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    Toni Marshall
    Elly Brosius, MS
    Winter 2002

    People with CFIDS often have orthostatic intolerance (OI), a condition that affects the body’s ability to maintain proper heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, digestion, alertness and respiration. Symptoms usually develop after prolonged standing or sitting and can include irritability, irregular sweating and/or feeling suddenly hot or cold, nausea, cold hands, blurred vision, swallowing problems and memory difficulties.

    Simple acts, such as brushing your teeth or cooking a basic meal, can trigger OI symptoms. But through years of experience, we’ve developed strategies that may lessen or even prevent an OI episode. Here are some suggestions:

    Shop, don’t drop

    Standing while chatting, waiting in line or doing chores can bring on OI symptoms. Many people with CFIDS (PWCs) find that they can minimize their chances of experiencing OI symptoms by adding movement to their tasks.

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    I happen to know both Toni and Elly as they lead the gratitude group I am in (Healing Dysautonomia Through Gratitude) and they are just as funny in person. I do many of the things in the article and it really helps to control symptoms.

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    Thanks for this very informative article. While I was generally aware of CFIDS, I was not at all aware of orthostatic intolerance. Because of this article, I will have greater sensitivity for those who appear to be having problems standing in line or appear to be in a hurry to get out of the store. I loved the phrase, "...working within your energy envelope."

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    Bless you Mr. Wizard — standing is very hard for us and having someone understand is so helpful!

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    I just love the way they wrote this. One of the main reasons I use an electric cart in stores isn't so much getting through the store, but standing in line. Ditto Mr. Wizard on what Reesacat said!

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