I decided to gather some GIFs to show a little bit about life with POTS. Some people speak GIF better than medical/doctor language.
“I just feel a little hot and kinda dizzy.”
“You’ve never heard of POTS, but you’re pretty sure I most definitely just need to be gluten, dairy, sugar, coffee, alcohol and joy free?”
“What’s that? Everyone is going to do something really fun that involves standing and not passing out?”
Those rare symptom free moments!
Ok, ER nurse. You can check my blood sugars but I promise the recurrent passing out has absolutely nothing to do with blood sugars. What’s that? They are normal?
So true during those high dose Prednisone times.
Too sick to leave the house.
When you are low on salt and need to remedy the situation.
Whenever any part of your body touches hospital floor or wall.
The good old nervous system not being able to regulate temperature correctly.
As soon as one symptoms gets knocked out, there’s always another.
The many restful nights.
“I can leave the house without water. I’ll be fine.”
Trying to make it through the day.
I so wish this were true.
Something tells me many spoonies can relate to most of these. Which one is the most accurate for your life?