Here's a link to a page with POTS treatments:Does anyone know of a good way to raise blood pressure? I eat 1-1/2 Tbsp. of Himalayan crystal salt every day and drink about 20 cups of water, but my BP is still really low.
This can work very badly in at least some ME patients. Basically we already have trouble getting enough blood and oxygen to our brains, and just exacerbate the problem by not lying flat overnight.I've heard of propping the head of the bed up a couple inches. Something about tricking your body into retaining water. I noticed before the salt and bed I'd be thirsty alot, pissing clear, and drinking alot. Its slowed down the last few days so fingers crossed.
Licorice is great, but only for short periods of time, 6 weeks max, as it is very hard on the liver.Licorice root can definitely raise your BP. That's due to the way that it helps your body hold on to cortisol, which can be beneficial to boost the adrenals if they are low. On the down side, it can also cause anxiety in some people, especially after long term usage.
My BP was chronically 90/50, sometimes even lower. After taking licorice for 4 years, it went all the way up to 125/80. At that point I began having anxiety a few hours after taking it, so I stopped for several months, and now take only a third of the dose a few times/week. My BP has been in the 105/65 range most of the time now, which is my ideal.
Licorice is a powerful herb, so you might consider consulting with a knowledgeable ND or TCM practitioner if you plan to try it.