Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Tilt table test !

So today was the day I dreaded the most the tilt table test and my fear was because of listening to others and there experience, and have to say it wasn't as bad as I had thought it would be. So I had to fast 2 hours before the test which normally doesn't bother me but been pregnant I find this difficult as I start to feel really sick if I don't eat little things every so often so even arriving at the hospital I felt sick to my stomach. So a blood pressure cuff was attached to my arm and ECG stickers and I had to lie flat on a bed and had straps over me to stop me from falling, the lights were turned off and I had to lie flat for what felt like hours but think it was only 10 minutes or so and the women took my blood pressure then the table was lifted up high and then tilted up so I was fully standing, but still attached to the table and left to stand for another 10 minutes... I didn't feel any symptoms, I actually feel worse with my heart when I am lying flat as I feel it race when I am resting..

Hope this is useful to others stay strong and be brave lots of love xxx