See Alike in...

Alike App

Browser

curtain

455d

Any swimmers with POTS have tips? I got POTsy in the water today. I was wondering if anyone has tips on regulating heart rate in the water or lowering it before I even get in.

Top reply
    • Bambiboo

      449d

      @curtain oh goodness keep safe 💕

    • Bambiboo

      455d

      Interestingly the one time I don't really get potsie is in water. Pools always feel great to me. The gravity and pressure just feel like they disappear. If my heart rate does ever go up I have a waterproof smartwatch. Highly recommended if swimming is something you do often. It can warn you when it begins to climb and then putting yourself in a horizontal position near the side of the pool can help. I would recommend to have someone with you when in the pool to be safe.

      • curtain

        455d

        @Bambiboo This is the first time I ever got potsy in the water. I usually feel the relief too. I think it might have been because I was dehydrated, swam four laps, and treaded water for ten minutes because I had a swimming exam for scuba class. 😂 Luckily, I don't think I'll have to do that again for a while, but I might and want to be prepared for next time.

        • Bambiboo

          449d

          @curtain oh goodness keep safe 💕

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Want to chat or share? Download the Alike app now and get complete access to Alike.health's unique features.

Find people who are
experiencing a similar
medical reality

100% Free
100%
Free

Download Alike for the full experience

JOIN

View All

Bupropion

night sweats

paranoid

Valium

sertraline

palpitations

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Depression

palpitations

Depression

Valium

Bupropion