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Today is my first follow up appointment since my tilt table test (4 wks ago) and confirmed POTS diagnosis. I have a follow up appointment with the primary care physcian who ordered the test today. What are some questions that I need and should ask her? Of course I just want to ask what's on my mind like "why do I feel like crap?" and "why can't anyone help me?" But seriously, are there any questions that I need to ask her as far as dysautonomia goes and so forth.

Thank you for any suggestions and ideas, you are always greatly appreciated!

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Write down each symptom/problem and ask if he knowsow can help each one. My doctor helps my symptoms and the autonomic neuropathy many of us have. All with supplements. Supplements will support our body and keep us as healthy as possible as we heal. Ask about blood tests to help you know what you need also.

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Thank you sallysblooms, that is good. I will write down my symptoms and ask about supplements. Do you mean vitamins, herbs and such, similar to the prior post you were telling me about? natural supplements as opposed to prescriptions and medicines. I hope it goes well today. I will post later and say how it went. fingers crossed

thanks

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Yes, supplements that make symptoms better. I don't take prescriptions, just bioedentical hormones and a little bit of bpressure med. My bp was high, it is good now. I am using less med now thank goodness.

Many people have to use prescriptions of course, but there are so many supplements that help the brain fog, deficienties, and other symptoms like heart rate etc.

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I'm glad you are using less meds now in addition to the natural supplements. That's great!

My appointment went well yesterday but I don't think this primary care physcician (she is new to me, only saw her twice); I don't think she knows much about dysautonomia conditions. She took me off current medicines, one of which I told her was making me feel better and prescribed me something else which I'd like to ask about on here as I've seen lots of people take called midodrine. She had no suggestions for me as far as supplements or anything. I'm looking for a "specialist" or more informed person in my area.

Thanks as always for your response!

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