So my POTS has graduated to the point I now pass out during panic and anxiety attacks or when I get spooked. Its like I hyperventilate for five seconds then drop and when I come too it feels I have been hit by a bus. Was wondering if anyone else deals with this. My SNS is so sensitive someone tossing an object to me when Im not prepared almost gets me to faint.

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

Anxiety (Including GAD)

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  • UnluckyUnicorn


    I don’t pass out but I do lose my vision and hearing going into presyncope for the same reason. It’s super scary which I know isn’t helpful but I hope it makes you feel a little less alone 🤗

  • Jadie


    @unluckyunicorn well thats good to know, it does help. It was really scary the first few times and now I dive for the floor when I have coughing fits or panic attacks. Its such shit lmao 🤗

  • LeopoldTheRidiculous


    This is a common response to extreme anxiety, and not necessarily caused by POTS. There are adrenal issues that can cause this too.

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