Health knowledge made personal

Harper Patient Expert

Denver, Colorado
I'm a graduate social work student in Denver, Colorado. I have Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, which is a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system and so rare that most doctors haven't heard of it. For the most part these days I'm managing my health quite well but I feel that there... Full Bio
› Share page:

Posts

Sort by: Most recent | Name
First Post in a New Blog by Harper Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Hello. My name is Harper. I'm a 20 year old college student in Pittsburgh. I have Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, or POTS for short. I was initially diagn ... Read on »
Meds by Harper Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine And so now for my second installment of my POTS blog, medicines. Here's my current cocktail: Paxil CR- 25 mg (anxiety) Glyset- 25 mg (hypoglycemia... goes along wit ... Read on »
Rocky Mountain High by Harper Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine My POTS has been fine lately. Other than the time I ran out of my Atenolol for a couple of days, no complaints. I decided to try and see if maybe I didn't need it. Turns ou ... Read on »
Rocky Mountain High by Harper Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine My POTS has been fine lately. Other than the time I ran out of my Atenolol for a couple of days, no complaints. I decided to try and see if maybe I didn't need it. Turns ... Read on »
Miraculous Turnaround by Harper Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I'm the healthiest I've ever been in my life. No, seriously. I got off the Paxil in December. I realized I was running out, said fuckit and put myself off of it. It wa ... Read on »
Miraculous Turnaround by Harper Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I'm the healthiest I've ever been in my life. No, seriously. I got off the Paxil in December. I realized I was running out, said fuckit and put myself off of it. It ... Read on »
Wow I Fail by Harper Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine So, I haven't updated this thing in several months. I guess that's a good thing. Over the rest of the summer I really wasn't that symptomatic. Oh, there were days, but no ... Read on »
Wow I Fail by Harper Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine So, I haven't updated this thing in several months. I guess that's a good thing. Over the rest of the summer I really wasn't that symptomatic. Oh, there were days, but not ... Read on »
Well, my Atenolol has yet to c ... by Harper Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Well, my Atenolol has yet to come in the mail, but the withdrawal effects have been really mild compared with what I was warned about by my doctor and pharmacist. I experie ... Read on »
Well, my Atenolol has yet to com ... by Harper Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Well, my Atenolol has yet to come in the mail, but the withdrawal effects have been really mild compared with what I was warned about by my doctor and pharmacist. I experie ... Read on »
Running out of drugs by Harper Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I ran out of Atenolol AGAIN... with the camping and things being stolen it was the farthest thing from the forefront of my mind and when I finally realized I needed some more ... Read on »
Running out of drugs by Harper Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I ran out of Atenolol AGAIN... with the camping and things being stolen it was the farthest thing from the forefront of my mind and when I finally realized I needed some mor ... Read on »
Morning Sickness by Harper Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I seem to be having bouts of morning nausea even though I KNOW I'm not pregnant. This has been going on for a couple of weeks now and is kind of strange. I keep food down us ... Read on »
Morning Sickness by Harper Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I seem to be having bouts of morning nausea even though I KNOW I'm not pregnant. This has been going on for a couple of weeks now and is kind of strange. I keep food down ... Read on »
POTS+Camping=Hmmm by Harper Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine My two week sojourn in Maine was an interesting time. We arrived with two naked weeks ahead of us with no real plan on what to do. My co-campers were most interested in doin ... Read on »
POTS+Camping=Hmmm by Harper Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine My two week sojourn in Maine was an interesting time. We arrived with two naked weeks ahead of us with no real plan on what to do. My co-campers were most interested in do ... Read on »
Ultrasound by Harper Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Hey guys, I got back from Maine a few days ago and I'll write later about those adventures. For now, I thought I'd catch up on the ultrasound, which I never wrote about. ... Read on »
Woo doctor's appointment! by Harper Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I went to the gynecologist (actually she was a nurse practitioner, but whatever) about the lump. She found it and thinks it's more than likely a lymph node acting up. But, t ... Read on »
Senior! by Harper Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Tonight (actually last night since it's now into the wee hours of the morning) I finished up my last academic act of my junior year, thus making me a senior. I'm proud and at ... Read on »
Summer Challenges by Harper Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine With the weather in Pittsburgh FINALLY getting nice (read: not raining/snowing every day, you can actually see the sun and you don't need a jacket to leave the house), comes a ... Read on »