Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome

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What is 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.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Florinef)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
229
Treatment name(s)

(ProAmatine)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
202
Treatment name(s)

(Atenol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
95

Data from patients with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Florinef)
Perceived effectiveness
for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (10 evaluations)
Side effects
elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) fatigue 3 more
Total evaluations
10
Treatment name(s)

(ProAmatine)
Perceived effectiveness
for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (5 evaluations)
Side effects
head pressure head tingling 2 more
Total evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Atenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 3 new patients joined this month
  • 436 say POTS is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 28
20s 286
30s 313
40s 242
50s 153
60s 88
70+ 15
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 273
20-29 years 116
30-39 years 88
40-49 years 65
50-59 years 25
60-69 years 5
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 90
Female 1054

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 627
Not Diagnosed 86

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