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Neurocardiogenic Syncope

My first diagnosis was given to me in 2011 after a tilt table test (TTT), EKG, few open MRIs and a 30 day heart monitor. I have Neurocardiogenic Syncope (also weirdly known as “the common faint”). 180 more words

Chronic Illness


Ever since I was little, I would experience what I call “blackouts” when I stand up. Which is exactly what it sounds like. My vision would literally dim and black out as if I was blind and I would feel really light-headed. 525 more words


Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Part 2: My Symptoms and Comorbidities

Like I have stated before, there are 13 subtypes of EDS, 3 of them more common than the others, and the most common type being the hypermobility type. 969 more words

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

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May 2017

So much has happened over the past few weeks. Both good and bad, to be honest. I’m a totally transparent person so I’d like to share it all, in hopes that my story and struggles may help others in similar situations. 1,430 more words


Epizeuxis for Emphasis


Epizeuxis is the emphatic repetition of a word or phrase without interruption. It’s pronounced /ɛpɪˈzjuːksɪs/ and comes from Greek, meaning  fastening together.

It’s in the first line in William Blake’s… 609 more words


Pulmonary Embolism Evaluation in Syncope: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the CT Scanner

Hi all! Bill here. Today’s piece is written by Aalap Shah, a man with the dubious honor of being one of my closest medical school friends. 1,610 more words