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22 with NMH and questions

From: kimee
Date: 7/6/01
Time: 3:30:49 PM
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hi all, i'm 22 and have recently been told i have neurally mediated hypotension even though i didn't faint during TTT-apparently i have classic symptoms, nausea, hot, dizzy, and near syncope/faint. i was told to increase salt and fluids-but haven't seen any improvements-granted it's only been a week of this. how long does this diet change take to kick in-if it ever does? and is NMH a form of dysautonomia? I've looked on the NDRF website-but havent' found it very in-depth with info-any other good sites out there?

I have also recently lost my job becasue of this-my first job just out of college!!! i'm an occupational therapist and was working in a school. my symptoms just kept getting worse-and all my first doc was telling me to do was to lay down when i felt faint-well, apparently i had to lay down one too many times in the opinion of my employer. Now I'm having symptoms daily-sometimes lasting for hours!!-or i'm just dizzy and in a fog for the whole day. I've lost my normal life over this stupid thing-I can't even stand up for more than two minutes without getting lightheaded or feeling like my legs are gonna give out on me-so going out/shopping has become obsolete for a while. Any suggestions on how to increase my standing/walking time? And what about working?? this seems to be an untouched area from what i've read here? has anyone else lost jobs over this? And if you can't work-is there another way to get income at my age?? 22 with a mortgage and no job doesn't exactly work out. Help!!! any advice and support is welcome. i'm terribly frustrated! am currently waiting for an event monitor my cardiologist wants me to wear to check for POTS as well-oiy. thanks in advance

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