ramakentesh Posted May 19, 2009 Report Share Posted May 19, 2009 My wife went to her naturopath yesterday and she told her about how much hassle Im having with my condition at the moment and what they have tried to treat me with.Interesting thing is that the naturopath suffers from chronic venous and had been treated using the SAME medications that had been used on me - an alpha agonist called dihydroergotamine. She said that it wasnt very helpful and did give her sideeffects.She now - unsurprisingly as a naturopath - used herbs to treat her problem. She told my wife that two herbs in particular had been used successfully in her condition without the side effects of conventional medications she had tried and by default, may also assist POTS/OI patients by reducing venous pooling and decreasing venous permiability:Horse Chestnut seed extractButchers Broom.My experiences with butcher's broom have been discussed previously but I will say that it was a fantastic, though shortlived medical intervention for my POTS that had almost no side effects (slightly depressed mood maybe?).I mentioned the later to my POTS specialist who i was seeing yesterday and he was very interested in it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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