Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is, for most people, and unheard of illness. I was diagnosed almost 10 years ago, and I stayed quiet about my diagnosis for far too long. Now I’m ready to start talking and spreading awareness. POTS completely turned my life upside down, and I live every day of my life feeling pretty sick. That being said, I refuse to allow my life to be defined by my diagnosis, and fight against it every single day. I refuse to allow it to take away my dreams that I had for my life, and I’ve dug deep for the strength to carry on through difficult days. I’ve even managed to complete a number of races (running and triathlons) despite having POTS, and you can read all about this on my Race Recaps Page.
Here are some posts that might help you understand POTS and how exercise fits in with this diagnosis.
Living With POTS series:
* I am not a doctor, and these posts should not be taken as expert medical advice. I’m simply someone who has lived many years with POTS who has found resources around the internet that help to explain this syndrome. Please contact a doctor if you have questions about POTS or think you might have it