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Diabeticgirl8921

782d

Does anyone have a hard time when they stand up from a sitting to a standing position? When I stand up I get extremely light headed and dizzy. Also my heart starts racing and it feels like it is pounding in my chest. Sometimes it even gets hard to breathe I usually have to lean on something for a little while until I can walk.

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    • 55isMe

      177d

      If after a little bit, you are good standing, then just go slow. Let you blood vessels catch up with the position change.

    • 55isMe

      177d

      If after a little bit, you are good standing, then just go slow. Let you blood vessels catch up with the position change.

    • beingnotseeming

      761d

      Yup. I have POTS and NCS it makes for a killer combo🤦🏽

      • beingnotseeming

        761d

        @beingnotseeming Flexing your leg muscles for a bit before standing can be helpful. Compression socks potentially as well

    • BrieMarie

      762d

      Yes! I fall quite often if I stand up too fast. I have a rollator walker to help with this issue. I was told to increase electrolytes and wear compression socks to make the episodes less frequent

    • fortunesrocks

      779d

      I experience this too! I’m unsure what it could be, but it’s frustrating. I hope everything’s well.

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