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Ijinglewheniwalk

549d

When starting college I was scared of how it would affect me mentally but it’s surprisingly affecting me physically with my POTS more than I ever thought. I am sick almost everyday and I don’t know how to help myself

    • Loblolly

      549d

      I had this problem when I went to college the first time. I let my POTS get the best of me and it eventually got so bad I had to be taken out of my dorm and hospitalized and was bed bound for 6 months. That was two years ago and I am just now getting my life back together. A huge part of my dysautomia was due to my anxiety, which had a much larger impact on me than I realized. Mine got to the point I was crawling on the floor to make it to get something to drink in my dorm. For me, I wasn’t ready for college. The changes such as diet, environment, stress, and sleep were too much. If you are getting really sick and struggling I would suggest easing yourself into that, and not throwing yourself in like I did. I ended up moving back to my hometown and in with my parents for a year and that’s what really got me back on my feet. For our condition, sudden change is something that we just cannot handle well. I absolutely hated the fact I couldn’t handle it like everyone else, and my roommate was horrible to me because of it. We just aren’t like everyone else and sometimes our pathways end up being slower than that of everyone around us. One of my huge problems was admitting that I’m not the same as everyone else. I always tried to push myself to do the same things everyone else around me could and that really really harmed me. I wish you luck with your future and it might take a while to get to where you want to be but you can do it!

      • Ijinglewheniwalk

        549d

        @Loblolly Oh my gosh!!! Thankfully my mental health is a journey I have been able to pass. I love college sm and am having a lot of fun in it. I just wish I could participate more and be less sick. My sickness comes with just going to classes and stuff but I try to take care of myself as best as I can

        • Loblolly

          549d

          @Ijinglewheniwalk that was my problem as well! I’m a lot healthier now that I have my body regulated.

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