Friday, March 11, 2011

Florinef In the Summertime

During winter I do not like to take florinef even though I have adrenal insufficiency and low normal aldosterone levels.  It seems I can keep myself balanced with diet alone and the salt-wasting is not too bad.  However in the summer, I have to take florinef or my BP will go too low.  This is where my adrenal insuffiency and POTS seem to mix a lot.  The line between them is very vague here because lots of POTsies take florinef with great success.  I wish I could say it's amazing me for, but it is not.  Many people with Addison's or Adrenal insufficiency have great success with florinef too.  I really do not see the huge improvements most seem to have with it.  I wish!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Cooking With POTS

I made this post on my other health blog back in June 2010 and thought it was appropriate to repost on my new POTS blog.  Enjoy!

This isn't about cooking with cooking pots, but with POTS (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome).  I thought this would be a fun considering the lovely pun!

Cooking with POTS is about as difficult for me as what a healthy person would equate to running 5 miles. Getting the pots out of the cabinets takes so much effort. GOD forbid something is still dirty from the last meal and I have to rewash it.  I slowly stand up from the squatting position and walk over to the sink to fill it with water. Once that pot gets heavy, my arms just want to stop holding it because my heart doesn't appreciate this extra effort, so I rest it on the metal lip of the sink. Phew, that makes it a little easier.