Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is a disorder of the autonomic nervous system. A person may experience challenges when moving to an upright position due to an increase in heart rate and accompanying symptoms.
A study of 41 subjects with POTS found that 39 subjects had a history of headache. “Chronic migraine (CM) was diagnosed in 25 (61%), episodic migraine (EM) in 12 (29%), new persistent daily headache in 1 patient, and orthostatic headache in 1 patient.”1