What do you do for work with POTS?

I've had POTS since I was 21 (over 4 years now) and I just finished college. I only went two days a week and the rest of the time I was able to stay home. Now I've finished and I just started working. Working full-time seems to be exacerbating my symptoms. I seem to be calling in at least one day a week and am bed-ridden that day. My apartment is a mess and my free time is spent sleeping. It got me to wondering what other POTS sufferers do for an income.

What do you do for a job? Do you work full-time or part-time? How do you manage a job, maintain a house, have some sort of social life, and keep your body up to the challenges?
Rabes87 Rabes87
2 Responses Jan 21, 2013

I am a full time first year teacher. I count myself lucky each and every day that I make it through the day. I drink a ton of water throughout the day and sit when I can. Only a few close friends at work know that I have it. I don't want people to treat me differently because of it. I relax when I get home and I also juice fruits and vegetables on a weekly basis. I try and get in bed at 9pm every night, and on the weekends I rest. I have bad days ALL the time, but I try as hard as it is, to look for the positives. You CAN do it!

I actually work full time and my job is pretty physical I push through it you gotta have the mindset of "I have pots, pots does not have me" it is hard n easier said than done but you can't let it ruin your life if you're feeling like you're having a bad day just take it slower and relax you may have it worse than me and at times all I want to do is lay around but I don't have that choice I think the more positive and ambitious we are we can beat this surround yourself with things that make you happy I listen to music to help me keep my mind off of it and try to stay busy just giving u a little of what helps me. I know we all suffer at different levels but I just wanted to speak :-) we will get through this