Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Coping with orthostatic intolerance..... 

Orthostatic intolerance, which is a chronic low blood pressure problem, often accompanies fibromyalgia and/or M.E. Here is an article featuring easy ways to lessen the symptoms....

Top 10 Tips to Manage Orthostatic Intolerance On Your Own

I have to be particularly careful about being outdoors in Sioux Falls on hot, humid days as I can feel myself getting wobbly and flaky after just a few minutes. I did have a tilt table test done at the Mayo Clinic, but it was only borderline, so I just self-manage by elevating my feet, staying hydrated and avoiding unnecessary errands during the summer.

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