For people suffering from Orthostatic Intolerance, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia, Mast Cell Activtation or EDS. Follow me as I document my struggle towards better health.

Halfway through Dr. Levine's Exercise Protocol

Living with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and Orthostatic Intolerance can be very challenging.  However, perhaps there is light is at the end of the tunnel...

Today I went to the gym to do my prescribed exercise.  I walked in upright, I had a little dizziness, but it didn't impair my ability to get up the stairs.  I had energy and felt pretty good.  I got to the weights section of the floor and looked in the mirror.  I CAN SEE MY MUSCLES!!!!!  Oh yeah baby, this regime is starting to make me look buff.
Midway through the protocol how well is it working?
 I am definitely, without a doubt, feeling better.
So what have I done so far?
  • Sleeping with bed wedge and many pillows to raise my body on an incline
  • Drinking 3+ litres of water daily
  • Consuming <10,000mg salt daily with meals
  • Eating nutritiously and regularly
  • Taking vitamin supplements and no meds
  • Performing exercises almost exactly as prescribed
I am also recording what I eat, what workouts I do and how much salt and water are consumed.  I don't know why being so anal about writing everything done helps but it does help.  Perhaps it reminds me how seriously I should treat this entire regime and how important getting better is to me.  

Soldier On!

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