pulse oximeter. My question is, how significant is the movement of the graph bar and what does it actually show?
     
  11. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois prairie, USA

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    I have wondered the same thing.
     

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