Disasterous Chemist Trip with a collapse Chemist trip didnt go as well as I hoped and was a bit of a disaster. Most of their things for bowels, contain artifical sweeteners.. or have amounts of sugar in them (so hence the paraffin were out.. 22g sugar a dose!!) which I cant have or were things which Ive already tried but arent working. I did thou buy some suppositories so hopefully that will be my answer which I'll take with the non gluten form coloxyl and along with fibre, till I can see the bowel specialist. Pharmacist said I should be okay to almost slowly double the max dose on the pill container so I will be doing that too. The head pharmacy guy was an idiot... He kept on saying to me.. you just need fibre and to be drinking more and exercising.. and when I told him I'd already done those things but cant exercise due to ME/CFS.. he then harped on about that I should be exercising... he completely ignored all I was saying. Due to the issues at the chemist, I was standing a while and by the time I stopped having to argue with the guy... I was dizzy as the POTS was flaring. Too dizzy to be able to then walk out of the pharmacist so had to quickly sit on a chair. Unfortunately Id left my carer sitting out in the car so had no way of telling her I needed help to the car. I sat there but unfortunately sitting dont help my POTS and when I get like that, I need to have my legs up or lay down.. After 8mins of sitting there,, hoping I'd recover enough to get myself to the car she showed up as she'd come looking for me. I thought I may be okay to walk to the car with her by my side to help support me if I started getting all wobbly but unfortunately I made it only just outside the pharmacy door when I found myself suddenly going down like a rock, didnt even have enough warning to be able to grab her thou she was right near me. If she hadnt been there and I went to grab her (according to her.. I have no memory of that), I probably would of tried to lean towards shop window for support to stop my fall.. as it was .. I hit the shops window ledge going down and skun my elbow (Im grateful I just didnt go throu the glass). Ive only had this support person for a couple of months so this was the first time, she'd seen me actually have a POTS collapse. Her comments to the event I found interesting.. she says I turned right around to her (I dont remember turning to her so I guess it was a subsconcious reaction) and was strangely looking right throu her and I was pale.. and she knew at that moment due to the look in my eyes something was very wrong with me even before I started to fall (no eye awareness of her, she said it just didnt look like i was there) . Then she says i just suddenly went down (I just remember suddenly falling..dont remember the reaching out trying to grab her.. or the turning around and looking at her).. she said she tried to grab me on the way down but she didnt quite manage to grab me as too fast, so my hand just touched hers. Ive had to send her home early as she's cleaned up here and I had to be taken home and just couldnt get the rest of what I wanted to get today.... half an hour laying down at home.. I was still showing POTS signs (including a tremor in my voice). Im just not going to risk another collapse while out today.