I had the tilt table test done back in 2006... and it was one of the things that led to me being diagnosed w/ POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome).
It's late and I'm tired... and, truth be told, I'm a little hazy on everything that went on during the test. I don't think I had IV meds during the test. The main objective is to see what your heart rate and blood pressure does when subjected to positional change. Like you, I was having a resting HR of about 100.... and any activity bumped it up to about the 180's+. Like you said, not a fun thing for sure.
Re: the recovery - I think it's more because it IS putting stress on your heart and it is common to be fatigued, etc. after a test like that... In fact, some people can actually "faint" in certain positions.... but you are strapped to the board and constantly monitored for symptoms.
It is a relatively straight-forward test.... so I would try not to worry too much about it.... and try to think of it in terms that the data will be helpful to figure out what is going on w/ you..... and hopefully lead to you getting on proper meds and so forth.
Wish I could remember more, I'm sorry! But I do wish you luck w/ your test... and please update us and let us know how it goes. Take good care. --Tina
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