Guest danielvasel Posted August 7, 2006 Report Share Posted August 7, 2006 before i had POTS, i used to be a "great sleeper"... i was really good at it!!!! 3 months ago the tachycardia started... and a month later I started to have problems sleeping...I?ve read that most of people who have POTS have problems sleeping.....if i lie down the whole day, the chances I get a good night of sleep are great...if I stand for more than 2/3 hours during the day, I won?t sleep well for sure...so what should I do? lie down the whole day? hmmmm, it?s a big "dilemma", I can either spend the day doing nothing and have a good night of sleep, or I can do "whatever" i want to do during the day, and suffer during the night...is it just me? or do you guys face the same dilemma? and if so, how do you deal with it?i?ve considered taking sleeping meds.... but i still haven?t taken it.... i keep reading about the terrible side effects of them, like amnesia for example... so I?ve concluded that they are dangerous, even for ordinary people...and then i came to know that people who have POTS symptoms have to be even more careful with them... and there?s another thing, i?ve read that you can?t take sleeping meds for too long, cuz it?s addicting, and soon your body will get used to it, and it will not have any effects anymore... so you?ll have to increase the dosage.... so thanks for reading this post....take care you alldanielwell, im sorry, i forgot to add a choice on the last pool "i have never taking any sleeping meds"is there anyway I can fix it?anyways, if you?ve never taken any meds for sleeping, please vote on "i couldn?t handle the side effects, so i stopped taking it?(the third option)thank you Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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