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For Those Who are Bedridden with POTS or OI

I get a surprising amount of contacts from people who are bedridden with POTS or OI.  I know what it is like to be bound to the bed with symptoms that are so bad that life has been reduced to hour by hour, minute by minute living.

So perhaps YOU are bedridden and you are reading this post during a period where you feel ok enough to cruise the net.  I would like you to know that there is hope.  Here is what helped me:

Steel your will to do this (because you're mind is probably floating around in a brain fog).
  • Increase your salt intake to 10,000mg per day (check with your doctor) - Get whomever is feeding you or purchasing your groceries to get some of the foods on the Lotsa Salt sample diet unless you are already doing something similar.  
  • Make sure you are eating good foods and not junk.
  • Increase your fluid intake to 3litres - keep a big container of water by your bed and drink it through-out the day
  • Do some abdominal exercises, leg raises as often as you can through the day
  • Sit up or prop yourself up in bed if you can without passing out.  Try not to lay flat!!!

Here are two YouTube video on an ab and leg raises exercise you might want to try to do in bed:

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