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1 hour ago, E pots said:

Any tips?  I have an evaluation tomorrow.   I'm feeling awful.   In 8 wk flare here.  Scared

Sorry you are feeling badly.  Is this an evaluation for disability--or do you mean you are seeing a dr for diagnosis.  Are you seeing a specialist in autonomic dysfunction?  Have you been diagnosed?

In my experience w doctors it can help to have someone with you who can back you up--say they have observed you feeling poorly, this is not normal for you, etc.  It can help to have a log of symptoms, or anyway symptoms written down so you make sure you provide all information to the dr.  

If the doctor does feel your diagnosis is psychiatric they should refer you to an appropriate physician for diagnosis.  Hopefully misdiagnosis of POTS for depression/anxiety is not as common as it was 20 and more years ago.

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1 minute ago, MomtoGiuliana said:

Sorry you are feeling badly.  Is this an evaluation for disability--or do you mean you are seeing a dr for diagnosis.  Are you seeing a specialist in autonomic dysfunction?  Have you been diagnosed?

In my experience w doctors it can help to have someone with you who can back you up--say they have observed you feeling poorly, this is not normal for you, etc.  It can help to have a log of symptoms, or anyway symptoms written down so you make sure you provide all information to the dr.  

If the doctor does feel your diagnosis is psychiatric they should refer you to an appropriate physician for diagnosis.  Hopefully misdiagnosis of POTS for depression/anxiety is not as common as it was 20 and more years ago

I when this all started I went to the emergency room. They diagnosed me as having panic and anxiety disorder and referred me to a Cardiologist who referred me to a psychiatrist and a general practitioner. I had a tilt table test and did test positive for pots. But having this on my record seems to be bad. So I am going for a psychological evaluation for Social Security disability.

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