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JenniferInOhio

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  • Birthday 06/22/1974

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  1. Hi Jennifer. How can you tell the difference? Hmmm. Well, I'll try to explain. My anxiety is usually related to health issues which I think is very normal for us - POTS can be scary sometimes. For example, I might wake up in the middle of the night with weird chest pain or a numb feeling somewhere and start worrying about a heart attack or other serious things - my mind takes off and then I feel panic - heart racing, tingling hands and feet, clamminess. This is definitely panic or anxiety for me. However, I believe that having POTS exacerbates my symptoms and makes my "fight or flight" re
  2. I think my anxiety issues are separate from my POTS issues. I can tell the difference between them. However, I do believe that POTS exaggerates my anxiety and keeps me in a panic state for longer.
  3. I've had tinnitus for years - sometimes worse than other times. I think the general population experiences this on a large scale so I don't think it is a POTS symptom. Also, any high frequency hearing loss (happens as we get older) can cause tinnitus.
  4. Just wanted to wish you a happy birthday!

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