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After a long time of being accused of being a hypochondriac with severe anxiety, I have finally been officially diagnosed with POTS. While it is somewhat of a relief to have a diagnoses, I know I have a long road ahead of me trying to find the underlying cause of my condition. I was just wondering what some of the common ones were. I struggle with fatigue, muscle weakness, dizziness, digestion issues, severe nausea/loss of appetite, bladder issues, dry eyes that are extremely sensitive to light, dry skin, and dry mouth. I worry about Celiac disease and/or srogens syndrome (sorry for incorrect spelling), but most of all I worry about MS. Or maybe even all of the above I was just reaching out to see how often people are diagnosed with an autoimmune disease after being diagnosed with POTS, because I know that even POTS alone causes many symptoms in the nervous system.
I was also wondering if there is really any hope as far as feeling better with treatment. My number one complaint is fatigue, loss of appetite and nausea being a close second. I pretty much have no faith as of right now because I have to force myself out of bed every day, and feel like I have become a professional actor as far as having to pretend nothing is wrong, or that I’m at least functional. Because usually I’m not and it’s just really hard. I have so many specialist appointments this coming year and I’m really scared. Any advice and/or support would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.
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