MissMay

406d

What is the cause of your POTS

Pneumonia

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

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  • ChronicWitch

    406d

    Truth be told- it runs in my family. A lot of the women on my grandmas side have it. We think it is from my Crohns but it could just genetics

  • flenksteks

    406d

    Not sure. I developed it after a sort of traumatic event. I don't believe it was post-viral or anything. You?

  • oblivesce

    406d

    I'm not sure where mine came from. My mother identifies heavily with my symptoms but is not diagnosed

  • Messymexi

    406d

    I've always had an issue with high heart rate and running out of breath fast. But I also have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and that effects the heart somewhat as well so maybe that's it? My mother's side of family has had heart and lung issues and my father's side has heart and liver problems so who knows

  • Jadie

    406d

    I have hypermobile EDS and got POTS (the neuropathic kind) after a scary case of pneumonia at 19. Then some asshat of a doctor gave me amytriplyn(idk i tried) and developed hyperageneric type. Didnt even know this was happening to me. Then after 23 years of trauma, just as I got out of all it, it shocked my system and my POTS got ten times worse than what I had to begin with. Now Im very hypovolemic and anemic aswell. So I couldnt ignore it anymore and had to figure it out. A lot of factors played into it.

  • Hollywood

    404d

    I think my eating disorders are what caused my POTS

  • Persephone9

    403d

    I had minor symptoms (as in didn’t even pursue treatment) until I got abdominal surgery - that sent my body into a spiral and I got diagnosed with POTS shortly after

  • YumYumRoll

    403d

    I believe it is comorbid to my hypermobile ehlers danlos syndrome

  • Alaaberg

    403d

    There was no specific cause to my POTS. I noticed my first symptoms while I was a collegiate athlete in some of the best shape of my life. The doctors and I looked into it but we could never find a cause

  • Zedgirl

    403d

    My pots stems from my hEDS, sadly it’s a common comorbidity 😕

  • monsoonmoon

    403d

    Mine also stems from my hEDS. I wasn’t diagnosed with hEDS until recently, but it was very obvious haha

  • elyse

    403d

    hEDS

  • cryptic

    403d

    probably one of my heart diseases

  • MarinaV

    403d

    I think maybe trauma? I had a lot from when I was a baby and I first blacked out when I was 8 or 9

  • smiley.rainbows

    403d

    I’ve had it since I was little, I don’t remember

  • hime

    401d

    this one always bugs me! i can never figure out if i’ve had it for a long time or if my kidney infection caused it.

  • ghastly

    400d

    im not sure, i have always showed symptoms ever since i can remember. it might be comorbid with my fibro, but im unsure

  • NickelThePickle

    399d

    We’re not quite sure, but one day a few years ago I randomly fainted, apparently I had a fever of 102 degrees and didn’t know, so I assume I had some illness that never really had other symptoms? Anyway, ever since that day I fainted I’ve had POTS

  • biryguy

    399d

    Covid did it for me. I got relatively sick from it, though not hospitalized and ever since then I've had pots symptoms.

  • mentalfloss

    398d

    hEDS and shingles

  • sam_023

    394d

    MMR vaccine injury.

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