Those with orthostatic intolerance- I.e. symptoms that get worse on standing such as nausea, dizziness, headache- please be aware that a negative tilt test does not exclude #PoTS. Dr Gupta of @YorkCardiology explains this beautifully and treats patients clinically- as all should.
More help for POTS is coming. Dysautonomia Intl.
Film producer Danielle Hinde, who has worked with everyone from Katy Perry to Childish Gambino, is working on a new film about #POTS, #dysautonomia & #LongCOVID. Here's a short clip from the upcoming film, featuring Danielle & Dr. Brent Goodman:
Is it possible to have POTS without dizziness? I have blood pooling and I have to use full body compression every waking hour but no dizziness. Without compression my function level decreases significantly.
Two days trying Brahmi (bacopa monnieri), and it works even better for me than the Butcher's Broom. I realize there is more than one possible cause for POTS, so it might not be the answer for everyone.
One of it's actions is it "appears to affect levels of several neuromodulators – chemical messengers that neurons release to signal to groups of other neurons (as well as other cells with certain receptors). Specifically, Bacopa Monnieri may activate choline acetyltransferase (an enzyme involved in acetylcholine synthesis) and inhibit acetylcholinesterase (an enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine) (1). Both of these actions raise brain levels of acetylcholine, a chemical with important roles in things like attention and memory."
Initial lab testing for #POTS presented by Dr. Brent Goodman, autonomic lab director at Mayo Clinic, during the #DysConf2022 CME today. He also noted cytokine panels may become part of the standard POTS workup once we have some more research on this.
Dr. Goodman explains other testing he routinely does on #POTS patients at Mayo Clinic. This is in addition to autonomic function testing and lab work.
Importantly, Dr. Goodman also emphasized the need for annual follow up testing for patients still experiencing debilitating symptoms. Sjogren's may not be present on initial testing, but can show up years later.
No, and actually potatoes have something in them that inhibit acetylcholinesterase, so they should be good for POTS. Unless there is something that makes extra acetylcholinesterase contradictory.
Interesting that you find them helpful. When I eat potatoes I have a hard time standing for any length of time and even difficulty keeping my eyes open. But then I have insomnia in the middle of the night.
I had a thought in the middle of the night that maybe it has something to do with calcium channels but am not feeling well enough to look into that right now.
I must have an extra problem that they bother me but not you. I am envious, I love potatoes.