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17 POTS Memes That Make Me Smile

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Every person, every symptom, and every day is different. But whether you’re a long-time potsy (a person living with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) or just curious what it’s like, I hope you enjoy these memes — inspired by my journey with POTS thus far!


Photo of baby making triumphant fist with the words "Guess pulse during tachycardia is only 3 BPM off"



Photo of cat with strange smile with the words "That moment when your friend asks if you are having a good day or just faking it well"



Photo of gravelly concrete with words "What you see after sneezing on a bad POTS day"



Illustration of person wiping their forehead during stressful moment, choosing between two buttons "Stay home and hope for the best" or "Go to the ER again"



A small dog laying flat on the ground with the words "hiccups are your exercise for the day"



Claymation person with words "Me: *almost passes out* Friend: Are you OK? Well yes, but actually no"



Man in front of maps with pins as if trying to figure out conspiracy theory and words "Me, trying to figure out my symptoms"



Crude illustration of figure crying with words "That moment you meet someone else with POTS"



Photo of Willy Wonka with words "When you go from tachycardia to bradycardia within minutes" and "Wow, just wow..."



Silhouette of person bending over bracing themselves in front of sunset with words "That moment when your heart thinks your'e sprinting but you're actually just standing in line"



Will Ferrell dressed as Elf with words "When you wake up and get to put compression socks on"



Photo of toddler looking uncomfortable/skeptical with words "That moment your cardiologist tell you breathing into a brown paper bag will make your POTS symptoms go away"



Cat with wide eyes with words "When you're already running late but suddenly your vitals decide to go haywire"



Comic of dog surrounded by fire saying 'This is fun' with the words "That moment your blood pressure starts dropping while you're hanging out with friends" above



Minions rejoicing with words "Finding a snack you love that is packed with sodium"


Illustration of swirling lines with words "That moment when your blood pressure does a free fall"


Blurry photo of Mr. Krab from Spongebob with words "That random moment you forget you have POTS and jump to your feet"

Originally published: February 16, 2023
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