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A 38-year-old female asked:

Is florinef (fludrocortisone) 0.05 mg daily bad to be on longterm for pots syndrome? how long is too long?risk of osteoporosis? is it better than low dose prednisone?

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Dr. Matthew Cahill
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Ask your doctor: Postural Orthostasis maybe helped by florinef (fludrocortisone). As it seems you know it is not without risk. You need and deserve to have a full conversation with the prescribing physician not just a text commentary. That being said, there ARE other choices- usually more costly, but anything beats ffeeling woozy or passing out right? I personally would take it for a time. Hope this helps- stay well
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Dr. James Lin
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Agreed! The information in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postural_orthostatic_tachycardia_syndrome may help most laypersons to realistically understand the options of care for POTS better. But mainstay of care is still healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession so to make your body more capable to adopt and adapt to the sudden positioning change by efficiently keeping "stable" BP for...
Oct 4, 2015
Last updated Oct 4, 2015


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