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  1. I'm so sorry for what you had to deal with, and, yes, I have seen a lot that follows that pattern. Our high level research and therapy tech in the U.S. is amazing, the things we can do are astonishing. But the medical professionals who have to make all of it apply to actual patients sometimes aren't up to the job. When you get a good doctor, it's fantastic, but most are "C" students, just average people who are maybe in above their heads. The problem is that they can't just openly recognize that and work to get better, they so often seem to cover for not understanding a situation by blami
  2. Thank you for this information, I just checked back on the forum and saw replies, I didn't realize more people had come on here to help, sorry for the delay. I will keep that in mind, then, about the Atavan. Also good to hear you don't have to increase the dose periodically and can take a break during certain situations. If it comes up I won't reject it, then. Also interesting to hear about how things work with autism and ADHD. Great info here, and I agree that physiology varies so much, I see that all the time in all my kids. Thanks a ton!
  3. Thanks for your thoughts, very considerate of you!
  4. Thank you very much for your information, I just checked back, didn't realize there were more replies. I agree about the ADHD diagnosis, and I also know that it's a really imperfect science and Autism spectrum, learning disabilities, processing disorders, or just the brain fog from no sleep and hypoxia can look like ADHD. We were pretty careful about getting the diagnosis but also pretty cautious now about believing it on face value. We do know there is something up in addition to the POTS, although it might be connected, and it's so hard to tease it all out. We dropped the Clon
  5. No, I didn't know that was an option, thanks!
  6. Sorry, he said it was a P450? Something about a genetic test to see how she metabolized medication. Never heard of it.
  7. It was a pretty bad experience, I'm grateful we had a pediatric GI doctor that was also surprised and tapered her off it. That's probably why we haven't tried to see specialists again, the Gatorade has worked largely for ten years so I didn't want to get back on the merry go round. The current doctor is suggesting low dosage to start, which is good, and has ordered a NP450, so at least he's aware. He suggested we test her BP twice a day before and after starting. From my experience, though, she doesn't have a blood pressure problem, she has a blood pressure regulation problem. Her bp react
  8. Hmm, this is not good to hear. When she was 6 a neurologist (before the POTS) diagnosis, put her on a very high dosage of Elavil and it was super bad. If they are similar I'm reluctant to let her even try it. So complicated. Thanks.
  9. That really resonates with her experience, thanks, will look this up.
  10. Wow, grabbing a pen and paper for that, great info, thanks!!
  11. Ashc, Thanks so much, I'll look that one up. We've had a recommendation of doxepin, the doctor says it raises blood pressure but I'm googling that it may lower it on standing, which would be the thing she can't tolerate, obviously. Appreciate your help.
  12. Well, we'll skip that one, then, but still lots of great info. Thanks, and I will!
  13. That's unbelievably helpful, thank you! I think the Wellbutrin/Clonidine combo is this doctor's automatic go-to for ADHD with anxiety, and he just didn't think it would be necessary to adjust for the blood pressure issues. It made her very, very sick at an extremely low dose. In a way it's good to know that is "normal" for the situation. She has not had a tilt table test, and I guess after all this time we should push for it. I Thanks also for the notes about listening to your body and not "powering through", that is good reinforcement for what we've been seeing. Our bigges
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