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About lindsay.sparkles

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    Toronto, ON
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    music (country especially), songwriting, politics, the outdoors, spirituality
  1. Bruising?

    Yup, I bruise super easily. From what I've been told it's probably related to my Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder.
  2. Hi everyone, I'm a 25-year-old woman. I have hypermobility syndrome/hypermobility spectrum disorder and was evaluated by an EDS/HSD clinic in my city. I have a lot of issues with lightheadedness and palpitations when standing up and especially if I've been bending down and stand up, or even with mild exercise, such as climbing a few stairs. I've had an echo (normal) and a holter (no arrhythmia). During the appointment at the EDS clinic, they did a "poor man's tilt table test" (got me to lie down and stand up) and said that while I definitely have orthostatic intolerance, and my heart rate goes up, I don't quite have the 30 bpm increase associated with POTS. I don't have orthostatic hypotension either, my blood pressure runs kind of low in general but does not drop significantly when I stand up. My biggest issue is intense tachycardia (sometimes up to 160 BPM) with mild exercise like climbing stairs or walking up a hill. I can't possibly be that out of shape - I walk a ton. Does anyone else have orthostatic intolerance without technically having POTS? Is this another form of dysautonomia?