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Hi All!

I have been gone for a week, so I hope everyone is well (I have not had a chance to read the posts). I have a question and don't have time at the moment to search the net, so I was hoping for your collective expert advice...I saw a specialist today that rx'd Dysautonomia, POTS, and Orthostatic Intolerance. I was wondering, is OT and POTS the same thing or are they different? THANKS!!!


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It depends on who you talk to with regard to them being the same or different. Same goes for whether or not certain types can co-occur. For example, I was diagnosed at a major NYC medical center's TTT lab with POTS and NMH (neurally mediated hypotension, aka neurocardiogenic syncope or NCS). While at a conference with several autonomic specialists, I heard one of them say that you cannot have POTS and NCS both. :rolleyes: I wouldn't sweat the names, they're all forms of dysautonmia and lead you to similar types of treatment which is the whole point of the diagnostic process.

If you look at the main page of DINET, you can read the disorder descriptions.


and you can also look here:


and here for what the NIH/ NINDS has to say about each one:




Nina <_<

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