Clues to Long Covid Found in POTS

Aug 3, 2021 | Health, Podcast, Science

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In This Episode

As we move into the second year of the Coronavirus pandemic, we are seeing more and more cases of “Long Covid,” or symptoms that seem to linger in Covid patients for months after the infection. In this episode, we welcome back POTS (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) expert, Dr. Diana Driscoll, who shares how the symptoms of Long COVID and POTS overlap and how Long Covid patients may benefit from similar treatment protocols that help POTS patients.

Episode Guest

Dr. Diana Driscoll

An authority on the autonomic nervous system, Dr. Diana Driscoll is a world-renowned expert on POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome), Chronic Fatigue Syndromes (ME/CFS), chronic dry eye, vagus nerve disorders, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), and similar “invisible” illnesses. She is the Founder and President of Genetic Disease Investigators and the Clinical
Director of POTS Care, the only clinic in the world dedicated to treating the underlying medical causes of POTS, not just the symptoms.

Website(s): POTS Treatment

Dr.DianaDriscoll.com

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Show Notes

01:00 – Intro

03:00 – How Diana’s background and specialties has placed her to help folks suffering from POTS and “invisible illnesses”

07:50 – POTS symptoms and Diana’s personal journey

13:00 – “How Life Is” – you don’t have to automatically accept your symptoms are chronic

20:00 – Covid and POTS: what Dr. Driscoll has been seeing in her clinic

25:00 – Making sure your basics are covered before going to specialists can be a good starting point

28:00 – Some different ways POTS can present and things to first rule out

36:50 – Diana’s recent experience seeing patients with long Covid

40:15 – A solution Diana is exploring to help POTS patients and long Covid patients

43:00 – Sidebar: high intracranial pressure vs. low

44:55 – Diana’s experience with anxiety and antidepressants

51:00 – Why Diana’s approach has to be as least invasive as possible

01:02:00 – Closing thoughts

01:04:00 – Diana’s current projects

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