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Can pots be caused by allergies? I was wondering cuz I've had bed allergies ever sinced I moved to Nebraska for college. I think I have a low grade sinus infection too. I've had a swollen lymph node on my neck for about 8-10 months now and I can never breath. Can the alleriges/sinus infection be causing my POTS symptoms? I hope so cuz if I got treatment for that then I bet my POTS would go away!

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POTS can be caused by an overactive immune system that attacks certain types of cells--

ganglion (brain cells):


I've also heard of some folks with autoimmune forms of dysautonomia


However, whether or not it's related to seasonal allergies and sinus issues...hmmm...hard to say. I think if that were the case, they're been hundreds of thousands more people w/ POTS. The closest thing I can think of would be a mast cell disorder, where you body is overactive with regard to histamine.


All that being said, I have terrible allergies and asthma. I'm allergic not only to seasonal pollens, dog dander and others, I'm also highly allergic to medications. That's the primary reason I wear a medical alert bracelet.


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