2 years ago I began to have odd symptoms. I would feel dizzy and had mulitple collapses. I went to see my GP on many occassions who said I was stressed, one even said that this was normal for females of my age. I tried to ignor the symptoms. Until it was effecting my work. I am a staff nurse so as you can imagine collapsing was not that safe in my area of work. All my colleagues kept telling me to go back to the doctors as this was not normal. I finally ended up being admitted to my own hospital following a bad collapse on the ward. The consultant I was under carried out many tests which all came back normal, however they commenced me on antihypertensives and told me to buck up my ideas.
I continued to have symptoms, but tried to cover them up as felt that I was going silently insane and that everything was in my head. Finally I changed my GP and moved area and thankgod I did because he sent me to see a cardiologist. After a tilt table test I became increasingly unwell I could not stand Up with out collapsing. I was admitted into hospital for 10 days and was on a monitor which recorded a pulse rate in excess of 170bpm on standing. Finally I had a diagnosis and he commenced me on medication. I thought that that would be it but have now struggled to get back to work and to come to terms with the fact I can not do some of the things I could do before.
My managers have been very supportive but I want to know how I can get my life back. I don't want to be the "Sick one" anymore!!!