Iris Takes a Tilt Table Test

Robin Mead

Tilt table testing can be done in any big hospital in Cardiology.

For me, it was also an awful experience!

They strap you to a table, and then tilt the table into upright position. For patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Orthostatic Intolerance, they might start to feel bad or they might pass out.

I passed out immediately. Most people might be OK but feel terrible for up to 10 or 20 minutes.

They take your blood pressure and heart rate readings and most patients will have a “positive” test that shows autonomic abnormalities. It’s not pleasant to do at all.

A simpler test you can do is the “NASA lean test” or modified tilt test, which is less awful and can be ended before the patient passes out.

Learn More

Read About All Four Tests Iris Took

A Long Long list of Tests for ME and CFS

Not all people have a bad reaction to the Tilt Table Test. Some people with ME find they are able to take this test without problems. Learn more about the Tilt Table Test.

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