IamA 20 year old girl suffering from an incurable and sometimes untreatable condition called POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) AMA!
Hello, I was first diagnosed with POTS in early November 2012, and I have been living with it ever since. Basically whenever I stand my heart rate jumps 40 bpm. I have many other symptoms as well that makes it difficult to even walk or take a shower.
My symtpomes include: Lightheadedness, Fainting or near fainting, Palpitations, Tremors, Shortness of breath, Chest pain, Multiple stomach issues, Insomnia, Tachycardia, Exercise intolerance, Anxiety, Flushing, Blood pooling in limbs, Intolerance to heat, Feeling cold all over, Low blood pressure upon standing, Cognitive impairment (aka difficulties concentrating and brain fog), Hypovolemia (low blood volume), and muscle pain.
A link about the disorder: http://www.dinet.org/pots_an_overview.htm
My prescription: It's a beta blocker which is commonly prescribed for POTS
*Edit 1: I also have Elher Danlos. I pop my joint out of place and am super flexible. *
Proof: Bendy arm 1