Dizzy Dame Posted September 22, 2005 Report Share Posted September 22, 2005 Hello all, I joined the blog yesterday and spaced on introducing myself. (I'm a blond so I have an excuse). I'm 23 and was diagnosed with POTS and Orthostatic Hypotension two months ago after several months of ER visits (I would "fall" "randomly" and they kept telling me I was "clumsy".) The doctors are still in the process of figuring out exactly why I have these conditions, but they've already ruled out everything but autonomic dysfunction (I suppose they're still trying to figure out just HOW dysfunctional my autonomic system is).Before I got sick I was obsessive horse rider, and swimmer (I live in Hawaii so there's not much else to do). Now I'm a bed jockey. I still go to school, but I could only do three classes this semester and I've missed alot of them between hospital stays, doctors visits and days where I can't get out of bed. I still have my poetry though, my only invincible passion, so I guess things could be worse. It's been rough, but the experience has grounded me and I know I've grown as a result of it and hopefully will continue to grow through this mess.I stumbled onto this website when I was trying to find a doctor that actually knew something about POTS beyond how to diagnose it. I'm glad I'm here: You guys know what I'm going through, and I feel like I'm not alone in this. Hope to have many conversations,Lauren Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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