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idk_182

339d

Do you guys have any tips for when you feel faint and very fatigued when standing is your only option?

    • groundbeef

      332d

      I know this post is tagged with fibromyalgia, but have you look into a pot's diagnosis because that is a very common symptom of pots. As far as what I do for that with my pots, compression garments are really helpful (Right now I'm only using compression socks which are the most accessible, but there's also abdominal binders and other types of compression clothing) drinking a ton of water, and increasing your salt intake. Some people do this by taking a salt shot meaning just eating straight salt or just eating saltier snacks

      • idk_182

        332d

        @groundbeef i haven't actually thought about pots. I do however have a fair load of the symptoms. If I may ask how did ur diagnosing process go

        • groundbeef

          304d

          @idk_182 sorry for the late response! I got a autonomic panel, tilt table test and holter monitor test. The one that revealed the most information is definitely the tilt table test. Basically it shows that your heart rate and blood pressure fluctuate when changing positions

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Some tips for when you feel faint and fatigued include sitting down if possible, using a cane or walker for support, staying well-hydrated, and consuming salty snacks to help maintain electrolyte balance. If you can't sit down, try leaning against a wall or other sturdy surface for support.

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