I've always had bad allergies, but been unable to take prescription strength medications for them, as I react in horrible ways (Tourette's, severe sleep issues, etc.). That's been an issue my whole life. People usually attributed it to "anxiety" or just an ambiguous "how I was wired."
I've had a POTS diagnosis for around 10 months now, and I've been realizing all the things that have just been POTS symptoms all along (fatigue, inability to exercise or to gain weight, etc.). Now I am starting to wonder if my sensitivity to medications is also a result of POTS. I thought it may be likely since I was never given a better explanation, and all my other POTS symptoms had also been "just anxiety" or some other mysterious, unexplained cause before my diagnosis. My doctors always acknowledged my reactions to medication and advised me to stop using them. They said they'd seen similar reactions in patients "like me," but don't know exactly what causes it.
Has this happened to anyone else with POTS?
If so, what did you use instead? Are there non-medicinal allergy solutions that work well for POTS patients?