Thursday, May 19, 2011

Miranda's POTSie Story

Hey everyone! So I first started to get POTS symptoms after getting a severe case of strep throat about 5 years ago, all of my doctors just said the symptoms were from growing so much. I was finally diagnosed in April 2010 after a tilt table test, stress test (which I failed), heart MRI, an echocardiogram, a holter monitor and a 30 day event monitor. I plan on scanning all of the doctors reports, eventually, and putting them on my blog.

This past year I've done part time homeschool and part time at school. That's worked out pretty well for me, with the exception of my brain fog, that I get quite frequently. I still miss some school, from all the doctors appointments and really bad days, but I still have pretty high grades. I plan on doing this again next year, but also going in for a class (or two) at my local community college.

5 Facts About Me:
1. I have severe OCD (that's now controlled by medicine), so I color coordinate my closet.
2. I've been learning German since I was 7 and plan to study abroad, in Germany, while in college.
3. Music is my love...forever and ever.
4. I am the tallest female in my immediate family.
5. I love modeling and photography, but I want to be a doctor.

To answer Tana's question: It's generally the physical, but when I'm really bad, like recently it's been more emotional.
My question: What is the best non drug thing that helps your POTS?


  1. Haha I failed the stress test too. The guy thought I was putting it on. Despite the 180bpm tahcycardia after only a few minutes! And what is strep, I have never heard of it.

  2. I learn german since i remember and i still don't understend and i really hate this language ;) so i really admir you :) nice blog, i following :) big kiss from Poland:*

  3. Vielen Dank! :)
    -Miranda (