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17 Memes That Nail What It's Like to Have POTS

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a form of dysautonomia, or a malfunction of the autonomic nervous system. POTS specifically is characterized by an excessively high heart rate upon standing, plus the other symptoms of dysautonomia.

Living with POTS can present a number of challenges and be difficult to manage, but sometimes, one of the best ways to cope is with a little humor. If laughing with your fellow POTSies about some of the most ridiculous aspects of the condition helps you manage, you may enjoy the following memes.

1.

me without coffee: tired and unproductive. me with coffee: tired and unproductive but with a faster heart rate
via @pots.syndrome.princess Instagram

2.

has a shower, has to lie down
via @dysautonomiaadventures Instagram

3.

my heart: laying down, rolling over, standing up just trying to live my life
via littlekinesthesia Tumblr

4.

actual picture of me trying to escape my symptoms: woman being chased by a dolphin
via @chroniclesoflaura Instagram

5.

text conversation between two people. first person says "I haven't felt well rested in 84 years." second person replies "You're 27..." first person says "so anyway, I haven't felt well rested in 84 years..."
via stynalane Tumblr

6.

having any form of tachycardia: *does literally nothing* heart: you wanna fight???
via clockworkcrow Tumblr

7.

the feeling you get after picking something up from the floor
via @potsproblems Instagram

8.

Me: OKAY if we get up slowly you'll be ABLE to adjust to the postural change ok? We'll be fine My body: maybe so
via spoonie-humour Tumblr

9.

that feeling you get when you take your compression sleeves off for the day
via Dysautonomia Support Network Facebook page

10.

stands up for more than 10 minutes. POTS: *spinning*
via eds-stripes Tumblr

11.

when someone sees how much salt you put on your food: woman with her eyes wide
via @potsproblems Instagram

12.

POTS combined with summer. me: elmo standing in a fire
via eds-stripes Tumblr

13.

me: God I feel like hell, better lie down. *lies down* what the heck am I talking about I feel totally normal let's get up! *faints* ..... Ah,
via spoonie-humour Tumblr

14.

me at my heart right now: you're tacky and I hate you
via the-muses-have-secrets Tumblr

15.

how I should deal with pots symptoms according to my doctors: salt shakers shaking salt onto the clock from beauty and the beast
via i-need-that-seat Tumblr

16.

spoonies trying to plan things: I have a blackout scheduled for 10pm
via potsiepie Tumblr

17.

standing up in public with POTS and pretending everything is ok: bugs bunny with his heart beating out of his chest
via @potsproblems Instagram