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  1. Thank you. Benzo withdrawal symptoms can definitely be intense; go slow with your taper if you can. I should try checking my bp during one of these reactions.
  2. Thank you for replying. I was actually under the impression that dysautonomia could present itself in different ways. I went to a bunch of different doctors when all this first started and none of them could tell me what was wrong. One even wanted to put me back on benzos, and at a higher dose. I had to figure out that I was in withdrawal on my own. I haven't been able to work for a few years now, and my medical insurance ran out a long time ago, so I can't go to anymore doctors.
  3. I have been dealing with benzodiazepine withdrawal for several years now, and recently on the benzo withdrawal forum I belong to a topic was started about dysautonomia. It seems that a lot of people in benzo withdrawal are diagnosed with POTS; I myself was diagnosed with orthostatic intolerance when I first started experiencing withdrawal symptoms. That was a few years ago and I no longer seem to have problems with my blood pressure, but there has been one thing that will not go away; food and supplement sensitivities. I have only spoken to a few people on my forum that have the same reacti
  4. That's typical of doctors. If they can't find a cause of something they blame it on anxiety, or they say it's imagined. Some of it is the fault of medical schools, some of it is doctors not further educating themselves, and some of it is the fact that many doctors are only in it for the money and status. I have had many doctors tell me that nothing is wrong with me. It's frustrating and it makes me angry that they should get paid by my insurance company when they have done nothing at all. In my opinion a good doctor would atleast do some investigating. Like lieze said, it's the autonomi
  5. I have been doing some skilled relaxation exercises for a couple of months and I'm beginning to notice a difference. I feel a bit more clear headed and my panicky/head pressure feeling that I get after eating is getting better. Maybe you should try this. There is a doctor named Walt Stoll who has written some books discussing how relaxation techniques can help to undo many health problems. He says that it releases stored stress from the hypothalamus gland. You can check out his website at askwaltstoll.com. Take a look at the message board and you can get some advice from the doctor himse
  6. Here you go. http://www.panic411.org/#Dysautonomia My cardiologist diagnosed me, and my internist said it was most likely due to the stress I was/am under.
  7. Actually, autonomic dysfunction can result from a high level of anxiety. This is what happened to me. I have depersonalization disorder and developed autonomic dysfunction from the constant worry and bracing.
  8. I couldn't tolerate it. It made me spaced out and I couldn't do much besides sit in front of the television.
  9. The only good way to test for non-celiac gluten sensitivity is through a stool test offered by a company called Enterolab. Do a google search.
  10. I tested negetive, but a gluten free diet helps me as well. I did test positive for gluten sensitivity.
  11. I keep thinking about trying choline, but I react badly to supplements so I don't know if I should.
  12. Since choline is necessary for nerve signal transmission I was wondering if anybody takes it? Choline is also a precursor to acetylcholine, which also plays a role in the nervous system and regulates the speed of the digestive system. Has anybody had their acetylcholine levels checked?
  13. I don't have a diagnosis yet, but I get that feeling sometimes. It's only for a split second, though.
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