Written on May 16th, 2011
I am new to this website, and I am so greatful I found it. I believe that I have had symptoms of POTS since I was a teen. I always blacked out...I have only passed out twice in my life. My blood pressure gets scary low. I am nauseous all day, every day. I cant stand for longer then 5 minutes before needing to sit. House work has become impossible. Im so tired all the time. I have to walk up 3 flights of stairs to get to my apartment. I black out and cant breathe when I reach my door. I used to be very active....now, Im told I have become lazy. My main supporter often forgets that Im sick. He is pushing me to get a job. I have been strong trying to ignore my illness. I cant do it anymore. Everytime I say I dont feel good or I NEED to stay in bed all day, I get an earful. Also, my memory is no good. I have develpoed dyslexia (which I never had). I feel so alone in this. My mother doesnt think this is serious. I really have no one. Everyday is a battle and I fight for the strength to get out of bed every morning. Im tired of this.