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What I Learned After Being Diagnosed With POTS

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My doctor has stopped with the surprised charade every time I explain I’ve passed out in the week since seeing her – surely it can’t be a surprise when you’ve been diagnosed with a severe cardiac dysautonomia.

Scratching your head? I know I was when I first heard those words. Basically, my body goes into panic when I’m upright, and doesn’t know how to respond appropriately (seems on brand for me).

My heart rate spikes, my blood pressure tanks, and I have become familiar with waking up on the floor after a fainting spell.

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