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MissMay

910d

What is the cause of your POTS

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    • sam_023

      898d

      MMR vaccine injury.

    • sam_023

      898d

      MMR vaccine injury.

    • mentalfloss

      902d

      hEDS and shingles

    • biryguy

      903d

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

    • NickelThePickle

      903d

      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

    • ghastly

      904d

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

    • hime

      905d

      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.

    • smiley.rainbows

      907d

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

    • MarinaV

      907d

      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

    • cryptic

      907d

      probably one of my heart diseases

    • elyse

      907d

      hEDS

    • monsoonmoon

      907d

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

    • Zedgirl

      907d

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

    • Alaaberg

      907d

      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

    • YumYumRoll

      907d

      I believe it is comorbid to my hypermobile ehlers danlos syndrome

    • Persephone9

      907d

      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

    • Hollywood

      908d

      I think my eating disorders are what caused my POTS

    • Jadie

      910d

      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.

    • Messymexi

      910d

      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

    • oblivesce

      910d

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

    • flenksteks

      910d

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

    • ChronicWitch

      910d

      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

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