Guide to POTS

Hoping this makes a confusing chronic illness diagnosis easier

Flash Fevers

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. I can only speak to my own experience and hope that gives you some insight into what POTS is and how it can affect you or the people around you.

What it feels like: a fever with all of the aches and pains and then pure exhaustion.

Oh goddess, okay so what are flash fevers? A term my mom made up as far as I know. Flash fevers, as we’re going to call them, are fevers that last about 10-20 minutes and then go away. Sometimes that happens multiple times a day for no discernible reason at all.

These are extremely tiring episodes, even worse than having a full time fever. My body is trying to fight something for whatever reason but it is unable to or maybe it is and then needs to fight it again. I have always had high fevers and oftentimes these reach 104 within a matter of minutes. They’re gone pretty soon after. Sometimes it happens only once but most times it happens 5 – 6 times with 20 minutes of fever than 20 minutes off.

Solutions I’ve Found

My only solution to flash fevers is to take Advil every 4 hours and Tylenol every 4 hours, alternating until I think it’s gone away or I go to bed and normally that resolves it as well.

Further Reading

I sadly couldn’t find anything else on this.

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