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How Long Does Pot Stay In Your System
Tests for thc: Depends on weight, body fat, amount and frequency of use. Here are some approximate guidelines.One time user may show positive for 1-6 days moderate user may show positive for 7-13 days frequent user may show positive for 15 or more days heavy user may show positive for 30 or more days some heavy pot smokers have reported being positive 45-90 days after quitting. ...Read more
I have an autonomic nervous system disorder, it is called pots my BP drops when i stand up and if i sit up to long can anyone help me i can't get help?
POTS: You're lucky you don't have also have its cousin called pans--- cuz then, you'd have what most women dread to have to face everyday, pots &pans! lol anyways, this is an autonomic system problem which a neurologist can help you regulate. There are several options for medication to control the symptoms. ...Read more
How would i reset or restart my autonomic system ? Is it possible ? Pots is ruining me -_-...Someone please help.
Patience: Good news: a recent review in the mayo clinic proceedings (2012 87(8)746-752) found that after 1 year, most people with pots had improved and 37% no longer met criteria for the diagnosis! "stay calm and carry on!". ...Read more
Can pots syndrome be secondary to multiple system atrophy? Could pots be an early sign of msa? Help me out here....
Yes : It can be a an early sign of msa. ...Read more
Will citalopram increase efficiency of autonomic nervous system? I have pots and feel rubbish without treatment
I have pots from autonomic nervous system dysfunction. How does Lexapro (escitalopram) re-regulate it so i could breathe better, hr normalized, sweat comes back?
Lexapro (escitalopram): Lexapro (escitalopram) may help to reduce anxiety and prevent depression in an individual with pots. In fact, it does not effect the heart function or regulate the hypotension which causes the syndrome, but it does improve the overall health. The treatment of pots is based on diet and exercise. As a physiological response to a disbalanced noradrenergic system, pots does not constitute an illness in itself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is pots syndrome and neurocardiogenic syncope an early indication of multiple system atrophy or Parkinson's disease ?
I was diagnosed with POTS last year. I Don't understand why I can't get a referral to a neurologist. They have sent me to a cardiologist and electrophysiologist. Since it's a malfunction of the autonomic nervous system, could I not benefit by seeing a neu
I have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome from lupus. I only take plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) since lupus gave me pots is that a poorer prognosis since its the nervous system (i heard if it affects CNS its bad)?
YES and many more : Few listed: cardiomyopathy (rare, relationship to Hydroxychloroquine unclear) central nervous system: ataxia, dizziness, emotional changes, headache, irritability, lassitude, nervousness, nightmares, psychosis, seizure, vertigo dermatologic: alopecia, angioedema, bleaching of hair, pigmentation changes (skin and mucosal; black-blue color), rash (acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pots syndrome and frequent pvcs (all day long), could they be related? Does dysautonomia cause pvcs?
Yes: Palpitations are very common symptoms with pots. Please report these complaints to your doctor for possible medication adjustment. ...Read more
How long after my surgery can I go back to work i had a plate put in i work picking up big pots of beans and potatoes and such?
If i take .1mg fludrocortisone to increase blood volume for pots, take it once every morning, how long will the blood volume be up?
Ffludrocortisone: Fludrocortisone binds the mineralocorticoid receptor (aldosterone receptor). This binding (or activation of the mineralocorticoid receptor by fludrocortisone) in turn causes an increase in ion and water transport and thus raises extracellular fluid volume and blood pressure and lowers potassium levels. Its half-life is 3.5 hours. Its effects lost in. ...Read more
Very sore or days after minimal workout..I have pots...But I am wondering why this is ? I have never been this way and it never takes so long to heal?
Should not be linked: Pots is not typically associated with pain or lasting inflammation the way you describe. However, your listed meds have some relevant side effects, like fatigue, leg pain and irritability. I'd be more concerned if you were on statin medications. In any event, i'd discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more
Ive had Long term Lyme disease and POTS syndrome and my hair started thinning only on my right side in the front when sick. Possible this can reverse?
Day 3 of diarrhea.. Ugh! I have pots. Not at the point where I need fluids but how much longer can I expect this? Cramping and diarrhea? What helps?
See your doctor: As you probably know, POTS can be provoked by stress. This includes viral illnesses. If diarrhea and abdominal cramping are your initial symptoms, you may want to get your stool tested for any potential bacterial infections or inflammation. Talk to your doctor about getting your stool tested. ...Read more
I think I have pots, when i stand how much should my heart rate go up and how long until it goes down again? Resting is usually 60-70 then stand90-100
How long until i can go back to work had surgery on my collarbone put plate and screw in my work is stuff like picking up big pots of beans and potato?
Ask surgeon: Everyone heals differently and some people have the potential to return to work quicker than others. Depending on your rehab, improved muscle strength and return to a relatively normal/pre-surgical range of motion, these will determine a more definitive date for you. You need to follow-up with your surgeon or at least pcp, to get a best answer of a return to work date. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So, my cardiologist just diagnosed me with some long worded thing that means postural orthostatic. If my resting rate is at 48 and my walking rate is anywhere between 120-170. Does that mean I have pots or should I stick with his diagnosis?
Hard to say: Hi Both of these conditions are difficult to diagnose and your question is very difficult to answer without being able to review the test results. If you are skeptical about the diagnosis, it's completely ok to ask your cardiologist to tell you why they favor one over the other. Or seek a second opinion from another cardiologist. Hope this helps ...Read more
Is florinef (fludrocortisone) better to take than prednisone? I'm concerned about long term side effects but need to take florinef (fludrocortisone) 0.05 mg for POTS syndrome 3x/week.
Prednisone is not: really a good alternative for florinef (fludrocortisone) in terms of POTS. At least not in the long term. Prednisone has little mineralocorticoid effect compared to florinef (fludrocortisone), and you mainly need that effect, and a little adrenocorticoid effect that prednisolone offers. Eventually you will need to replace both substances as your both aspects of your adrenal function shuts down with long term steroid use. ...Read more
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?
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 ...Read more
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