Over on the wonderfully informative blog: Where’d I Get This Lemon? There is an excellent post that brilliantly explains both Dysautonomia and POTS, It breaks it right down and gets technical but is well worth the read, be sure to check it out.
In her own words here is an explanation of why Lauren set up her blog:
Lauren Butare-Smith, DVM North CarolinaDisabled veterinarian living with chronic illness: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Fibromyalgia.
I have been severely ill for 3 1/2 years. I was an active, healthy 26 year old emergency veterinarian loving life and my job. Everything crashed to a halt after a cat bite landed me in the hospital for a few days on IV antibiotics. Severe dizziness, fatigue, pain, and fainting were soon to follow. I had to take medical leave 3 months after I first became ill and was never able to work again.
It took more than 30 doctors, 2 years, and a trip to the Mayo clinic in Minnesota to finally get diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, or “POTS”, a type of dysautonomia. I am still severely disabled, but fighting tooth and nail to get better every day. I want this blog to be a resource for others who have chronic “mystery” diagnoses or other chronic disorders that need help organizing their life again.
Bear with me on this blog because I am ill and will not be able to post as regularly as a “normal” person can!
Be sure to check out Laurens blog, I am glad I did, its so informative and well put together 🙂