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Anyone with POTS have any recommendations? My primary care thinks I have it but referred me to a specialty cardiologist and he isn’t available until late April. It’s been a week of hell so anything you’d like to share is appreciated 🥰

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    • Equinox

      465d

      @ninners absolutely!

    • QTpie7260

      468d

      The good drs take the longest to get into

    • SuccinctAbilities

      468d

      I believe a GP/PCP may be able to give a clinical diagnosis in the meantime? But cardiology is important to make sure there’s not a different kind of arrhythmia going on. As far as symptom management in the meantime, there’s a LOT. But the general vibe is Compression, Inversion, and Hydration. I usually go through a few gatorades/liquid IVs a day, and that’s super helpful in keeping my blood pressure in a decent place (salty foods also help retain hydration). Compression socks are useful if you can tolerate them, taking breaks to put your feet up, and getting real comfortable lying on the floor (look up the POTS recovery position) are all helpful to avoid fainting. Pro tip for mornings: I have better luck if I sit up in bed for a few minutes before getting fully up in the morning (I tend to get pre-syncope/headaches if I just get up all at once). I know that’s a ton of info, but if there’s anything specific you’d like thoughts or ideas on, I’m happy to share what I can! Welcome to the club 😅🧂

    • Equinox

      468d

      Message me! I have tons of recommendations!

      • ninners

        468d

        @Equinox would it be alright if I message you as well? 😌

        • Equinox

          465d

          @ninners absolutely!

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