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My daughter is 16 years old, 2 months ago she was sick and

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My daughter is 16 years old, 2 months ago she was sick and ended up in A&E with possible stomach ulcers but her heart rate was over 200. She wasn't dehydrated and having taken Lansoprazole for a month her heart rate still rests between 110-150 going up to over 200 if she does any exercise of any type, walking etc.. I have stopped her doing any PE/sport until we get the results of a 24 hour tape but all blood tests and urine tests are clear including Thhyroid. What can it be?

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

what medicine does she take?

is she anemic?

overweight?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi
she isn't on any medication, she weighs 81/2 stone, is 5 ft 7inches has lost 1/2 stone since this started, she has sweaty hands and feet and feels breathless when moving around and slightly dizzy if exercising. No not anemic

what blood tests has she had?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
full blood screen and thyroid

she could have dysautonomia or POTS

have you heard of these?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No what are they?

It is where your body doesn't have the ability to control autonomic functions like heart rate

She could have this

I'm warning you though getting a diagnosis is tough

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
are either life threatening?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What would the treatment be? and how do we ensure we get a diagnosis?

no they are not

just very annoying and debilitating

the treatment is medicines

I would see a cardiologist at a university hospital

is this helpful?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
thank you. We are seeing the GP tomorrow and have checked the results of the 24 hour tape are back from the hospital so should know more tomorrow. Thank you for your help, will investigate POTS

you are welcome :)

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