BallroomA Posted July 3, 2005 Report Share Posted July 3, 2005 Hi everyone Just wanted to introduce myself...I've had the chest pains, fainting-like syndroms, etc that go along with POTS for the past 10 years..since 2nd grade. Went to doctors and got told it was growth spurts, hormones, in my head. Finally I gave up and just lived with it..the past year though things got a lot worse...I started passing out 5 times a week regulary...could hardly handle my college courses...and worst off didn't have the energy to dance (I'm a professional ballroom dancer). Well I went to see another doctor...ended up in the ER and they decided I was epilectic my mom knew that wasn't the case and found this website she decided enough was enough and got me an appointment at the Cleveland Clinic. Well I am 19 and after 10 years finally got my diagnosis of POTS with vasovagal reflex...sinual arrythimia...and a nitro valve prolapse. I tried to take it all well...for my family's sake I am trying not to let my attitude or daily activites really change but they don't understand how hard all this is. My fiance has been a dream and he is being really supportive. He's seen how I've changed and right now any task feels like a huge chore I'm just so exhausted and I feel so bad because life is so hectic right now.Well thats enough about me....THANK YOU TO you ALL for having such an awsome board that I've lurked on the past month while waiting for my diagnosis its been a really big help! CiaoBallroomA Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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