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Have headache,stuffy nose,swollen glands,dizziness,chills,&sweating. Cold or flu? I take Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) for Pots/tachycardia.What cold meds should I avoid?

Have headache,stuffy nose,swollen glands,dizziness,chills,&sweating. Cold or flu? I take Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) for Pots/tachycardia.What cold meds should I avoid?

No Sudaphed: Afrin will help with nasal congestion, & when used correctly has little systemic effect. The drug alone can only be taken short time or stops working. I suggest U ask physician for prescription of Fluticosone Propionate which sprayed in nostrils & breathed in once daily can help U to take the meds longer. Reasonable to test for flu & take tamiflu if positive. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ASA for other symptoms ...Read more

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Can I take Claritin D for nasal congestion while on a beta blocker for POTS syndrome or is that contraindicated?

Can I take Claritin D for nasal congestion while on a beta blocker for POTS syndrome or is that contraindicated?

Not a good choice: I would not advise using a nasal decongestant while taking a beta blocker since the net result of the interaction or counter-reaction cannot be predicted. A nasal steroid will likely work far better than Clartin D without the potential side effects. ...Read more

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I have constant nasal congestion. I take no meds and I've tried allergy pills, neti pots, and sprays which all give temp relief, now what?

I have constant nasal congestion. I take no meds and I've tried allergy pills, neti pots, and sprays which all give temp relief, now what?

A doctor's visit: Looks like you already tried all otc remedies without symptoms relief, the next appropriate step is to come see a specialist in allergy or ent. Prolonged, untreated rhinitis can lead to more serious problems like chronic sinusitis. There are several good prescribed treatment options for your case. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have both IST and POTS?

POTS: 25 F Singapore asks can I have both IST and POTS. And: different parts of the world use different abbreviations for illness. Please spell out or may be lost in translation. Also list symptoms and signs. ...Read more

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What are the key differences between POTS and IST?

What are the key differences between POTS and IST?

Basic differences...: POTS: Abnormally fast sinus rhythm at rest or minimal activity that accelerates beyond expectations and is out of proportion to physiologic necessity, not resulting from an explainable underlying cause. Diagnosed by exclusion. IST: Condition of orthostatic intolerance leading to abnormal increase in heart rate with change in position. Diagnosed with tilt table. ...Read more

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How can I minimize scrubbing on burnt pots and pans?

How can I minimize scrubbing on burnt pots and pans?

Medical question?: Doctors have to wash dishes as much as anybody else, but this question is not our best expertise. Still, one can soak burnt pots & pans in hot water and soap to see if the burnt food loosens up. If this doesn't work you need to scrub -- or consult with someone more informed about kitchen cleaning ideas. Good luck and happy cooking. ...Read more

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Is pots syndrome fatal?

Is pots syndrome fatal?

POTS: Syndrome is a group of symptoms pots, is postural orthostatic and tachycardia, is a dysfunction of blood pressure and heart rate , it is not fatal. ...Read more