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About needafix

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  • Birthday 10/15/1949

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    Carrboro, NC

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  1. I also take midordrine. I used to take 05mg 3 times a day now it is 10mg 3 xa day. but I have been told not to take it after 4pm. I passed out because I did not have any in my system when I was out one evening so now I take it when I need it no matter the time.
  2. Has anyone gone to a chiropractor or had accupuncture or tried functional medicine?
  3. Sorry you feel so bad, hopefully later you will feel better. I feel best during the afternoon.
  4. Congrats and thank you on your new title. I have someone living in my apt. with me just for this reason. They thought I was faking until I passed out a few weeks ago. One minute I was fine the next minute I was on the floor. I also have people that call and or tex daily. I am almost 2 hours from my closest relative because I wanted to be closer to a hospital that knew about my condition.
  5. Some disability cases are approved on the first try and some on the second try but mine was rejected on the second try so I finally had to get a lawyer. They did not charge anything until the case was won. Just don't give up.
  6. I learned a long time ago never say never. I am glad that people are applying for and winning their disability cases. Some people don't even know they could and should apply. Every case is different and is handled differently.You are right medical documentation is very, very important.
  7. While you were going to the chiropractor, do you think they helped you in any way. Can you speak more on what symtoms you think they helped you with.
  8. I purchased a colar that has little cubes that you freeze than put the cubes into the cloth to put around your head or neck. I think I got it from Harriet Carter. Let everyone know when you get your product ready please.
  9. You know you have POTS when your blood pressure readings in both of your arms are different by about 50 points.
  10. When I was working I found out that I had autonomic dysfunction and because I would get weak and dizzy, I had to constantly sit down. I applied for disability and was rejected so I applied for a second opinion, (this took about a year each time). After the second rejection I saw an ad on the TV where the lawyer would handle the case for no fee up front and take a portion of your award after the case was won, but nothing if the case is was not won. I dont think they would take the case if they didn't think they would win the case, (thats just my opiinion). Anyway after three years I won the
  11. Hello everyone. Becia I thought my place was small but I think you got me beat. As small as my place is, it seems like I have to take a million steps to get from the kitchen to the livingroom but it is really only about ten steps from my kitchen chair to my couch. I was just wondering if amyone has applied for disability. I applied two years and was denied but I then got a disability lawyer that takes your case fro free and get a portion when you win the case. I recently won the case, I think more should apply. If this is not a disability I don't know what is.
  12. Hello everyone, I also have a stool at my sink and a chair that rolls at my table but I wish the chair that rolls was a little higher so that I could see over the pots on the stove. I still have to get up to check my pots. I was so scared to cut my hair but after I did I questioned myself why it took so long.
  13. I keep my meds and a small bottle of water in every room and in my pockets-you never know when you will need that little pill with water. Do Not Lock The Bathroom Door- it is better for a family member to get you out of the bathroom if needed than to have the fire depertment break the door down if you have passed out. Get a tub chair with a back-the back might help brace you if you pass out, it might prevent you from banging your head. Get a, take apart, shower seat to bring with you when you visit. (don't forget to get luggage long enough to carry it in. Place a clean cloth on the shower sea
  14. Let family and friends read this site so they might better understand what you are going through. People see you and you look perfect. People look at you crazy when you have to race to a seat to sit down before you fall down even if it is on the curb while you are walking outside. People wonder why you have to carry around your own chair or why you no longer go outside on sunny or hot days. You begin to feel like a vampire. Everyone wishes for the warm weather to come and we wish the cool weather never ends. Why you always feel cold, you always get gifts from people but you notice that the
  15. You know you have POTS when the pressure in your left and right arms are 50 points different in the same moment. There is even a difference in pressure with your head up or down and with your legs crossed or uncrossed.
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