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

Day 17 of Dr. Levine's Exercise Protocol (A.S.)

It has been 17 days since I started the Exercise Protocol for the second time. I have improved much more quickly than the first time around, probably because I wasn't as symptomatic when I started. I also require less time for recovery which is great!

17 days ago I was between Stages III/IV. I am quite sure that if I had not started the protocol again I would have been in Stage IV or even V by now instead of an improving II/III.

(it is SO much easier to describe symptoms in terms of "Stages" and it also sounds less like whining too!)

Today on the schedule is 50 minutes on the rowing machine: 10 minutes of getting my heart rate up to 120bpm, 30 minutes of >120bpm and then a 10 minute cool down. Also on the schedule: watering baby basil plants and making marmalade from Moro oranges (yes, I know, marmalade is NOT on the diet. I intend to give it all away as gifts ;-)

I am also ensuring that sodium intake is high, sugar, caffeine and foods high on the glycemic index are avoided(including marmalade on toast...sadly) and 3+ litres of water consumed.

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