I need for this to get under control. I was in REMISSION from Lyme DISEASE. I am sorry. Want to go fly and see my Baby grandson that was just born and help my daughter. Thinking my Dr. Is not knowledgable in POTS. Thank
I seem not to be able to do any exercise at all without worsening symptoms I'm newly diagnosed but I'm pretty sure I've had it since age 6
Biking and yoga have been the two things I tolerate the best.
I do wear compression stockings which help a lot.
I'm thinking on trying swimming again as I used to swim and had very little problems
Latashia I tired swimming but the pools I went to were heated and I couldn’t tolerate the heated pool temps.
Oh yeah I can't do heated either . I meant regular indoor pools but not heated . I use to swim outdoors when sun went down
Well. Will try the bike at the gym with the compression socks. Exercising before this was my passion. I also need it for my bones. I need to still do the weights. Thanks so much!
My doctor at the Cleveland clinic recommended a recumbent bike. I love it, use it all the time.
Oh great Lorinda. Will try at the gym first. Hard lately with feeling this way. Your way sounds better right now. Thanks
Rowing machines, swimming, pilates with a bit of caution, working with resistance bands, even yoga (again with caution) would be fine since your trigger event was Lyme and not an underlying cause like EDS. When I saw with caution, personally, I would briefly explain my POTS, that it can cause dizziness or disorientation, and that if you seem in need of help cold compresses on pulse points and gatorade/vitamin water/etc are very helpful. I say that because I have a strong history of dizziness, disorientation, and syncope. and those things help me when I am "off" for any reason. Otherwise, just watch for to many position changes and be aware that bending over can even make you dizzy sometimes.
U r so kind. thank you Paulette. Yes. Bending over, I would feel dizzy at times for sure. Hope u have a lovely evening with no pain.
Compression socks help a lot! The more compression the better. I wear medical grade thigh highs. They are not pretty, but they work.