About

About

Hello, and welcome!
I am Lindsay, a 30-something southern Californian who was diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) in February, 2011, after years of symptoms. I also have mast cell activation disorder (MCAD), and suspect an other as-of-yet undiagnosed illness. I decided to create this blog to share with family and friends the difficulties of suffering from a chronic illness and to connect with other dysautonomia sufferers around the globe.

This blog is rather random, and includes posts about the frustrations, the hearbreak, and the humorous sides of POTS. I’m not providing medical advice, I’m not making any endorsements, and I don’t write much about the physical or anatomical aspects of having POTS. I’m just living out loud, wondering where to go from here.

Feel free to send me your questions or comments at lindsay@dysautonomiac.com.

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  1. Thank you! I am so touched and humbled for your nomination! I will do my part this weekend – once I’m a little less fatigued πŸ™‚ Thanks again, this is a huge honor for me!

  2. A very happy hello to an inspiring blogger! I just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”. πŸ™‚ Don’t feel obligated to go through the acceptance steps, I know how crazy life can get with busy schedules and such. I wanted to share your blog with my readers because I wanted them all to see how great you truly are. You have helped motivate me to keep my head up, and this is kinda my way of thanking you.

    If you’re interested in accepting the award, the details are here:
    http://teenswithpots.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/inspiring-blogger-award/

    Thank you for being you! Hope you’re doing well πŸ™‚

    -I see you’ve already been nominated! Congratulations. I’m keeping you on my list because you have truly inspired and moved me in many ways πŸ™‚ Thank you.

  3. I have given you a “shout out” on my blog – my version of a Liebster award because I can’t afford to expend the energy writing or answering questions. If you want to pay it forward, please highlight 10 bloggers on your blog. If you’d like to participate even further, you can come up with 10 questions for them to answer and/or answer the questions posed by Jess or Marie (linked on my blog: http://elizabethmilo.com/2013/11/10/award-season/). Mostly, I wanted to say thank you for your hilarious, honest and informative writing.

    1. Lyme disease has been mentioned to me a few times, but I was told it was unlikely since I never had the characteristic bulls-eye rash or redness. I probably need to look into it further. Thanks for mentioning it!

      1. Please do. Both my daughter and I developed Dysautonomia/POTS as a result of Lyme.
        Take a look at Turn the Corner Foundation and ILADS. Not everyone gets a rash with Lyme or the many co-infections resulting from Tick bites.
        Your musings are very informative, and you have a great attitude, I admire you many thanks.

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