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Wore monitor to work today....surprising

Discussion in 'Problems Standing: Orthostatic Intolerance; POTS' started by soxfan, May 17, 2012.

  1. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    I have had good luck with this place: http://www.brightlifedirect.com/ They stock all the major brands, will help you with fitting in a phone consult, and most impressively, if they don't work for you you can return them.

    Sushi
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    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    Some pharmacies sell them... medical supply places do too thou the medical supply place I got mine throu, one had to have a doctors referal to get them from there. Things all depend on where you get them from.
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    soxfan Senior Member

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    I bought them at a pharmacy and they are futuro brand. I have to admit I couldn't even get them on yesterday morning so I wore my lower compression socks which I think are considered mild compression.
    I was in a rush so couldn't take the time to work with trying to get them on but I am going to practice with them today.
    There are many different brands but since I work in a pharmacy it was easier just to get them there and If I don't feel like I can wear them I will bring them back.

    I am seeing the doctor next week and will talk to him about it. I seemed to have less hot flashing with high pulse even using the lower compression...
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    hurtingallthetimet Senior Member

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    hello soxfan ive heard of monitors you can wear...not sure if what you are talking about...but the ones you wear all the time..it gives heart rate...calories burned...how much you sleep..and type of sleep...

    but also you have to pay to have it monitored or something not sure how that works either but the cost was way too much...i would love to have one like that..espically for the calories...
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    soxfan Senior Member

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    The monitor I have is like a wrist watch..it is made by Timex. It gives heart rate...current time...calories burned. I only wanted to use it as a monitor so I could figure out why I get so tired at work and if the cause is POTS symptoms including elevated heart rate...

    Mine doesn't have anything to do with sleep but I have read about those in the newspaper. The Wall Street Journal had an article on them..I would love to get one of those too but I know my sleep is really poor and have already had a sleep study so I don't think it would really help....

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