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Does anyone with POTS use a cane? I feel like it may help give more stability.

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    • Lilidoodles

      450d

      I use a cane both for POTS and EDS symptoms. Helps give my hips and knees a break and with stability. Good if i randomly get dizzy as well!

    • Lilidoodles

      450d

      I use a cane both for POTS and EDS symptoms. Helps give my hips and knees a break and with stability. Good if i randomly get dizzy as well!

    • beingnotseeming

      450d

      I don’t feel like a cane would help me enough I’m considering a wheelchair but whatever you think will be most beneficial for you go for it!!

    • Teal100

      450d

      I used to use a stick stool which worked really well. Now a full time wheelchair user but have positioning which really helps to stop me passing out.

    • NewYork

      450d

      I use a can and a wheelchair. I absolutely love them. They are super helpful. It is hard at first to get past the “I’m not sick enough” mindset. But at the end of the day, it’s a tool that is helpful (like glasses).

    • ZebracornV

      451d

      I also fought it for a while and now have a cane. I have a chronic illness therapist who has really helped me with this. I always felt like buying / using mobility aids was a last resort or meant I had given up on a certain stage of life or freedom. Now I’ve learned that there are times where I may need to use my cane (or other items) and there are times where I don’t need to. I’ve also realized that my nervous system tends to respond well to having “help” sooner rather than later when I’m struggling. That’s just my experience though 💗

    • bridgiebee

      451d

      I've never used a cane, but I do use a shower chair. 🚿💺. It is SO much safer, easier, and I feel like I get a little spa day bc I soak my feet in a little foot bath while I'm sitting there. Gotta make the most of it 😅 even if its POTS

    • Alfubet

      451d

      I do. I fought it for a long time. I still fight using it unless I absolutely have to. It’s useful, but there are days when I need more than one extra point of balance.

    • KyloRen

      451d

      I'd like to know people's thoughts on this as well. I've wanted to for a while now but I guess I tell myself the ablelist bull.

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