tennisdude Posted April 5, 2006 Report Share Posted April 5, 2006 Hey, my name is Scott and ive had POTS for the last 3 almost 4 years. When i first startted gettting symptoms i was 13. I would get severe stomach cramps, and extreame nausea. I was not able to eat any food except rice krispys, breadsticks, plain potatoes, and some meat . I weighed in at 85 pounds. YIKES! After about a year I started getting extreamly fatiqued, and very tired. Ever since i have been sleeping 15 hours a day (including naps). I was wondering if anybody else suffered from fatigue and tiredness? Im now 17 and i havent been able to do sports for the past couple of years. The past month i have been trying to exercise at least an hour to 2 hours a day. I try to just get outside, go play tennis, go on bike rides, lift weights, do erobics, play basketball, but my weight (170's) still isnt going down! grr . I was also wondering if anybody else has put on weight due to this illness or due to medicines that you are taking. Any tips on getting rid of the weight? Im only looking to getting rid of 15-25 pounds to get lean for the summer. anyways thanks for looking, i look forward to hearing your thoughtsI find that exercising after eating is NOT a good idea, it always give me stomach cramps and makes me fel nauseasDoes anybody else sweat in excess when exercising or even when changing enviroments? Some days when i go off to school i find that after about 5 min of being in school i start sweating while just sitting down!! its horrible! people keep asking me why im sweating and i have no clue how to stop it hmm any thoughts, tips, input? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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