POTS – An Emerging Teen Disease or Post Gardasil Adverse Reaction?

08.13.15 POTS Slide 1

Dr. Jeffrey Boris Power Point Presentation

Holy Hormones Journal: No it is not all in your head…. Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome has been around for a long time.. but the numbers have been increasing exponentially  since the advent of the HPV vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix. Doctor’s do not recognize or understand this syndrome… mitochondrial defects… some say concussions, diabetes…neurotransmitter dysfunction. And yes, they got bonked in the head with a dangerous vaccine that annihilated their neuro-endocrine-immune system.

08.13.15 POTS Slide 2

Dr. Jeffrey Boris Power Point Presentation

Dr. Boris commented in his video below that POTS is due to a rapid growth or hormonal change that sets these patients off at puberty. he also noted that POTS is a secondary event after a primary insult. He goes on to say that this is typically seen in adolescent girls (5 to 1). This is all screaming GARDASIL adverse reaction.

08.13.15 fight-flightDr Boris admits that most of the afflicted were healthy – and then they were not. He went on to say that most patients and family’s can tell you the month if not the exact date when their health took a turn for the worse… The first question I would ask is what was the date of their vaccination?  And secondly, where were these girls in their menstrual cycle…?

The girls with the highest rate of adverse reaction all fall into the category that Dr. Boris describes.

They are typically high achieving adolescent girls.

For an article like this to appear in a New York Parent magazine, you know that POTS is reaching epidemic proportions among our youth. Those who work with girls and their families injured by Gardasil are well aware that this emerging “teen disease,” is an adverse reaction to the vaccine.  PERIOD.

What have we done to a generation of girls? And now boys?

Apologies to the author…. this is probably not the intro she would want to see to her article. But our children are sick and we need to be making the connection as to why.  Especially in light of the fact, that this vaccine is now being required in some states across the U.S. girls and now boys are receiving the vaccine without their parent’s informed consent.

Wonder why your child is sick… It does not take more than two to two to understand why.

The teen disease you’ve probably never heard of

New York Parenting
By Danielle Sullivan
August 12, 2015

Julia Swanson was a vivacious, smart, and fun-loving teen until, quite abruptly, she wasn’t. One day, she felt dizzy, nauseous, and her heart was racing before leaving for school. 08.13.15 POTS girlThinking she was coming down with the flu, she brushed it off. After a few days, the flu never set in but Julia kept having these symptoms. Then she almost passed out in school after walking up the stairs.

Doctor after doctor could not identify why a healthy teen was experiencing such debilitating symptoms. One said it was simple tachycardia — an abnormally rapid heart rate — brought on by the stress of school. Another said it could be anxiety or panic disorder. Another said it was irritable bowel syndrome. Yet another said it was a hormonal imbalance. The last one said it was allergies. Julia became unable to walk very far, be active, concentrate, socialize, or do anything she would normally enjoy doing.

Every doctor she visited missed the diagnosis. It wasn’t until her mother, Elaine, took her to a psychiatrist to rule out any psychiatric conditions, but the doctor said he didn’t think she had any mental issues at all. In fact, she was reacting very normally for someone going through such terrifying physical experiences day in and day out. “She may have POTS,” he said. It was the first time that Elaine had heard the term before.

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome is a form of dysautonomia (when the autonomic nervous system malfunctions) that affects a large portion of teens. Symptoms may include heart palpitations, extreme fatigue, brain fog, nausea, headache, light-headedness, heat intolerance, exercise intolerance, insomnia, headaches, gastric problems, chronic pain, and near-fainting or full fainting spells, especially upon standing upright or walking. The symptoms are “severe enough to limit daily functioning” says Dr. Blair Grubb, a leading Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome specialist in the country. Many compare the quality of life to that of having congestive heart failure.

There is no cure for it, but a variety of medications and lifestyle modifications help alleviate symptoms. The first primary therapy is extra fluids and extra salt to increase the blood volume, as most people with suffer from hypovolemia, or low blood volume, which increases their orthostatic intolerance.

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome may be diagnosed by doing a “poor man’s tilt test,” in which the heart rate increases of 30 or more beats per minute (or a rate that exceeds 120 beats per minute) that occurs within the first 10 minutes of standing. A formal tilt table test or advanced autonomic testing are typically performed for official diagnosis, although some doctors do not put their patients through it and are able diagnosis clinically. Many patients become very dizzy, nauseous, and many pass out while undergoing the test.

“To imagine POTS for yourself: number one, fast for 24 hours; number two, donate a pint of your blood; number three, go home and turn your thermostat up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit; number four, stand motionless. Enjoy the symptoms,” says Dr. Jeffrey Boris, a pediatric cardiologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

The level of disability in patients varies, from those functioning with symptoms to those rendered bedridden. Many teens, in the prime of the life, cannot endure the simplest of things, like attend school, hang out with friends, or even go shopping, without experiencing immediate symptoms and possibly passing out. The recovery period is often a long and arduous one. When Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome develops in adolescence, 20 percent of teens make a full recovery within 10 years. Recovery is typically dependent on the underlying cause, although in many cases, no identifiable cause is ever found. Some known causes are viral infections, Lyme disease, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Chiari malformation, mast-cell activation disorders, mitochondrial disease, and tumors. Still many other causes exist…

Read full article…


“The Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome…” by Dr. Jeffrey Boris




Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.


  1. If it happens after Gardasil, it is a coincidence. All other potential causes are to be considered as possible, but not Gardasil.

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