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Scaryspoonie

420d

do wheelchairs help with P.O.T.S, I just got diagnosed yesterday but speculated I had it for a while, Im getting a service dog for it and possibly a wheelchair do they help, my family said they are happy I'm not in a wheelchair but don't know my plan to get one

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    • spookyspoonie

      417d

      A big trigger from pots is standing up, or staying standing for a long time. I have to use a wheelchair anytime I leave the house because I constantly fall down, and Oftentimes faint due to my pots. Having my wheelchair gives you a lot more freedom and it prevents injuries (hitting your head on sidewalk is not fun)

    • spookyspoonie

      417d

      A big trigger from pots is standing up, or staying standing for a long time. I have to use a wheelchair anytime I leave the house because I constantly fall down, and Oftentimes faint due to my pots. Having my wheelchair gives you a lot more freedom and it prevents injuries (hitting your head on sidewalk is not fun)

    • Ballet_Bot23

      418d

      They can help with symptoms, especially if your symptoms flare up when you have to stand for too long.

    • Bambiboo

      420d

      Wheelchairs give you freedom they don't take it away. If you are currently not leaving the house because you can't mobilise for example a wheelchair would help.

      • Scaryspoonie

        420d

        @Bambiboo thank you so much

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Yes, wheelchairs can help with P.O.T.S. One user mentioned that getting a wheelchair helped them go to school and shop without getting really dizzy. It is considered a tool to improve quality of life rather than "giving up."

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