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A 38-year-old female asked:

florinef (fludrocortisone) for pots. wish 2wean off eventually but sx come back. are most w/pots on longterm?isn't it bad to be on longterm(bones,adrenal suppression)

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
Currently there is: no cure for POTS. All treatments are palliative to avoid symptoms and complications from syncope. It is a molecular genetic abnormality of the autonomic nervous system. Although there is potential for long term side effects from the Florinef (fludrocortisone) the alternative is harm and disability from non treatment. Of course Sx come back without Florinef (fludrocortisone). Ask about other therapies that might be reasonable.

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