A 20-year-old female asked:
diagnosed with pots.my sx are worse during my period as in like i can faint easier.i cannot take off work just because of my pots.what can i do to reduce my symptoms during that week as i am standing for 12 hours each shift.i wear compression socks?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala answered
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Check blood pressure: Hello, I'm sorry to hear about your symptoms. I had a coworker with POTS and it can be difficult to manage. One way to manage this since the symptoms are worse during your period, is to not get a period. You can suppress your period with the oral hormone pill (also called birth control pill). If you can't do that, you could ensure you have "smelling salts" ie ammonia/alcohol to use when faint.
Answered on May 23, 2020
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