P.O.T.S. and Dysautonomia

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What Having a Chronic Illness is Like

This evening, my husband, roommate and I wanted to go out for sushi dinner. I'm still having a bit of a flare up, so I've been running on an almost empty tank of gas.

What Does POTS Feel Like?

Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Auto-Immune Disease, Fibromyalgia/Chronic Illness, Pulmonary Sarcoidosis, Hyperaldosteronism.

POTS and Pulses

People with POTS have a very fast pulse. My resting pulse is around 85 and my standing pulse goes up to My heart beats quickly because it detects that not enough blood is getting to the brain.

Blood Pooling in POTS

I find these pictures sum up POTS quite well. As you can see, blood is not circulating around my body the way it should be.

Info Sheet on POTS

shaeleigh: “Interview with Donna Nowak Robillard about Dysautonomia, POTS and Hemiplegic Migraine “This is a fantastic interview with fellow POTS & Hemiplegic Migraine medical zebra, Donna.

Have POTS? Know someone with POTS? Want to understand POTS better?

POTS is an abnormal response by the autonomic nervous system to becoming upright. There is an abnormally high increase in heart rate and altered blood supply to the brain on standing.

This is what Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome looks like. #POTS #Dysautonomia #Syncope

This is what Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome looks like.