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'I'm allergic to gravity - it leaves me bed bound, unable to stand and I regularly faint'

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2 個月前
<p>ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE</p><p>A woman who is 'allergic to gravity' spends 23 hours in bed, faints up to 10 times a day and can't stand up for more than three minutes without passing out.</p><p>Lyndsi Johnson, 28, has to sit with her legs crossed to stop her feeling sick and can only get up to eat or shower.</p><p>She started suffering with abdominal and back pain in October 2015 and her symptoms worsened and within a few years and she was projectile vomiting and fainting up to 10 times a day.</p><p>After years of going back and forth to the doctors, Lyndsi was diagnosed with postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS) in February 2022 - an abnormal increase in heart rate that occurs after sitting up or standing- which Lyndsi also refers to as an allergy to gravity.</p><p>Now she is on medication, Lyndsi faints three times a day but still can’t do a lot for herself and has to rely on her husband, James, 30, who is her caregiver.</p><p>Lyndsi, who used to work as a aviation diesel mechanic for the navy, from Bangor, Maine, US, said: “I’m allergic to gravity – it sounds crazy but it’s true.</p><p>“I can’t stand up for longer than three minutes without feeling faint, being sick or passing out.</p><p>"I feel much better if I'm laying down.</p><p>“I’m in bed all day - for up to 23 hours a day.</p><p>“I never thought that at 28 that I would have to use a shower chair.</p><p>“I can’t leave my house anymore.</p><p>“There is no cure but I’m so grateful for James and what I do have.”</p><p>Lyndsi first started getting unwell while she was working in the navy oversees.</p><p>Her symptoms continued and she struggled with chronic pain but doctors couldn’t work out what was wrong.</p><p>In May 2018 she was medically discharged from the military due to her illnesses.</p>
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