How I Got Back to Running With POTS

running with POTS

If you put the words “running” and “POTS” together, it looks and sounds a bit contradictory. They are two words that don’t seem to go together, given what POTS is and the taxing nature of running. But running with POTS, at least in my experience, doesn’t have to be impossible…

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Handling The Holidays With A Chronic Illness

Preparing for the holidays with chronic illness

It’s the holiday season! This really is my favorite time of the year. I hate winter and the cold, but I love the magic of the season and all the fun holiday-themed activities. But this time of year also means that we attend or host gatherings. And sometimes, all these…

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22 Gift Ideas For People With POTS

POTS gift guide

Hey there! You’ve probably landed on this page because you know someone with POTS and you need awesome gift ideas. Or, maybe you have POTS and you want to put some new items on your wish list for friends and family. Whatever the case may be, you’ve come to the…

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How To Stimulate The Vagus Nerve

Not too long ago, I shared a post about the POTS and vagus nerve connection. I’ve been fascinated with this connection and what I learned from the two books I read on the topic. I’ve been especially intrigued by how to stimulate the vagus nerve.  But if you haven’t read…

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Visualization Exercise For Anxiety and Stress

visualization exercise for anxiety and stress

Today, I want to share something different with you all. It’s a visualization exercise for anxiety and stress that I do quite often, especially now that I live in New York City. I know that living with chronic illness can become overwhelming at times. Anxiety and depression are common comorbidities,…

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How to Deal With Fatigue After Exercise

fatigue after exercise

If you feel fatigue after exercise, you’re not alone. In the POTS world, patients can often feel worse after exercise, especially in the early months of an exercise program. Extreme fatigue after exercise is also very common in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). Until I reached a certain fitness level, I…

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The Vagus Nerve And POTS Connection

Vagus nerve and POTS connection

Did you know that there’s a nerve in the human body that’s connected to POTS? It’s called the vagus nerve. Maybe you’ve heard of it before. The vagus nerve actually regulates many important functions in the body—so many, that it’ll probably surprise you just how much this not-so-little nerve is…

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My Best Tips For Traveling With POTS

Traveling with POTS

Hi, friends! Guess what? You don’t need to sacrifice traveling with a chronic illness like POTS. While traveling may trigger symptoms, I have POTS travel tips that you can try for reducing symptoms and traveling safely and comfortably. For example, you should pack a bag of essentials with everything you…

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Low FODMAP Diet Foods For Better Digestion

low fodmap diet foods

A low FODMAP diet may be recommended to you by a doctor if you have certain digestive conditions or symptoms. But what foods can you eat on a low FODMAP diet? While things like dairy, wheat, and certain vegetables may be off the menu, you can still eat meat, certain…

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How to Survive the Heat With POTS

how to survive the. heat with POTS

It’s hot, hot, HOT in NYC! Is it just me, or does this summer seem to be one heatwave after the next? All these ninety-degree days have been putting my methods of controlling my POTS symptoms to the test. If you’re wondering how to survive the heat with POTS, then…

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