I've got a GP appointment tomorrow and I'd like to ask about trying IV saline, even just once. I've been having GI problems so she told me to use osmolax, but I've started feeling pretty bad. Looked up how it works, which is by holding water in the intestines so it's excreted, making the stool softer. So I think that I probably have hypovolemia and the osmolax has exacerbated things. I've also had a cold, which is further confusing things and making it hard to attribute the cause of various symptoms I've missed my first two weeks of college because my cold + CFS + POTS + GI issues has just been too hard to handle. I'm getting a little behind in study, and I have a few things coming up over next few weeks (engagement party, exam, interstate friends visiting, dad's bday). I was hoping to be able to convince my GP that trying IV saline might give me a boost to get through this difficult stage. I haven't tried POTS meds yet though, mainly because I'm scared it will make me worse. I tried salt tablets last year and even when tapering the dose and eating before taking it, it gave me terrible constipation and postural hypotension (don't usually have). Does anyone have any advice on how to approach it with her despite not trying any POTS meds yet? I'm just struggling so much and I'm scared that they will make me worse, which would just break me right now. I'm already at the point where I often wish I just didn't exist, because existing is so difficult. Not in a suicidal way - definitely not thinking like that, in a 'life is just too hard and I don't know how to handle it' way.