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butterflylov3r1233

724d

does anyone have any thoughts on a mobility aid for pots? i got a wheelchair and told one of my doctors about it and he said that i need to “push through” my pots symptoms. while i understand exercise is important, i feel like i’d be able to actually get out more if i was just sitting. i’m thinking of talking to my physical therapist about it. what do you guys recommend?

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    • Solstice

      723d

      "pushing through" debilitating symptoms is ableist bs in my opinion. if i think a wheelchair might help you go for it anything to make ur life easier is good for you

    • Solstice

      723d

      "pushing through" debilitating symptoms is ableist bs in my opinion. if i think a wheelchair might help you go for it anything to make ur life easier is good for you

      • Solstice

        723d

        @Solstice if you think* smh

    • Perse

      724d

      i personally think it’s a great idea! it isn’t uncommon either. “pushing through your symptoms” is a pretty efficient way to run out of energy, and i’d consider that a poor suggestion for a condition like ours where that kind of exertion is very connected to the overall issue. your understanding of your own unique experience with the condition can absolutely influence how you want to manage it, so if you feel like you would benefit from a mobility aid then i’d say go for it - especially if you wanna run it by your physical therapist first just for a second opinion past your own. you’ll probably need to compensate for moving around less throughout the day (since you plan on sitting for presumably a long time) with low intensity exercise or whatever all the doctors tell us to do depending on how often you plan on using it, but if it’s something that’s going to help you short and long term, i would consider that as just being a part of your treatment plan as long as the positional/postural changes of whatever aid you choose don’t affect your symptoms.

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