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

The Next Phase of POTS

I can't believe it is 10 whole days since my last post.  So what has been happening?  Life has been happening...life without being overwhelmed by illness.

I am in the very last of the three months of Dr. Levine's exercise protocol.  My findings:

  • If I do cardio and my heart rate exceeds 160 bpm then I feel VERY poorly afterwards.  It appears that I cannot tolerate such a fast heart rate and it triggers exercise intolerance.
  • I must continue to drink plenty of fluids and eat lotsa salt with my meals.  If I am not vigilant after a couple of days my dizziness returns
  • Vitamin B2 really does prevent the worst of migraines.  I forgot to take them for three days in a row and JEEPERS the migraine I received was a real doozie...couldn't even walk
  • Losing a good night's sleep knocks me out for the next day
So although there is some persistent fragility, overall I am MUCH BETTER!