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Jul 15, 2017 · Autonomic Dysfunction or POTS in teens. Help! in About Kids & Teens

I have a 17 year old daughter that has just recently been diagnosed with Autonomic Dysfunction. It has been a long road getting to this diagnosis. We were told that everything was in her head, she was faking , or that this was psychological. Finally a diagnosis after 1 year of tests clinics and hospitals. My daughter missed half of her Junior year and has had to give up everything that ever meant anything to her. Her friends pretty much abandoned her and she if at home alone most of the time. There is no cure but we have been given some strategies to use. The biggest issue right now is dealing with her immense depression and feelings of worthlessness. This was at one time a very talented young lady full of energy, creative, musical. To see her wither to this is unbearable to her and me. I am at wits end and feel like I do not have the tools to help her. No matter what I do it does not seem to be helpful. I just need someone to talk this through I feel so alone and when feel like everyone is sick of hearing about it. I would do anything to make her feel better. Any suggestions would be so helpful