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  1. I just wanted to tell you I really feel for you, because I went through the exact thing for over six months. My original PCP sent me to a cardiologist, who gave me a bunch of tests, including a til-table test. He said, "You have POTS, but we're not going to call it POTS, because it makes you sound crazy." I was SO sick at the time, I didn't even care...I just wanted to get better. After 7 days on florinef, I went in for my follow up, and told the guy I was having a tough time with the drug...I felt anxious, had headaches, etc. So he gave me metoprolol and told me to see a psychiatrists, I didn
  2. I was diagnosed with POTS about 6 months ago, and I always felt off/sick after a flu shot in the past. This year was no different, except it really exacerbated my symptoms of lightheadedness and vertigo for a couple of weeks. While it stunk and the time, I figured for me, it might be even worse to get the actual flu.
  3. I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for the warm welcome...I appreciate it! I am sure I will have many questions along the way about other people's experiences. I'm really grateful I found this place.
  4. Aw, I just wrote up a nice intro, and it's gone...all gone! I'll try again. My name is Christine and I live in CT with my 17-year-old son and my wonderful husband. Up until two months ago, I was working full-time as a mental health counselor. Unfortunately, constant syncope/pre-syncope spells forced me to leave my job, and I've been out on disability. I was subsequently let go from my job because I wasn't covered by FMLA. After a tilt-table test, I was diagnosed with POTS, though my cardiologist said, "We're not going to call it POTS since it'll make you look crazy. We'll call it neurocardiog
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