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    How can I manage Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

    My 20 yr.old daughter has been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and suffers with P.O.T.S. Her life is a constant round of doctors and tests. She also suffers with chronic pain in arms and legs (they give off heat) and serious allergies. Any ideas would be most welcome.
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    Dr George Touma

    Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

    Dr George Touma is an Australian trained Cardiologist with dual training in medicine and pharmacy. He has undergone sub-specialised training in interventional cardiology, with a … View Profile

    Hello. This is a particularly troublesome symptom that often goes unrecognised. 

    I have had success with propranolol in a couple of young patients with this. 

    It is quite effective in treating POTS but be careful. It can 

    1. Exacerbate asthma 

    2. Result in bad dreams 

    If she has multiple allergies then a trial in hospital May be the safest.

    Good luck. 

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