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  1. Generally I don't sweeten tea, but I usually make really strong tea (3-4 bags in a small pot) so the flavor is usually enough for me. But if I have a sore throat I do add in honey. Maybe maple syrup or molasses can work for you if you are able? Alternatively you might look into a "sugar free coffee syrup" recipe. There are many different adaptations. A simple vanilla bean syrup..maybe blackberry would be good in some teas too? Ooh. Now I have to try this. hope you find something you like.
  2. I'm not sure if this is helpful to you or not, but I am a big believer in the benefits of tea. I tend to use hot tea for most of my day to day ailments. For example, hibiscus tea is known to lower blood pressure (definitely not good for ALL potsies!). I always have swollen lymph nodes (not sure if it's related to pots) but I use a Tumeric & ginger tea that usually calms my throat. Peppermint calms the stomach..Chamomile is great for insomnia. Dandelion root is really good for digestion! And, of course, green tea for energy. As a bonus, drinking a cup of hot tea will usually calms my non-stop migraine for at least an hour or two. I usually add a shot of apple cider vinegar and squeeze a bit of fresh lemon for each of their added benefits. Hope you're having a wonderful day
  3. Thank you all! Everyone here is so supportive and kind. I'm so grateful to have found this community
  4. Corina, thanks for the kind note! the 2nd time around went great! I asked for a minute to slow my heart rate down and I think that made a big difference. Drank a Gatorade beforehand, too- thanks Katybug!!
  5. I am so sorry you are having tooth pain I hope you are able to find some relief. I just read a study that you may find interesting about the effect of glycerin in toothpaste...Apparently glycerin coats your teeth and inhibits the natural ability of your teeth to re-enamelize. If you google "glycerin in toothpaste" I think you'd find it. Not sure if this is helpful to you or not, but perhaps it is something to consider? I've just started making my own toothpaste out of baking soda, coconut oil and a few drops of peppermint extract.. I'm right there with you on the tooth pain but I suspect mine is just a cavity. Good luck.
  6. Perfect!! I knew someone here would have the answer (unfortunately). Thank you so much for taking the time to help me I appreciate you so much!!
  7. I'm finally on my way to discovering what's really wrong with me.. I would have gone my entire life thinking I had anxiety if I hadn't discovered this site, honestly.. I had my first doctor appointment, which was to establish a pcp. My primary concern was "fast heart rate" which was recorded as 118 by the nurse. The doctor ordered an ekg, found no major issues other than HR about 112 I believe through the test. She ordered bloodles testing to check for thyroid issues and diabetes and a few other things. Fasting has always been an issue for me..I usually need to eat right when I wake up and keep snacking throughout the day but I don't eat much. I will have spells where I simply refuse to swallow anything and the smell of food makes me nauseated. I'm pretty skinny.. 5'10 and 124, although that's pretty good for me since I can get down to 117 at times. Needles make me nervous, I feel like there's barely enough blood in there for me, don't take any!! Lol. But anyway I chose not to look while the nurse was drawing blood, but my boyfriend tells me she didn't hit it right and was fishing for blood. I remember her saying "stubborn thing.." or something, but then maybe 15 seconds later I started to feel sick and she had to stop. I didn't completely pass out but I blacked out, became white as a ghost and started sweating profusely. After a minute or two they gave me water (sipped slowly) but I puked. The nurse said she got enough for the fasting portion and to come back another day, and not to have blood drawn without laying down anymore. My boyfriend doesn't believe she got any blood at all but my arm certainly feels sore. I guess im wondering if anyone else has a problem drawing blood, or can offer me any solutions as to what helps you? I think eating beforehand will help a lot, and I'm thinking I'm going to ask for a minute or two laying down before they draw blood so I can try to get my heart to stop beating so fast. Any advice is appreciated!
  8. I am not trying to ask for a diagnosis, just hoping I am on the right track or if someone here experiences something similar...thanks so much for reading.
  9. Thank you for your reply I have an appointment tomorrow with an M.D., who will hopefully refer me to a cardiologist. After some investigation, it seems as though my case may be hyperandrenergic... does this look relevant to this form of PoTS? Sitting: BP 112/57 HR 72 Standing: BP 144/107 hr 122
  10. Let me start off with something that has helped me tremendously since I discovered it! I have really bad migraines. I found an app that tunes out the blue light to your phone and tones everything red. It's much more soothing and allows me to be able to look at my phone when I have a headache. Before, I would turn the brightness all the way down, but that is also straining to the eyes. The app is meant for helping your eyes adjust and night so you can get to sleep easier, but I like to leave the app running most of the time. No significant battery loss. The app is called Twilight, and it's free. My name is Morgan, and up until recently I thought I had anxiety. It seemed as though every time I would get out of my car and enter a building, my heart is racing so fast I can hear it, everything kinda glows, I get sweaty and dizzy. Most of the time when I stand up and start walking, I have to stop while I regain my vision, sometimes I have to grab a wall or drop to the floor if I feel it has gone too far and I could faint. I have fainted probably 3 times, once at work. Only recently I invested in a wrist blood pressure tester, as I suspect my boyfriend's BP is a little high and I wanted to moniter it. When resting, my blood pressure is usually 100-110/70ish, with a heart rate of 70. When I tested upon standing, the results change to 130/50 with a heart rate of 130. I plan to see a doctor to hopefully get some answers, I was hoping maybe someone here can point me in the right direction as far as what kind of specialist to see?