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Pots Syndrome Depression
Anxiety is: Associated with POTS but not necessarily a cause of POTS. ...Read more
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
Any doc: By measuring your pulse and BP with you supine, abruptly sitting, and standing. Once diagnosis made your doc my need help in Ur management with the aid of a cardiologist. Some meds can cause it, and others may help it. Good luck. ...Read more
With difficulty: This is often difficult to treat successfully. First, you need a tilt table test to confirm the diagnosis. If confirmed, volume expansion by eating a high salt diet and drinking plenty of fluids may help. Beta blockers, Fludrocortisone (florinef) and midodrine (proamatine) are used with variable success. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
POTS syndrome: Serotonin is the hormone thought to be responsible for the autonomic nervous system hence heart rate and even blood pressure. Ssri's increase nerve communication and stimulate the standing vasoconstriction reflex and what this does it improves your vessels reactions to standing or sitting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rapid heart rate up: Pots (redundant name of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) is one type of dysautonomia - a word which describes problems with your autonomic nervous system. This condition causes rapid hr when you are up - sitting but worse standing though your blood pressure is maintained. Other dysautonomias can cause low BP without increase in hr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good approach: Dr hardin provides a first hand approach of how to deal with fibromyalgia, and although we see some success with neurontin, lyrica, savella, (milnacipran) or cymbalta, have found better lasting success with exercise, stress management, improved sleep hygiene, and improved diet. Don't despair, you can overcome this too. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Autonomic condition: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) is a condition that is characterized by an abnormal heart rate rise (>30 beats per minute) with standing. The cause is unknown. Patients may present with dizziness or fainting, but often have non specific symptoms of fatigue and generalized weakness. The treatment is supportive and individualized. There is no specific cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
POTS: read this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2600095/Get a more detailed answer ›
Phys therapy helps: This syndrome (aka "p.O.T.S.") can be extremely difficult to treat. You need to look for very specialized centers, with expertise in this disorder. You essentially need to "work out" your autonomic (involuntary) nervous system that controls heart rate and blood vessel tone. Physical therapy exercise can help retrain these nerves, often much more effectively than medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms: heart sinking, nrrvousness anxiety loss of gocus panic attacks depression restless leg syndrome psychosomatic pain anger. Meds advice.
What is the?Difference between postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and general anxiety disorder?
Clinical interview: The diagnoses are made after consulting with your doctor. The mood symptoms in premenstrual disorders occur near the end of each monthly cycle. At other times, the individual feels normal. Mood disorder symptoms occur irrespective of where someone is in the menstrual cycle although depression symptoms can worsen premenstrually. ...Read more
Many possibilities.: There are innumerable medical, nutritional and emotional conditions that include being tired as a symptom. These range from simple issues to those far more complex. A good checkup and blood testing would be a good starting point. If you're embarking on a regimen for adrenal fatigue, just make sure the diagnosis is accurate and the work up is complete. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression, anxiety, wild mood swings, brain zaps, epilepsy, Raynaud's syndrome, gastrointestinal distress, positive ANA test. Any one cause?
No: I don't think 1 cause..Get a more detailed answer ›
If dehydrated yes: But understand, if your fluid volume is normal (not dehydrated) it will not help. POTS occurs because the normal responses that keep blood flow into your brain when you change position (ie lying down to standing or sitting to standing) do not work properly (it is a complicated process) and you get light headed or even faint. So, take your meds, stay hydrated, change positions carefully. Dr R ...Read more
Yes: Unless there is another underlying cause, this condition usually resolves itself over time? ...Read more