New development for me with regards to treating and managing my Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS)!
I have a walking stick!!!
The reasons for having my stick are threefold:
- It provides me with support when I come over giddy and faint. This doesn’t happen often in a normal day, but when I’m out and about in town and busy, these dizzy spells can make me feel rather unwell.
- It alerts other people around me to the fact that I have an invisible condition. When on the bus, or on the tube, or in any circumstance that I might find uncomfortable, people see me and are aware that all might not be what it seems.
- It reminds me that I need to pace myself. This is the most presient thing for me right now: I keep forgetting that something is wrong with me! Due to the nature of my illness, I may not feel unwell straight away – I tend to find that I’ll feel the effects of a busy day either that evening or the day after. Excess fatigue and hypersomnia are huge problems for me. The stick reminds me, as I’m out and about, that I need to take things easy, in the hope that I’ll feel better later on.
I’ll let you know if it makes any difference!