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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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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Baked Pesto Chicken With Mozzarella

baked pesto chicken with mozzarella

Who’s ready for some delicious baked pesto chicken? Pesto is one of my favorite salty foods to eat as part of a high salt diet for POTS. So the more recipes I can make with this tasty sauce, the better.  This pesto chicken with mozzarella is stuffed with pesto, topped…

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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 Fall Asleep When You Can’t

How to fall asleep when you can't

Hey, friends! Can’t sleep? Lately, neither can I. It’s starting to drive me a bit nuts. I’m sure you can relate if you’ve also laid awake every night staring at your ceiling, waiting for a restful night’s sleep to find you. Maybe you’re dealing with anxiety, or maybe chronic pain…

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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…

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