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Woman, 28, who is ‘allergic to gravity’ has to spend up to 23 hours a day in bed


‘I can’t stand up for longer than three minutes without feeling faint, being sick or passing out’ (Picture: Lyndsi Johnson/SWNS)


A woman who says she’s ‘allergic to gravity’ faints up to 10 times a day and can’t stand up for more than three minutes without passing out.


Her condition, postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS), means she has to stay in bed for up to 23 hours a day, only getting up to eat or shower.


Lyndsi Johnson’s symptoms began with abdominal and back pain in October 2015.


The 28-year-old’s health worsened to the point that, within a few years, she was projectile vomiting and fainting multiple times every day.

After years spent going back and forth to the doctors, Lyndsi was diagnosed with PoTS – an abnormal increase in heart rate that occurs after sitting up or standing – in February 2022.



Lyndsi refers to the condition as an ‘allergy to gravity.’


Lyndsi, who used to work as an aviation diesel mechanic for the navy, said: ‘I’m allergic to gravity – it sounds crazy, but it’s true.


‘I can’t stand up for longer than three minutes without feeling faint, being sick or passing out.


‘I feel much better if I’m laying down. I’m in bed all day – for up to 23 hours a day.


‘I never thought that at 28 I would have to use a shower chair.


‘I can’t leave my house anymore.’


Lyndsi, from Bangor, Maine, US, was medically discharged from the Navy in May 2018.


Within half a year, things progressed to the point where she got intense abdominal pain, and she started projectile vomiting.


‘It was so bad I was screaming in pain and the vomiting was The Exorcist style,’ Lyndsi said.




Lyndsi before she fell ill (Picture: Lyndsi Johnson/SWNS)


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