So I was right; the morning baths were making me more symptomatic. I think right now I am too sick for my body to tolerate baths at all. For those of who aren’t already aware, heat is once of POTS’ worst enemies. It makes all of the symptoms worse. I have actually run fevers hours after being in the air conditioning after being out in the heat for too long. I love my baths and typically take 2-3 a day. It’s kind of my “fun” thing that I know I always can do. Even hours before I was admitted to the hospital over the summer, I was hanging out in the tub, puking over the side. I just love my baths!
Last night, after about ten minutes in the bathtub, my abdominal pain got really really bad. I vowed then that there will be no more baths until the cause of the abdominal pain is figured out. The pain may be a sign I am making something (possibly whatever is causing bleeding) worse, and obviously I don’t want to do that. However, most of the time, with me the pain isn’t a sign of anything seriously wrong. It is just my autonomic nervous system being a jerk.
I’ll miss my baths, but I know they’re not gone forever, just for now. I’m happy I figured out at least one thing that is making this flare up worse than it already is. I tried filling the void of my bath by sitting in the empty bathtub with my book… It just wasn’t the same. haha
I’ve gotten a little better everyday since Wednesday. Then today, I woke up feeling very POTSie. It definitely is a lay in bed and do nothing day. Emma is coming tonight, so she will make the rest of the day pass quickly. At least my sinuses are better and after Monday, I may know what’s causing the internal bleeding!
I just heard a “JACCCKIIIEEE, WE’RE HEERREEE!!!!!”. Gotta go