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canefan17
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Why do I feel like I'm going to pass out every morning I wake up. It's scary.

From the second I wake up I feel super weak and faint. Then nausea hits, followed by light headed and faint.

It goes away after a few hours of being awake, but it's scary and causing me problems. Seems to be POTS related. Anyone here experience this?

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I feel my worst in the morning and then in the afternoon usually better, although it depends on what medication I'm doing and if I'm herxing.

My LLMD explained is that it is hormones which kick in later in the day.

I once read a post said that during the night while we sleep our bodies are fighting the pathogens and the toxins build up. Once we get up, move around a few hours, drink fluids, and detox we feel better.

Perhaps, there are other explanations as well.

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That's awful, cane. I know it's not your (female) hormones, but I sure hope someone can help you figure it out.

Have you had a Dr check for your other hormone levels with a 24 hr urine test?

That may tell more about aldosterone and other hormones which could be affecting you.

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Make sure you glucose level isn't too low.
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I recently did some hormone testing for cortisol (saliva test) etc. he's going to do more soon.

Glucose levels... that's most likely the issue I think because number 1 I have hypoglycemia. And number 2 of I eat right away I begin to feel better.

But this is so out of the blue I wonder what changed with my glucose levels/blood sugar system.

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Good to know that you and your doctor are on top of it.

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Your adrenals might need support. Also make sure you're not dehydrated. You may need some sea salt and vitamin c, both of these can support adrenals and also help with dehydration. Maybe try 1/4 tsp sea salt in a large glass of water when you wake up. Hope you feel better.

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Some symptoms of dehydration are, dizziness, rapid heart rate and low blood pressure to name a few.

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Me too.

Heres something to try,might give you an idea if its pots.

Ive recently started wearing compression pants and socks(underarm our).

Put them on in bed

I noticed a big difference right away when I started wearing compression clothes.

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Yes, joe, that is a good idea for POTS. With POTS, the blood is pooling in the feet and legs. So, when you try to get up, you have insufficient blood for your head.

The compression stockings are one thing they prescribe for POTS patients and they help because they are stopping the blood from pooling in the lower half of your body. That gives you more blood for the upper half.

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Low blood sugar.

If you have a glucose meter, I suggest checking blood sugar upon arising. My bet would be on low blood sugar, among other things mentioned above (adrenals especially and POTS / NHM).

If you do not have a glucose meter, you might get one. If you tend toward low blood sugar, you might be able to have a company send you one and a few test strips usually come with the package. But the test strips can be pricey after that, still, invaluable.

Be sure to eat a nice snack of complex carbs, protein and fat about an hour before bed.

Hummus (or other legumes) with a bit of carrot or zucchini - an orange and a green veggie - and a little wild or black rice (or similar non gluten whole grain) with olive oil, for instance. And some sea salt in that.

[sea salt will help with adrenals & POTS / NHM]

First thing in a.m., a little sea salt in water and a similar snack. A couple Brazil Nuts can help for the "first" breakfast while you get a real one going.

It's really important to have a non gluten whole grain along with veggies & protein & fat to extend the time it takes for your body to break down the food, and that helps blood sugar stability. Wild or black rice seems to work the best in this capacity.

Even if from good non-gluten foods, be sure to avoid any flours or processed grains. The grain / seed . . . millet is seed; buckwheat is legume; wild rice is a grass but whatever you rotate, it should remain whole.
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