sleepy_sloth

329d

How often do you pass out?

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

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  • sam_023

    329d

    I have never fully passed out. I've been really close probably 15 times in my 4 diagnosed years. On a good day I have presyncope symptoms with most ortho changes. I fall maybe less than five times. On flare days I fall 15-20 times. But I'm thankful I've never lost consciousness. Good luck to you.

  • Jadie

    329d

    Before some changes I would faint every few days and sometimes multiple a day with a lot of presyncope in between. Nowadays With medication and precautions I only faint every few weeks with some presyncope happening. I have a lot of panic attacks and they also make me faint.

  • frogsRlife

    329d

    I’ve never passed out and tbh it gives me a little bit of imposter syndrome when it comes to the diagnosis (even tho I know that’s silly). But it reminds me that there’s such a spectrum when it comes to POTS & symptoms/severity.

  • Acacia

    328d

    Same with others, never and it makes me feel invalid/like a hypochondriac sometimes. But, a loooot of people with pots don’t pass out. It’s probably just more well-known because more people would see doctors thinking it’s more of a concern

  • Bijoux_bean22

    328d

    I have yet to pass out, but can recognize my symptoms and avoid it fairly easily.

  • Chrys

    328d

    I’ve fully passed out around 2-3 times, I believe. I range mine from soft, to medium, to hard blackouts. I don’t fully lose consciousness, but I lose my vision as well as control of my body and can feel myself hit the floor.

  • sleepy_sloth

    301d

    I pass out over 15 times every day. 😥

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