Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome is a controlling condition, and everyday life is quite restrictive for its patients. Especially when it comes to things like leaving the house. I can't just take myself off to browse around the shops without thinking, I have to spend some time carefully planning my route before going anywhere because I need to make sure I'm never more than a few minutes away from a seat as my body can’t handle being on my feet for too long. If I don’t take regular sitting down breaks, I quickly go into a POTS flare up which makes me feel physically awful. So as soon as I start experiencing heart palpitations and dizziness, I make my way to the nearest seat as swiftly as possible so that I don’t end up passing out. I very rarely go out alone due to my medical problems, particularly POTS, but that’s just the reality of life with chronic illness. Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome has even taken away my ability to shower as and when I feel like i
Tattoos. Piercings. Coloured eyeliner. Keen knitter. Daughter. Sister. Fabulous Auntie. Blogging mostly about life with Marfan syndrome and Chronic illness. Welcome to the Life Of Lu, by Lucy Alexandra Atkinson.