Report I Hate Being Left Alone in Dysautonomia Discussion Posted April 15, 2012 I generally don't have an issue with this but occasionally I will have a bad period or episode that will really freak me out (fainting and then not regaining consciousness, loosing time) which usually happens only a couple of times a year. Unfortunately I don't have anyone that can be with me, so I just have had to deal with it. It can frustrate me when people in my life try to impose limits on what I do because of my health, since I often end up in situations where I could be in serious trouble on a regular basis at home, but the people I live with and other people that care about me can't be bothered to come home on time, keep in touch, or stop in to check on me.It does keep me from moving away from my family though. I've passed on jobs because I would be a few hours too far away from family with no support system with this illness. I was particularly devastated when I got passed over for a contract renewal at my last job because the living situation was very unique (essentially living on company property nearby work, with a support staff that was responsible for taking care of regular services like snow removal and "emergencies" like transportation breakdowns, lockouts, and tracking down people not showing up at work, and a caring boss). Having that well-developed support system and people that care and are guaranteed to come check up on you would be essential for me to be able to move away from my family again. I had a horrible episode where I fell in the shower and laid there for a very long time and then wasn't ok to drive when I last lived alone, and another time when I had a dead battery in my vehicle and no one to call to help me (I couldn't walk to a place nearby, definitely couldn't carry the battery, didn't have access to public transportation, and didn't have a friend with a car to call).