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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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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

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?

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 38
20s 99
30s 78
40s 62
50s 44
60s 12
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 108
20-29 years 42
30-39 years 30
40-49 years 26
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 221
Not Diagnosed 39

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