Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS)


A small but significant minority of people with M.E. also have a condition known as PoTS. In this comprehensive leaflet we discuss the symptoms and the diagnostic process, and explain the available treatment options.

“A small but significant minority of people with M.E. also have a condition called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS). But it often remains undiagnosed because of lack of knowledge amongst health professionals.

“This comprehensive leaflet is based on a Workshop on PoTS that formed part of the 2016 CMRC conference in Newcastle guidance on the diagnosis and management of PoTS was presented by Professor Julia Newton and representatives from the charity PoTS UK…”

Topics discussed in this leaflet, include:

  • What is PoTS?
  • Why does PoTS affect some people with M.E.?
  • Primary PoTS and the overlap with other conditions
  • Diagnostic symptoms and signs
  • How is PoTS diagnosed?
  • How is PoTS treated?
  • Drug treatments

Telephone Helpline

The ME Association telephone helpline – ME Connect – is available every day of the year, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Please phone: 0344 576 5326 if you have any questions or would simply like to talk to someone who is there to listen.

Please note this leaflet is a download. You can read it on-screen and save to your computer, phone or other device and can attach it to any email you might need to send. But you will need access to a printer if you wish it printed.


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