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Old 01-28-2018, 07:50 PM   #21
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Man I have to stop reading threads like this: POTS. Didnít know what it was so looked it up.

Yeah, POTS is such a frustrating syndrome. I developed it just over 2 years ago as a result of nerve damage from an autoimmune disease. I had never even heard of it before it hit me.

From WebMD about POTS:
POTS is a fast heart rate (tachycardia) that starts after you stand up. This can suddenly happen as long as 10 minutes after you stand.

With POTS, the body does not control blood pressure or heart rate as it should after you stand up. So for a brief time, you may not get enough blood to your brain. This can make you feel dizzy and lightheaded. You might faint. Sitting or lying down helps you feel better.
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Yeah, POTS is such a frustrating syndrome. I developed it just over 2 years ago as a result of nerve damage from an autoimmune disease. I had never even heard of it before it hit me.

From WebMD about POTS:
POTS is a fast heart rate (tachycardia) that starts after you stand up. This can suddenly happen as long as 10 minutes after you stand.

With POTS, the body does not control blood pressure or heart rate as it should after you stand up. So for a brief time, you may not get enough blood to your brain. This can make you feel dizzy and lightheaded. You might faint. Sitting or lying down helps you feel better.
Until I knew what POTS was, I always just said I stood up too fast when I suddenly felt lightheaded. Now I know why. At least I've never actually passed out from it.
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