anyone have POTS who has gotten covid and felt like their symptoms were worse after? I got covid in January and my symptoms are way more noticeable and affecting my quality of life more since then


Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)


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  • beingnotseeming


    Some people experience POTS after having covid so you may be dealing with long covid on top of already having POTS

    • Hamster99


      I have almost fainted 4 times today. I was already standing for 3 of them so it wasn't like a blood pressure drop from getting up. It just really sucks since it's been 6 months since I had covid

      • lichencryptid


        i get light headed without a posture change too! I don't know if it's part of POTS though, or long covid.

  • lichencryptid


    As far as i know, I developed POTS from covid (i got it twice) and a virus my doctor thinks was rhinovirus, I'm not sure how it would be spelled. I was officially diagnosed with POTS some months ago. I can say for sure that getting covid the second time severely worsened all of my symptoms, including those related to POTS.

  • vnbree


    there's been studies on how pots has ties/relations to covid, pots cases spiked after covid and it's possible it can cause pots. (it's not for sure but it's something to think about)

  • rylesmcgyles


    yes! i’ve had POTS symptoms for about 7-8 years, but doctors only started taking me more seriously after i got Covid because my symptoms got worse and my heart rate increased dramatically

  • Zoey_Val


    I was diagnosed with POTS after getting Covid in 2020 and had fainting episodes, numbness in all of my limbs, heart racing and high heart rate, and extreme fatigue. I still struggle with these symptoms but they seem to come and go now like it will be bad for a week or two and then I’ll feel a bit better the week after. It’s so weird but I try to take advantage of my good weeks and try to go for a long walk or see my friends. But it has affected my life so negatively that my mental health is now suffering and has been since 2020. It is hard seeing my friends and family traveling, working, partying and I feel like I am a failure even though I know my body is trying it’s best right now. :(

  • honeyscape


    Absolutely yes, there's some theories going around that COVID may have caused POTS in some patients. I have definitely felt worse since getting omicron

  • SharkBlood23


    Been having more pots breathing issues since having covid 2 months ago.

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