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  1. I have insulin resistance too, and my glucose levels are normal. I make sure to eat whole grains no refined carbohydrates as well as exersize (when my body will allow me to). I also have Polycystic Ovaries (PCO) which is correlated with insulin resistance. Some doctors will prescribe Metformin to help your cells more sensitive to insulin. I find losing weight more difficult, but don't have too many issues other than that.
  2. Count me in! Night sweats that leave puddles. I also get so sweaty during certain parts of my head while at the same time having ice cold extremeties. My temperature regulation is WAY off.
  3. This is a symptom that has happened to me throughout my life, so I just assumed it happened to everyone. What happens is I get a fizzing sensation right at the back of my neck where my skull meets my neck. It's almost like the fizzing when opening a soda can, or a fly buzzing-a definite vibration. I notice it sometimes when my stomach is gurgling too, so I'm not sure if it's connected? I notice it when I'm sitting up in bed. Is this something you experience too? I'm not sure if this is something worth mentioning to my doc or not?
  4. I have PCO too...although I have basically been symptom-free for 12yrs now. I've been wondering if there is a connection since PCO seems to be correlated to insulin resistance, which affect lots of hormones (testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, FSH/LH) which is somehow connected to the adrenals...which I've read some folks speculating about POTS being connected too. I was diagnosed with PCO 16yrs before I had any symptoms of POTS. You can easily get a hormone panel done. I see a reproductive endocrinologist for PCO treatment. I know they look at your LH:FSH ratio which should be 1:1, and
  5. I've gotten them 3 times since December, and I was just diagnosed with POTS. It does wipe me out for a couple days afterwards. I had it happen one time before I had been diagnosed years ago, but I had been to a wedding and drank a little too much red wine :-), and that time it turned into a full migraine I wondered if there was a connection since it seems to be a new thing for me. Very interesting....
  6. PS- I did try a beta-blocker but my blood pressure dropped too much.
  7. I'm trying to figure out all this POTs stuff after being recently diagnosed. I'm one of the odd ones who has an increase in blood pressure when standing (and heart rate too obviously), and am extremely symptomatic but have never fainted. My doc had never heard of POTs, so we are both learning, but she is under the impression I cannot take florinef or midrodine etc because it will increase my blood pressure even more (I have normal-slightly low blood pressure when not standing). I'm also wondering if this increase in BP means I have the hyperandrogenic form of POTs? I hope this all makes sense-
  8. I have come down with an upper respiratory infection, and feel like I've been hit by a truck. I will be seeing my doc tomorrow, but in the meantime do you have anything I should be aware of? Medications to avoid? I'm resting and drinking lots of fluids/salt. Thank you!
  9. Really hope you start to feel better soon, Rene! Please take good care of yourself!
  10. I just saw this video too, and really don't know what to think. Being a 'newbie', I'm interested to hear what others think. Thanks for sharing!!
  11. I can't 'shower', but I do take a bath almost every day. I wash my hair at least a few times a week, but not every day. I feel like I will faint if I stand in the shower for more than a minute or two.
  12. http://sharing.mayoclinic.org/2010/02/23/h...-at-mayo-clinic Thought you might like to see.
  13. I've been thinking about getting one too-thanks for sharing the links. What do you recommend getting engraved on it? Since most medical docs that I've found haven't even heard of POTS, I'm not sure how much it would help?
  14. I guess my brain fog is acting up today (either that or I'm losing my mind too?)...I KNOW I typed a response and submitted it earlier this morning....anyway.... I have similar problems with reading Nikki. I have also seen 2 ENTs and eye doc-both saying everything is fine. They say they think I have Horner's syndrome which causes my pupils to have issues with contracting, and my eyelid will droop at times. My mother once noticed that my eyes weren't tracking together too. Sorry I don't have any answers to help-it sure isn't fun! Do you notice that it's worse at any paticular time of da
  15. Obviously this is for the general public, but I imagine the 'rules' are similar for us? From WebMD: Call911or other emergency services immediately if you have any of the following symptoms: A sudden, severe headache Chest pain (angina) Other symptoms of a heart attack Symptoms of a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) Call a doctor immediately if you have high blood pressure and: Your blood pressure is usually normal or well controlled, but it suddenly goes well above the normal range on more than one occasion. Your blood pressure is 180/110 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or higher.
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