POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome)

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What is POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome)?

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome is a condition of orthostatic intolerance, in which a change from the supine position to an upright position causes an abnormally large increase in heart rate, called tachycardia.

What is it like to have POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome)?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine, Modafinil, Naps
Tramadol, Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen
Amitriptyline, Trazodone, Zolpidem
Fluoxetine, Sertraline, Bupropion
Alprazolam, Clonazepam, Diazepam

What do patients take to treat POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members Perceived effectiveness Overall rating of side effects # of Evaluations



(Ten Bloka, Atenolol Cinfa, Noten, Apo-Atenol)


These charts show data from POTS patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 333 patients have this condition
  • 11 new patients joined this month
  • 110 say POTS is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 35
20s 92
30s 73
40s 57
50s 40
60s 11
70+ 0


Distribution of females vs. males

91% Females
9% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 98
20-29 years 38
30-39 years 29
40-49 years 25
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 201
Not Diagnosed 39

These charts show data from POTS patients who have completed their condition history
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