How Long Have You Had Pots? in Dysautonomia Discussion Posted June 3, 2014 · Report reply I've had symptoms since teenage years got severe 6 1/2 years ago age 29, it was the worse the first 3 years and gradually started improving. My blood pressure is mostly low normal now and the fatigue has never changed...I learned to fight through alot of my symptoms, having to raise children and taking care of them cannot be but on hold so I push myself alot! Which in return puts me in the bed any chance I get. It's a vicious cycle...I've also learned to get negative stressful situations and people out of my environment it seemed to hinder any chance at natural healing within, and it made me sicker.I'd rather wear myself out physically than mentally because mentally tired is just too hard to deal with.I seen over 50 doctors throughout the 6 1/2 years, when one doctor doesn't listen or acknowledge your complaint find a new one. I've had doctors completely ignore major pains and symptoms and wouldn't be here today if I didn't trust my instincts! And try your best to not let medical stuff consume your entire life. Have a sick-free time where you focus on any and everything other than sickness, we need that normalacy mixed in.Sorry if I said too much:) it's been awhile since I've been on the site.