I have been diagnosed with POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) from my primary care physician and have now seen a cardiologist. This may sound scary, but I am elated.
From my brief research, when one would have PTSD for a heightened length of time you suffer from a constant fight or flight mode as your normal. When you start coming out of PTSD, you can get POTS.
This may cause some unusual bodily responses such as fainting. But now I just have to have more salt in my diet and drink more water. It has not slowed me down too much otherwise.
As a matter of fact, I feel great.
I can exercise, sleep without medication, and do all the things I never felt I would ever do without medication. I am medication free.
Do you mind if I say it again, so I hear it this time.... I am medication free!!
You too can do it. Don't give up the good fight.