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Hi again,

i am trying to figure out what caused my POTS. I seems like most of you have some sort of explination of a trigger...i even noticed a lot of you had problems for many years or even since childhood. I on the other hand just got sick one day out of nowhere. My heart just started beating fast one day. However, about a month before I got sick I remember feeling strange. My fiance just bought a new car and we had been at the delarship for five hours and decided to get some dinner at Fuddruckers. My burger was kinda pink but I ate it anyway. That night I had horrible diarreha. (Sorry I know its gross) Ever since then it seemed like my metabolism was speeding up. We went home to visit our familes for two weeks at Christmas and I was pigging out on food, but not gaining any weight. I also had to pass several bowl movements every day. Other than that I ws totally fine, playing basketball with my family, surfing at the beach, taking my dog on 3 mile runs, and just being my hyper and wild self. I just passed this off as stress cuz I get totally out of whack at Christmas time. Plus I've always been small and had a great metabolism...not this great but I thought I was just gettin gin better shape. Well I was scared that I was developing hyperthyroidism so as soon as I got back to my home I went to see a doctor. I was so nervous in her office it wasent even funny. I've never been sick in my life and was scared that I was going to be sick for the first time ever! Up until this itme I had never even taken a perscription drug with the exception of birth control pills. I was the kid who was never ever sick. Anyway I was so nervous I was shaking but still I only had a pulse of 88 and a BP of 130/80...high for me! She was I was just stressed out and apperared healthy but would do some blood work. My Blood work ended up comming back fine...but 6 days from the time I saw the doctor I was in the ER with a pulse of 180. How could I be normal and then be screwed out of enjoying the rest of my life less than a week later. Could I have picked up a parasite in the burger that caused all of this? Maybe the parasite is still lurking in my body somewhere? Any comments on wheather or not you can contract POTS like this? If so isn't there a good chace it will go away completly since it is so mild and has no genetic underlying cause?

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blue, have you had your stool checked for white blood cells, or parasites? or even occult blood. are you still having diarrhea? if so you really need to see a gastro doc to get things checked out. typically a food poisoning will burn itself out and not go on and on. i think a lot of us never really knows what triggers this. i've been sick forever, so who knows. but if you're still having problems you need to see a gut specialist. most gut problems like you describe won't show up in blood work, unless it's anemia, or elevated sed rate, which just indicates inflammation somewhere. good luck! morgan

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