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?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Florinef)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
35
How many evaluations
14
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
How many evaluations
7
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Atenol, Atenolol Cinfa, Normiten) 3 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Propranolol, Bedranol, Betacap TR) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
How many evaluations
7
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall, Adderall XR, Amphetamine Salts) 2 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Bioplasma Cell Salts)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
6
How many evaluations
3
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Data from patients with POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome)

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Florinef)
How many have tried
35
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Migraine headaches Fatigue 5 more
How many evaluations
14
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
21
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Abdominal cramps Abdominal pain 4 more
How many evaluations
7
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Atenol, Atenolol Cinfa, Normiten) 3 more
How many have tried
9
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Flu like symptoms
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
How many have tried
8
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
How many have tried
8
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Nausea Nausea and vomiting 1 more
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Propranolol, Bedranol, Betacap TR) 10 more
How many have tried
8
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Depressed mood
How many evaluations
7
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
How many have tried
7
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall, Adderall XR, Amphetamine Salts) 2 more
How many have tried
6
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dry mouth Muscle stiffness
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
How many have tried
6
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dizziness/walking like I'm drunk Drug Addiction 1 more
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Bioplasma Cell Salts)
How many have tried
6
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Nausea
How many evaluations
3
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Data from patients with POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 43
20s 104
30s 89
40s 72
50s 47
60s 15
70+ 1

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

91% Females
9% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 123
20-29 years 47
30-39 years 37
40-49 years 28
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 249
Not Diagnosed 46

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