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Do adrenaline crashes make you feel depressed?

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I’m wondering if anyone else can relate to this experience. When I overdo it or if the POTS gets triggered in a bad way, I’ll often crash afterwards and get about the symptoms you’d expect… fatigue or weakness, worse brain fog, sometimes vertigo/lightheadedness, etc.
But it sometimes also seems to make me feel very grey or low emotionally too. Or it’ll make me cry, even if I don’t feel sad per se. In a bad crash, it’s literally like someone has sucked all the joy and hope out of life altogether, and it’s a very hard experience to get through.
I'm pretty sure it's not just a reaction to feeling bad either; the emotional crash can be terrible even if the physical symptoms aren't as severe and vice versa.
I’ve always assumed the feeling is somehow related to the high levels adrenaline dropping off, because it ALWAYS follows either physical exertion or the bad attacks where my body is really fighting to hold off a faint. On the bad days, it’ll happen multiple times throughout the day, always within a few minutes of being up and walking around.
If any of you can relate to this…has anything helped you prevent either the crashes or deal with that emotional aspect that comes with them? It’s extremely hard to keep feeling this way so often.

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@outofadream I know that when I get bad and my BP and HR soar in all directions I also get very anxious and feel extremely vulnerable. I have gotten so bad that I called ALL of my docs asking for them to respond IMMEDIATELY b/c I had a surge. People who have not ever experienced this will not be able to relate or understand - but it truly is a scary state-of-being. And yes - the aftermath of this makes me often feel like there is not ever going to be a way out. ( There is though - it passes every time!!! 😉

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Yes definitely. I lose all hope. Feel doomed. Cry give up. I feel sad and down and hopeless and it lasts for 24-48 hours and then sometimes I forget and start over again. 

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I’m not sure there is a way to avoid the feelings since it is probably a chemical impact to our brain. I may be off here but I think we need stronger support here of friends who understand and can encourage us through the tough times and cheer us on through a more personal chat line where whenever you feel off you can leave a message to the group chat and get a quick response. This group is a bit more formal which is understandable. I desire close friends who I can talk to either through text or phone. 

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Interesting.  When I overdo it, I get all the physical symptoms you mentioned but not any emotional symptoms.  Just normal annoyance at my body.  When I do get depressed is during a migraine.  

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Im depressed by my limitations and people close to me who dont understand. It hurts when people close to you look down on you as weak or something. It causes tension. Yeah this illness sucks.  

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