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just_a_guy

467d

POTS people, has cardio exercise eased anyone's symptoms? My neurologist recommended it but I'm nervous about trying to exercise because of fainting and the pain afterward.

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    • MooPigeon

      467d

      Noooo definitely not. I started a known POTS exercise program with a neurological PT. All of the exercises for the first few months were supine and I had to stop any time my heart went over 100 BPM (usually like 4 leg lifts). I even felt bad after that, so I can’t imagine what cardio would do to my body 😥

    • GingerSnapple

      467d

      It all depends on what your doing, light cardio helps a lot of people with Pots but nothing super rigorous. Go on walks or a very light jog. No squats or anything with a lot of up and down movement as that normally worsens symptoms. I do a lot of chair or laying down exercises, or lifting small weights while I'm sitting.

      • just_a_guy

        467d

        @GingerSnapple thank you for the advice!

    • SnowFoxFairy

      467d

      I adore cardio but it usually makes my symptoms worse. 😥

      • just_a_guy

        467d

        @SnowFoxFairy I'm sorry to hear that :(

    • MooPigeon

      467d

      Noooo definitely not. I started a known POTS exercise program with a neurological PT. All of the exercises for the first few months were supine and I had to stop any time my heart went over 100 BPM (usually like 4 leg lifts). I even felt bad after that, so I can’t imagine what cardio would do to my body 😥

    • Hamie

      467d

      It doesn't for me

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Some people with POTS have found success in doing low-impact exercises like short walks, biking, or recumbent exercises such as rowing. It's important to start slowly and never push yourself further than your body can handle. Monitoring your heart rate and adjusting your exercise intensity accordingly can also help. Remember that everyone's experience is different, so it's essential to listen to your body and consult with your doctor for personalized advice.

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