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I just returned from Vandy and, to my surprise, I was diagnosed with POTS. When I was diagnosed with Autonomic Neuropathy last year, I experienced extreme shortness of breath with exercise, but my heart rate remained at resting rate. Now, just 16 months later, my heart rate increased almost 40 bpm when standing.

My neurologist, as an initial treatment plan, has prescribed 1 salt tablet 3x daily while awaiting further test results. I have just lost 15 pounds (much needed pounds) from a 3-month of gastroparesis, and I was wondering how much of a weight gain I should expect from the increase of sodium.

Of course, any weight gain would be worth it if I could walk again without feeling like I'm going to pass out!


Bev Ray

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I didn't know people usually gained weight after eating a lot of sodium. Water weight, maybe, from retaining extra fluid? In any case, I never gained any weight from increasing my salt intake. I weigh within five pounds of what I did when I started increasing my salt last year.

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