The Driscoll Approach™
How To Spot POTS Syndrome
POTS Syndrome can be easy to miss. Patients can sometimes suffer many years without properly being diagnosed.
1. Check The Symptoms
- Extreme fatigue
- Fast heart rate
- Mood disorders
- Constipation or Gastroparesis
- Brain fog
- Shortness of breath
- Light sensitivity
- Sound sensitivity
- Body pain
- Heat/cold intolerance
2. Just Stand Up
When standing still for about 10 minutes, does your heart rate increase? If so, it could be POTS Syndrome.
3. Drop The Labels
Patients with POTS Syndrome are NOT hypochondriacs or anxiety patients. It’s not “all in their heads”. Their symptoms are REAL.
At POTS Care, it’s personal!
“Patients with POTS usually suffer with so much -- and with little or no validation from their doctors. Even the label of “POTS” does not provide legitimacy for the illness. I remember when I had POTS that I was sick in any position! My fast heart rate was not my worst symptom -- I was completely non-functional, as was my son.
Instead, I view POTS as a symptom of something else, and we need to figure out what that something else is in order to allow recovery.
Identifying the underlying problems also gives patients the validity they need when dealing with doctors and even friends and family. We must dramatically change how this condition is treated. This mission is a personal one for me!”
- Dr. Diana Driscoll
Meet Our Patients
“All of my symptoms have gotten so much better. I no longer have to plan my day around my symptoms. My dizziness and head pain and pressure are so much better. Now I have the energy to work a full day, and to live life like a normal 20-something“
“I got immediate relief for constipation, surprisingly. Also, the energy that I had, I mean I can feel it today… I feel really focused and the mental clarity I have…”
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