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November 21, 2016

Complex Diagnosis Reshapes a College Student’s Future

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

When Reilly Steidle came to Mayo Clinic in the summer of 2013 at the age of 20, she brought with her two rolling suitcases full of medical paperwork and a hope that the physicians could make sense of the recurring headaches, chronic fatigue and widespread pain she’d been dealing with for two years. Reilly had […]

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Tags: Center for Sleep Medicine, Dr. Maja Tippmann-Peikert, Lyme Disease, Neurology & Neurosurgery, POTS, Transfusion Medicine


March 19, 2012

From Wheelchair to Rock-Climbing in 3 weeks!

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Having gone to several doctors elsewhere without receiving answers, this previously athletic student, Nick, and his mom, Becky, arrived to Mayo Clinic. They were exhausted. Nick was bundled up in many layers and in a wheelchair. Five minutes into his first appointment, Dr. Phil Fischer diagnosed Nick with POTS and Autonomic Dysfunction. He started the three-week Pediatric Pain […]

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Tags: 5273, 5292, 5307, 5335, Autonomic Dysfunction, Becky, Dr. Barbara Bruce, Nick, Pain, pediatric, Phil Fischer, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome


August 25, 2011

Finally Diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

After nine months of struggling with many dehabilitating symptoms and fighting for a diagnosis, Katie Mork came to Mayo Clinic in February of 2011. Within a half an hour, Dr. Marc Patterson diagnosed her with POTS. Listen to Katie’s testimony on the long struggle and the eventual relief upon receiving a diagnosis right away at […]

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Tags: 5306, 5335, Corrie Mork, Katie Mork, Marc Patterson, Mayo Clinic, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, POTS


October 15, 2010

Running has Leah Running Ahead of Schedule

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

Leah’s story as told by her mom, Karen . . . There is a lot that has gone into Leah’s journey and recovery from POTS. She suffered for several years before finally being diagnosed in February 2005 at the age of 13. At the initial diagnosis and over the years, we were optimistic that she […]

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Tags: 5299, 5306, 5335, Patient Story, POTS


July 14, 2010

What Led Hayley Lairmore to Mayo Clinic

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network

After her daughter Hayley had been vomiting an average of 10 times a day for nearly six months, her mother Christine happened upon what seemed to her a possible diagnosis: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), as described in the first post in this series. In part 2, Mrs. Lairmore recalls what led her to finally […]

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Tags: Christine Lairmore, Dizziness, Fatigue, Hayley Lairmore, Heart racing, Mayo Clinic, Phil Fischer, POTS, POTS Syndrome, Tachycardia, teenagers, Vomiting


July 13, 2010

Hayley Lairmore’s Mayo Clinic Journey

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network

I first heard about Hayley Lairmore through a comment card her mom, Christine, sent to Mayo Clinic after their visit to Rochester last December. It was an amazing story of how Hayley had been throwing up an average of 10 times a day for several months, and how Christine and her husband Robert had been […]

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Tags: Blogs, Christine Lairmore, Hayley Lairmore, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Patient Stories, Phil Fischer, Podcasts, POTS, POTS Syndrome, YouTube


February 23, 2010

Hayley’s POTS Story: Getting Answers at Mayo Clinic

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network

Editor’s Note: The following was written by Christine Lairmore of Lake Arrowhead, California. When our daughter, Hayley, turned 14 on March 8, 2009, we took her to Disneyland to celebrate. After a day full of riding rides and eating junk food, she woke up vomiting and kept vomiting all night long and all the next […]

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Tags: 5306, 5335, Patient Story, Pediatrics, POTS, POTS Syndrome


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