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Susceptibility to Stress and Depression

Post-COVID Recovery & COVID-19 | Last Active: May 25 10:03am | Replies (14)

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I just wanted to give you pre-warning on the "tilt table test" which I wish someone provided me.

I merely thought it was a table that would tilt up/down monitoring my heart rate - not the case! They attach these many probs to your leg to test the amount of sweat disbursed, or something of that nature, and when they turn them on it's absolutely brutal! I was unprepared for this, and doctor never told me about it.

The tech said, "you will feel a slight burning sensation when I turned them on." For me, it was absolutely brutal and it last about 8 min and feels like 8 hours! When I was done, I had to be taken out in a wheelchair. I WISH I NEVER DID THE TEST.

In an effort to change topic on the test, I'm hoping others can chime in and let us know what anti-depressants they are taking to help. I've been suffering now for 3 very long years and been down the path of practicing relaxing, yoga, tai chi, etc., all to no avail. Because of the EXTREME stress and what Covid does to our nervous system, I'm down to 90 lbs. Normal weight is 127 lbs. And this includes eating every hour to include high calorie protein shakes, etc.


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I just had an EMG which is not pleasant either. I felt the after effects for at least a day. Interesting, my granddaughter had a tilt table test and did not mention the pain you felt. I'm going through with it, though. Will report back.

As promised, I am reporting back after my Tilt Table Test. It brought back my Covid symptoms (blurriness, dizzy, some nausea, weak tingling legs and feet, and SOB), was not fun but didn't have probes attached to my legs. Took me all day to recover. I do not have POTS (good news) but given my symptoms, the suggestion was to drink more fluids and add more salt to my diet. Surprise, surprise - not anything earth shattering, just like the other "medical experts" comment.