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Iris42

663d

If you guys with a bit more experience could give me some advice, I'd really appreciate it! So, I have an appointment with my general health doctor, who was the one to diagnose me. She's really nice, but not super knowledgeable about POTS specifically so I wanted to get referred to a cardiologist. At my last appointment with her, she told me I need to lose weight before she refers me, because she knows that is what the cardiologist will say. I understand her reasoning, but I cannot healthily lose the amount that I need to before school starts in two months, and I do not want to leave for school for another year without any real treatment. I feel stuck.

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    • Lena2003

      662d

      I would also tell her it's risky to work out and it would be helpful to have a cardiologist that specilizes in POTS to help you find workout that you can actually do with you limitations. I know i had to do light workouts for a long time and still do a lot cuz i get presyncope and it can be very dangerous if I'm not careful. I hope you get that refferal and a great new cardiologist

    • Lena2003

      662d

      I would also tell her it's risky to work out and it would be helpful to have a cardiologist that specilizes in POTS to help you find workout that you can actually do with you limitations. I know i had to do light workouts for a long time and still do a lot cuz i get presyncope and it can be very dangerous if I'm not careful. I hope you get that refferal and a great new cardiologist

    • Belugabear

      662d

      Does your insurance require a referral? I know some do, but mine doesn’t. If it doesn’t, find one yourself! If not, I would ask her for the referral anyway and explain that it usually has a long waiting list so while you are in the process of losing weight, you want to get on the list. I’d also ask her for a list of pots-friendly exercises! I know I like lifting weights while seated or in bed, as recommended by my cardiologist, but asking will let you her know you are taking this seriously! And if she doesn’t have any ideas it’s yet another argument to be referred to a cardiologist. I hope this helps!!

    • Leaf98

      662d

      You might have to see if she can refer you to a different cardiologist then if she knows that one in particular is like that then I know exactly were your coming from being bigger myself but just keep pushing and fighting some day Dr's will realize it's not the weight that causes our issues 💕

    • Teee

      663d

      From my experience if you have a true medical reason for a referral your primary shouldn’t neglect to give that to you regardless of the situation. I would stress to her you really need to get your condition under control and it’s affecting your life with it not being treated.

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