Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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Are these symptoms POTS?

Discussion in 'Problems Standing: Orthostatic Intolerance; POTS' started by outdamnspot, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. outdamnspot

    outdamnspot Senior Member

    I'm a little confused over what POTS is, exactly. I know there's the blood-pressure/heart-rate changes on standing, which would presumably cause dizziness etc.

    However, I have these symptoms and was wondering if they fit at all:

    1. Extreme physical weakness (like my limbs are heavy/made of stone); also, some loss of coordination and difficulty walking. Moving my body becomes a burden.

    2. A feeling that I'm sinking into the ground when I walk, or being pulled down by gravity.

    3. Difficulty standing (but also because of the weakness + the sinking feeling).

    4. Constant adrenaline.

    5. Breathlessness/faintness on exertion (running up stairs).

    The symptoms are worse when I haven't eaten, and are also improved sometimes by salt/hydration. Interestingly, when my 'adrenals' respond temporarily to things (caffeine, herbs etc.) before tolerance sets in, a lot of these symptoms improve.
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