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  1. Does anyone have any issues with exercise intolerance? All of the doctors have said over and over again to me how important it is for me to exercise in order to feel better. However, each time I exercise, I feel awful the rest of the day. The following day, I end up extremely light-headed and nauseous all day and have a difficult time standing up for very long. I had an exercise stress test, and they had to stop the test because I got really dizzy and came close to fainting. It turns out my bp doesn't increase as much as it should with where my heart rate gets to. As the test continued a
  2. I can definitely relate to many of you with the exhaustion. I can't believe some of you have been dealing with this for such a long time! I've only been dealing with this for a little over 3 months now and it gets frustrating. I feel tired all of the time, regardless of how much I sleep/nap. My very worst days get so bad that even standing is difficult because I feel so weak/tired. I feel like I could just sleep for a week straight and still not feel rested. I was very active before all of this started (I was training for a half-marathon), so I get very frustrated not being able to do th
  3. Hi! My name is Heather. I'm 28 years old and live near Rochester, MN. I've been recently diagnosed with orthostatic intolerance. My doctors originally thought it was POTS because of my tilt table results, but a neurologist who specializes in autonomic dysfunction does not believe that to be my problem. He believes I have excessive blood pooling and that my body just won't keep my blood in my head when I'm upright. I'm currently on Midodrine which helps ease the symptoms some, but I'm still nowhere near where I'd like to be! My symptoms literally came on overnight a little over 3 months
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