SaltyZebra

465d

Hi…first time using the app. I’m curious how everyone does with the unknowns of traveling and having a chronic illness?

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

Nausea and Vomiting

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  • chronicallyfab

    463d

    I always pick a care kit to keep in my car and restock it before trips. It includes things like electrolyte chews, OTC meds, first-aid supplies, protein snacks (like tuna packs and protein shakes), a pulse-ox, BP cuff, and liquid IV. I always travel with plenty of fluids and ensure I have a travel buddy with me. If I’m driving or flying alone, I use a mobility aid at rest stops/ walking through the airport and giving myself plenty of opportunities to pause and rest as well as stay hydrated. Traveling can be really tricky, I’ve considered getting a wheelchair for when I travel to places that require a lot of walking. The best thing you can do for yourself is listen to your body and give yourself every opportunity to rest rather than push your limits. I stood outside in a line at a restaurant on vacation for 40min and by the time I got inside I was vomiting and dizzy. Rehydrating and sitting with cool air helped recharge my energy. It’s all about finding what’s best for you and being patient with yourself when you can’t “keep up” with others, and ask them graciously to understand and support you. You’re doing great, dear! 💕✨👏

  • chronicallyfab

    463d

    Apologies for the typo, I *pack a care kit. I also include things like emergency ice packs and heating pads.

  • Cheeseballs

    463d

    Traveling always bothers my ibs so i have to make sure to drink lots of water. Dehydration can also make POTS worse, and when we travel we tend to not drink as much so we don’t have to constantly stop for bathroom breaks! I just try to take it easy after traveling so I don’t get too sick

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