Report Pots In The Bay Area in Dysautonomia Discussion Posted April 21, 2009 i live in sacramento, but find the california climate to be unbelievably better for the dysautonomia. i actually became sick with pots after i had just moved to california from the east coast. after about a year of living out here, i decided to move back home to maryland because my father has alzheimer's. after about two months of living in maryland, it became very very clear to me that i could not function in that climate. i thought that perhaps my body just needed to adjust, but it never did and i just became sicker and sicker. i went from functioning at a pretty good level considering everything going on here in california to completely bed-ridden in maryland. so, i said my apologies to my family, but realized that i really came first in this situation. the change was so drastic that i couldn't even just try to make it work. now i'm back in cali, and have come a long long way since those two months in maryland.it's amazing how much climate affects me. i think it has to do with a low pressure or humid environment. i want to go to veterinary school soon, but feel really set back by all the options i need to rule out based on climate alone. as if getting into veterinary school isn't competitive enough, i really only have a couple of options. but that is how drastically the climate affects me - out here, i can actually consider going on to school. on the east coast, there was no way i could even leave the bed.