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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Running a 5K With POTS

Running a 5k With POTS

Hello, friends! I’m very excited to share today’s post. For the past month, I’ve been training for running a 5k with POTS! This is huge for me because I haven’t run a 5k race—or any races at all—since before I got my POTS diagnosis. It took so much work and…

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My Favorite Salty Snacks for POTS

salty snacks for POTS patients

Many people with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, or POTS, need to eat a high-salt diet. The good news is that there are a lot of foods out there packed with sodium to help us get the salt we need. But not all the options are the healthiest, and if you…

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The October Slide and How to Cope With It

Girl looking out over lake with a rainbow

We’re sliding into October, which means I’m pulling out my favorite cardigans, dusting off my knee-high boots, and buying fall-scented (and flavored!) everything. But when you live with a chronic illness, it can also mean gearing up for a worsening of your symptoms. It’s a phenomenon in the chronic illness…

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8 Ways to Deal With POTS Brain Fog

ways to deal with POTS brain fog

When I was in grad school a few years ago, my POTS brain fog was at its worst. Before I had POTS, I never dealt with brain fog, but once I started experiencing it, it was really distressing. Whereas I usually felt like a mentally sharp, well-spoken person, I suddenly…

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My Journey With Endometriosis (So Far)

my journey with endometriosis

Today, I have something different that I’d like to talk about because it’s a part of my life with chronic illness and something I’ve been struggling with for years. I want to share my journey with endometriosis. I’ve put it off for a while because talking about this and sharing…

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Moving Out of NYC in a Heatwave

moving in a heatwave with POTS

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: Heat is my number one enemy when it comes to Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. Even when I’m feeling good and not dealing with bad symptoms, all it takes is a little (or a lot, in the case of a few weeks…

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What’s in My Chronic Illness Day Bag?

Chronic illness day bag of essentials

Warmer weather and summer are here, bringing vacations, day trips, and other fun adventures with them. Mike and I are big fans of taking day trips on the weekends. It gives us a chance to explore somewhere new in New York City or within a reasonable traveling distance outside of…

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Traveling With POTS: Acadia National Park

Traveling with POTS to Acadia National Park

This week, I returned to New York City after a weeklong trip with my sister to Acadia National Park in Maine. And I can’t say enough how much of an amazing trip this was! My sister and I had always talked about going on a cross-country trip together, and while…

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I Got Engaged and Then I Got COVID

Hi, friends! What exciting and terrible news I have to share in today’s blog! I don’t typically post much about my personal life, but when major life news and things that affect my health happen, I open up to share with you all. As this blog’s title alludes to, I’ve…

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