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Discussion in 'Problems Standing: Orthostatic Intolerance; POTS' started by fibrodude84, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. fibrodude84

    fibrodude84 Senior Member

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    Sudafed has been helping me but I'm not happy taking a drug. I'm so dizzy and off balance though.

    Upping my water and salt.

    Anyone have good compression garment or other recommendations?
     
  2. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    I use compression knee socks. They help me a lot. Also take powdered electrolytes every day to help retain water.

    Sudafed was actually one of the first drugs prescribed for dysautonomia but as it has a lot of side effects there are better ones now. Which ones might be good for you depend a lot on testing and symptoms.

    Sushi
     
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  3. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    Someone posted about some good compression garments. I thought it was you @Sushi.
     
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  4. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    I've often posted about compression garments. I get mine from Bright Life Direct.

    Sushi
     
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  5. fibrodude84

    fibrodude84 Senior Member

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    I read that abdominal compression is better than the stockings? I'm just worried if anything is too tight I'll get a blood clot since I'm no very active.
     
  6. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    I've used both. If you use abdominal compression it needs to be quite tight though.

    Sushi
     

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