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POTS after Covid Vaccine


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I have been reading lately that there are some rare instances of people developing POTS after getting the Covid vaccine. I was already wondering if that could be a possibility in my case. I started with symptoms shortly after getting vaccinated. I don't fit the usual profile for POTS. (I was initially diagnosed at age 70.) I have not had Covid. I am just wondering if others have seen this connection. The vaccine might have nothing to do with my POTS, but I am curious even if it changes nothing.

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I don’t know if anything has been published yet with an age distribution related to post-COVID or post-COVID vaccine.

This chart is from a survey of 5,000 people diagnosed with POTS that was oublished in 2019, so pre-pandemic:

Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30861229/

You can see that there are a few people who had symptom onset in their late 60s, so although it’s rare, it’s not unheard of in older age groups.


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Also, forgot to mention that POTS and some other some types of dysautonomia can be triggered by vaccinations in general. I don’t know whether there’s much research on this, but it gets mentioned in lectures quite often as specialists see it in their practices.

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