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~Naomi~

Fear As A Symptom

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This is going to be hard to describe. Do any of you sometimes feel frightened? It's not anxiety, it's not that you're scared about all that is going on, but it's a fearful feeling inside that is a symptom unto itself. I have read that people who are about to have a heart attack can get a sensation of "impending doom." It's kind of like that. This is a symptom that comes and goes for me - it is usually not present, but can come out of nowhere. I have had it for the last few days. I just had my period so my hormones are on the rise this week - maybe it's related. Just wondered if anyone else gets this.

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I think elevated stress hormones, elevated for reason other than stress in our cases, could affect one's feelings/emotions. I think when POTS was more severe for me in the past I experienced this as well anyway. This is the thing about this condition that makes it so difficult to get proper diagnosis.

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Yes for me fear has been definite feeling I get quite frequently.

I don't quite understand it.

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I don't have this, but it makes sense. If something is going wrong with your body, then it would make sense that you experence fear. And if your anything like me, your periods make everything worse.

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I absolutley hate that feeling cause it will come out of nowhere! No wonder all the docs thinks we have anxiety...they just dont get how the ANS works!

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Yes part of my hyperadrenergic symptoms are random feelings of jitteriness or impending doom. Its not really a panic attack though, more just a sudden random shot of adrenaline. My doctor suggested that the body uses adrenaline some times to try and fix abnormal blood flow when the normal mechanisms fail. But for me it can happen any time.

Also in POTs fear and startle responses can be misinterpreted in POTS, aggrevating symptoms.

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