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Student_girl

793d

Does anyone else feel lazy because of their pots? Like when my heart is pounding after walking up the stairs, or showering, or even just sitting on the couch, I feel like it’s because I don’t work out enough or something.

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    • JJIsTired

      789d

      i’ve always felt that way, it sucks feeling like you can’t do anything as simple as a normal daily task.

    • JJIsTired

      789d

      i’ve always felt that way, it sucks feeling like you can’t do anything as simple as a normal daily task.

    • kc_knight

      790d

      Yes but my doctor told me that fatigue can make people feel lazy but it's just apart of the fatigue.

    • rylesmcgyles

      790d

      Absolutely! It makes it worse when doctors even tell you that. I went to so many doctors who, without even bothering to check for other things, told me that I’m lazy and it’s my fault for feeling this way. It took years of doing my own research and paying very close attention to when I feel bad and why, to realize that I have no control over it. POTS is a very debilitating disorder that’s very misunderstood. As long as you understand how you feel, then it becomes less important that others do as well.

    • hounddog

      792d

      This is me totally just walking down stairs is a struggle.

    • DizzyAllTheTime

      792d

      From my teen years to now I have always kicked myself wondering why am I so lazy and tired, can't even do one basic task without being exhausted! Now that I know what POTS is, I feel relief knowing I'm not crazy, but dealing with a sadly chronic condition that requires life style changes

      • Lillieee

        790d

        @DizzyAllTheTime I relate to this so much

    • Beeble

      792d

      oh 100%, you just gotta learn to be your own cheerleader. hype yourself up for doing small things, get excited about accomplishing little tasks, stuff like that. I feel this way too and it's just internalized ableism.

    • Emrys.the.warrior

      793d

      Yes yes yes. For so long I thought it was my fault for being “out of shape” and not trying hard enough. When I struggle to do things it can bring a lot of shame and guilt. It can be difficult to separate our ability to do things with our self worth sometimes

    • Avery_18

      793d

      I 100% feel the same way! I am a competitive cheerleader and when I am winded from there I feel like I’m not doing enough to be in shape.

      • Student_girl

        793d

        @Avery_18 I can’t do a lot to work out because of severe eds and surgeries, which just makes it worse. I’m having a pots flare up today and it’s so dang unpleasent

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