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Hello all! I'm iconoplast and I'll be your introductee this evening. I'm a week shy of 29, female, and I don't think quick lists of interests could ever sum up who I am so I usually skip them.

I thought [personal profile] ysobel had a lovely idea, so I too wrote an entry in my journal describing my syndrome. The quick summation is that it's Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS for short), hyperadrenergic type. That basically means that my autonomic nervous system is failing and as such if I'm not on the correct medications I can dress myself, but that's about it. I was only diagnosed a few weeks ago and I'm still adjusting to the idea of having a diagnosis as well as a prognosis. I'm slowly learning what it's like to take care of myself again while trying to find something that alleviates the muscular pain while we find the right balance for the rest of the meds (and hopefully find one that gets rid of it since I'm told that's actually possible in this case).

I also have high functioning Asperger's and was born with a depressed immune system. In childhood I had migraines, asthma, and chronic bronchitis, but all three have faded as I've aged.
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