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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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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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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How I’m Doing 3 Years After My POTS Diagnosis

pots diagnosis reflection

April is a memorable month for me. And not just because I love spring and fresh flower blossoms and a world thawing from winter. The month also marks an important anniversary for me. Can you guess it from this post’s title? It’s when I received my POTS diagnosis and put…

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My Best Pro Tips for Living With POTS 

pro tips for living with POTS

It’s been almost three years since I was diagnosed with POTS. Sometimes, I need to do things differently than the way I used to before my life with POTS. And you know what? That’s OK. The biggest thing I’ve learned since my diagnosis is that I needed to become a…

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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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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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