Report I Need To Vent! in Dysautonomia Discussion Posted May 28, 2010 Thanks everybody!I am actually really sorry to see this is such a common feeling among all of us, because in my opinion it ***** and nobody should have to go through it! It is also so frustrating that no one has been really able to find a way of dealing with these symptoms. I agree with all of those that said I just have to keep a good attitude. I think Algernon Syndrome is a very apt description of the problem- but a little sad . . . Flowers for Algernon always made me sad. I really relate to those of you that are having problems doing mental tasks like paying bills, buying a house, going to school, ect. I guess I am just feeling a little lost. I recently moved 8hrs back to my hometown and am living with my parents again to continue my education. Growing up I was very involved in running the household and I am having difficulty making those in my family understand that I can't be "the" major homemaker, work, go to school, and take care of my health at the same time. I'm also having problems finding a doc that is willing to learn about POTs to treat me beyond giving me one blood-pressure raising drug and telling me that that is as good as it gets. I'm also struggling to reconnect with old friends, especially since I haven't seen most of them since my diagnosis. That and finding work!Obviously I need my wits about me right now, along with my patience! (stands up) Oh no, where has my patience gone? I seem to have lost my patience--- and my ability to do simple mental math, and remember my name. LOLI really appreciate all the support and hopefully someone here finds the magical solution to this whole "brain drain" situation!