- CASE FILE
I was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome nearly three years ago but have yet to gain any semblance of a life back.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I was diagnosed with POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) and also Hashimoto’s disease three years ago when I was fourteen. (I’ve supposedly treated my thyroid problems as much as possible based on what my Endocrinologist has said.) I’ve been treating my POTS for two and a half years and was doing pretty well- walking around, going to school part time, making friends, normal teenager things- but half a year ago (January 2019)) I had a complete relapse and have gone completely back to how it was in the beginning- super sick, stuck in bed a lot,barely going outside, etc- and to make things worse, some of the things I was doing before to help my illness don’t help me at all now. My POTS doctor refuses to look more into my POTS, looking into the sub type and ways to treat that sub type, saying all POTS is treated the same. I’m not getting anywhere and desperately need some leads.