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lemonmoon

418d

can POTS give you stomach pain whilst experiencing your other symptoms? lately whenever i'm experiencing the usual symptoms, i've also been getting stomachache, despite there not being any other cause of stomachache/pain. it's making my other symptoms feel even worse and it's affecting me way more than i thought it would

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    • 55isMe

      82d

      Yes. Especially when compounded with anything else. For me, a 2 hour dental crown caused huge aftereffects for a whole month (low spO2, very low heart rate at night were the most alarming, but also the nausea, inappropriate sweating and tachycardia, bowel issues, and even my first kidney stones. Then just recently, a very very minor surgery and allergic reacting to the 1 inch of surgical glue, caused painful rash, but also extreme chemo like nausea, very bloated abdomin, poor urination, and slow/stopped of intestines. I thought maybe got another kidney stone (regular thing now last 18 months), but all clearing as soon as glue removed.

    • 55isMe

      82d

      Yes. Especially when compounded with anything else. For me, a 2 hour dental crown caused huge aftereffects for a whole month (low spO2, very low heart rate at night were the most alarming, but also the nausea, inappropriate sweating and tachycardia, bowel issues, and even my first kidney stones. Then just recently, a very very minor surgery and allergic reacting to the 1 inch of surgical glue, caused painful rash, but also extreme chemo like nausea, very bloated abdomin, poor urination, and slow/stopped of intestines. I thought maybe got another kidney stone (regular thing now last 18 months), but all clearing as soon as glue removed.

    • Mar0113

      85d

      I have a lot of the gastro symptoms that people complain about with POTS along with a bunch of others. Sometimes saltiness help a bit

    • 55isMe

      410d

      If you find something on the reducing localized sporatic sweating, let me know. That and non-time related, short spans of overheating are easy to rectify after the fact, but i havent seen anything useful for minimizing the occurences. But yes, ill take inconvient over nausea any day. Nausea can too quivkly lead to vomiting and the imbalances that causes.

    • illdothislater

      414d

      Yes someone tell me why my stomach hurts and i feel dizzy every time i eat

      • 55isMe

        412d

        @illdothislater try smaller meals. From what i read, digestion diverts blood flow for its function. And the bigger the meal, the more it steals. So, the worse the POTS symptoms will be until digestion has stopped.

        • 55isMe

          412d

          @55isMe https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/16560-postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome-pots#:~:text=Eating%20a%20large%20meal%20can,help%20you%20with%20your%20diet.

    • 55isMe

      414d

      My kidney function dropped 40% since the Pots started. Kidney stones started. And nausea due to lack of blood/oxygen. All 3 cause different forms and degrees of stomach pains. For me. I can test a number of things by seeing if it gets better or worse after sitting woth knees up for an hour or 2.

      • lemonmoon

        414d

        @55isMe Oh wow, I'm sorry to hear that. That's a good idea to test that way though, I'm still trying to test the timing of my symptoms too so hopefully I'll have a better idea soon

        • 55isMe

          412d

          @lemonmoon fortunately/unfortunately, when my POTS started, it was 100% of the time that i could only withstand being upright for 3 to 5 minutes. Simply had to come up with a way to survive and had plenty of episodes to test against. From that, i also found that reclining at 45 to 60 degrees with legs out was the best. Ex, i could last 2 hours sitting fairlybupright, but 6 hours reclining with legs up. 4 years later, i have become sbout 50% better, but working is still at my laptop in that position.

    • spookyspoonie

      417d

      Pots can cause problems with digestion, and it's also common to have other conditions with pots that cause stomach problems- like ibs or ibd

      • lemonmoon

        414d

        @spookyspoonie I definitely have only noticed it since I was diagnosed with POTS and it seems to occur within the same time frame as my POTS symptoms but I'm finding it hard to narrow down if that's causing it or just a timing coincidence. I'll just have to wait a bit and keep track of it, I think

    • StressBear

      418d

      Sometimes POTS and IBS can be comorbid conditions so you might be developing IBS symptoms. I have both and I have noticed that my stomach gets more irritated when I am in hot environments or during a pots flare.

      • lemonmoon

        414d

        @StressBear I've noticed that it definitely feels worse whilst having a POTS flare, but I wasn't aware of the conditions being comorbid until the replies here, so I'll have have to look into it more

    • RyeRyeBread

      418d

      I don't get this due to my POTS, but early on and during bad flares, my symptoms were enough to make me anxious - and that gave me stomach aches lol doesn't happen to much anymore but, tis possible (also I've heard lots of POTS patients have bowel issues comorbid, as well as just dysautonomia gut issues)

      • lemonmoon

        414d

        @RyeRyeBread I do get a lot of anxiety so that's probably contributing for sure, it just feels like it's heightened when I get my POTS symptoms but it could be the added stress/anxiety of that, like you said! I'll have to keep track on it all and try and figure out the timings a bit better!

    • Hamie

      418d

      Yes, as a matter of fact I do

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