A 39-year-old female asked:
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i have pots syndrome& my baseline catecholamine levels are quite abnormally low & did't respond to the catecholamine injection. normal with pots?

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Depends: The good news is most people with POTS do well over time. The frustrating part is that it is possibly more than one disorder with similar symptoms. The diagnosis is relatively straightforward & usually done with a tilt table test. What exactly you are referring to as a catecholamine injection could be a variety of things & are rarely done. Confirm diagnosis & see someone specializing in this!
Answered on Nov 8, 2015
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