i didn't however mention in my original post, about the strange squeezing sensation in the legs i get also, and sometimes pain. i do not know if this is something other people with pots experience and was wondering if other people have also had this problem.
i'm a bit confused because when i read about vascular problems, they don't ever mention pooling, just loss of circulation, blood clots, and hardeining of the arteries. this bothers me because this does mention a squeezing sensation and pain. i don't seem to have this problem all of the time though, sometimes my feet will get the blood pooling, and get very red.
the thing is i was supposed to see my doctor friday but she had to cancel my appointment and i haven't been able to get in touch with her, so i was just hoping someone here might have an idea if this is a typical pots thing or something else.
i had read this following information on a page about a study on pots. i'm noticing that it mentions venoconstriction producing venous pooling. this makes me think that there is a constriction in the legs and that might explain the squeezing but that's just a guess. i was hoping someone here might understand the vascular problems of pots better than i do.here's an except from the page;
Preliminary data indicate that POTS in the young segregates into three groups: a) reduced adrenergic-mediated vasoconstriction producing peripheral vasodilation; b ) defective splanchnic venoconstriction producing venous pooling; and c) abnormal local vascular control producing peripheral arterial vasoconstriction, venoconstriction and decreased peripheral blood flow.
----sorry if i'm totally clueless about this stuff but my doctor never really looked very deep into the pots issue, just gave me meds and salt. now i would like to get a better idea of what is going on so i can have it treated better. any help appreciated.