Article on what Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome feels like

People with RSD/CRPS often end up with at least a mild case of POTS, and I am one of them.  Currently the symptoms are mild, most of the time, but when POTS symptoms really kick in it really levels me.  I’ve recorded increases of 60 beats per minute in my pulse just from moving from sitting to standing, as well as other wacky symptoms.  Another fun part of POTS is explaining the disease to healthcare professionals in the cardiovascular community who’ve never heard of the disease, such as why an EKG won’t show the racing pulse when you’re lying flat on your back.  The skeptical looks like you’re trying to pull a fast one on them really makes you as the patient feel good…

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