I don't remember if I mentioned it before, but we're in the process of looking for a new house, and in the next month or so we'll be moving. I'm really anxious to see how my mom and I make it through the move; last time we moved it was a year or so before my POTS started getting bad and before my mom's pain and ankylosing spondylitis/arthritis got bad too.
I'll move onto the questions before I start rambling on too much.
Cheyanne: Does being on your period set your POTS off? Not really, but I do get really bad cramps and vertigo.
Rhianne: I haven’t tried yoga, I’ve looked up some basic stuff but it all looks like positions that I can’t be in for very long, without getting tachycardia and all that good stuff. Your question was how do you stop yourself from overdoing it? I really don’t do much, but if I do I always take breaks (and naps). I’ve even sat on the shelves in grocery stores because I needed a break. :)
Erin: What do you all take for colds? I rarely just get colds; I’m like a magnet for bronchitis, coxsackievirus and strep throat. But I’d suggest hot tea with honey (I like a bit of lemon too).
Michelle K: Do you suffer from abdominal pain and if so is it's something that has been investigated, or is it just a POTS thing? Yes, I always have abdominal pain (and nausea). My gastroenterologist won’t do any more testing on me, so I really don’t know why I have it. He said it was from constipation, which is something that I also frequently have, then dismissed it. I’m really hoping to do to the doctor that Hannah suggested, but I keep forgetting to ask my mom to call!
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