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Warriorke

704d

How do you manage day to day?

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    • CoffeeAndDogs

      703d

      One thing that was helpful (at the very least to my mental health) was taking things one day at a time with each day being its own separate thing. What happened yesterday is in the past. Today could be better. Today could be worse. I wake up and see how I'm doing and plan accordingly. On my good days, I could manage to cook a meal, do light housework (such as vacuum or mop), or spend a bit of time in my garden. On bad days, I would be forced to stay in bed and crawl the 10 ft to the bathroom so I wouldn't pass out. Hydrate, monitor, and find an in bed activity to occupy myself. After 3 1/2 years I finally was able to see a knowledgeable doctor and found the medication that worked best for me. My symptoms have significantly improved but there was a time where I'd just lay in bed and cry because I didn't think it was going to get any better.

    • CoffeeAndDogs

      703d

      One thing that was helpful (at the very least to my mental health) was taking things one day at a time with each day being its own separate thing. What happened yesterday is in the past. Today could be better. Today could be worse. I wake up and see how I'm doing and plan accordingly. On my good days, I could manage to cook a meal, do light housework (such as vacuum or mop), or spend a bit of time in my garden. On bad days, I would be forced to stay in bed and crawl the 10 ft to the bathroom so I wouldn't pass out. Hydrate, monitor, and find an in bed activity to occupy myself. After 3 1/2 years I finally was able to see a knowledgeable doctor and found the medication that worked best for me. My symptoms have significantly improved but there was a time where I'd just lay in bed and cry because I didn't think it was going to get any better.

      • Paigey

        702d

        @CoffeeAndDogs I 100% agree, what day at a time is the best way to approach any illness. When we over think and try to do too much, it just makes matters and symptoms worse. I struggled for a years of trying to figure it out. Finally got a POTS diagnoses after 10 years of struggling. Trying to figure it out. Functional doctors have really helped me. I’m not 100% but I haven’t been nervous like I was. I would be scared to go out of the house cause I would have a panic attack over the littlest things. If only I knew my hormones were so out of balance and that I had POTS I could have gotten better sooner. But life is a learning experience, all we can do is gain knowledge and push through the struggles. That’s what makes us wiser and smarter.

        • Warriorke

          702d

          @Paigey I had to wait 10 years too! Does anyone take steroids for it?

    • MBethJ

      703d

      Take it as easy as you can. Stay hydrated and keep your blood sugar up by snacking on things like nuts

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