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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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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To The Person Who Got POTS And COVID

To the person who got POTS and COVID

In the last few months, I’ve received a lot of messages and comments from people who developed POTS after having COVID-19. With that being said, I wanted to drop a special post dedicated to these people.  Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or medical professional. Everything I share on this…

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How To Stop Yourself From Fainting: 11 Maneuvers

How to stop yourself from fainting

Ever stand up too fast and feel like a blackout or fainting episode is imminent? As someone with POTS, I get this all the time. Although, I consider myself lucky that I don’t faint (usually!). But for others with POTS, vasovagal syncope, or other forms of orthostatic intolerance, fainting happens…

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12 POTS Exercise Tips to Make Your Workouts Easier

exercising with POTS

Exercising with POTS can be challenging. But it’s not impossible. Chances are, if you have POTS, you deal–or have dealt–with exercise intolerance to some degree or another. I know what it’s like. I’ve been there. I’ve been at the stage where my symptoms were so bad that I couldn’t run…

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VIM & VIGR Stylish Compression Socks Review

stylish compression socks

Recently, I tried VIM & VIGR compression socks, and my honest verdict is that I really really love them! If you’re looking for stylish compression socks with fun and fashionable patterns plus all the benefits of compression, then these are the socks for you!  I have been waiting for someone…

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What’s POTS? Why Your Heart Races When Standing

why does my heart race when I stand?

I talk so much about Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) on this blog, but I haven’t yet dedicated a post to explaining what this syndrome is. Maybe you’ve just received a diagnosis, or maybe you’re asking yourself why your heart races when standing all of a sudden. Or perhaps you…

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How to Relieve POTS Flare Up Symptoms

how to relieve POTS symptoms in a flare

If you have POTS, then you know how awful it feels to be in a POTS flare up. You’ll want to try anything to potentially relieve your symptoms and get back to feeling like yourself. Whether it’s just one day long, persists more than a week, or is seemingly constant,…

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My Experience Buying a Rowing Machine

Rowing machine for exercising with POTS

That’s right, I purchased a rowing machine! I’ve thought about doing this for a while and even had one of my former professors recommend it, but I never took the plunge and got one. However, multiple factors came together recently that made NOW the perfect time to commit to buying…

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