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  • Birthday 02/12/1949

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    my grandchildren,reading,movies,history and art

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  1. Did anyone ever hear of this treatment for dysautonomia. It is used successfully with anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Since I will be having chemotherapy for breast cancer my breast surgeon suggested this treatment to help with the fatigue since I already am very fatigued from dysautonomia before the treatment. I just want to know if anyone ever heard of it and if so what has been your experience. Thanks for your help, Lynne
  2. The breast biopsy was positive for cancer. Now I have to have a staging MRI and an estrogen/ progesterone receptor test. Shot for stenosis and MRI for breast are on Monday. I will see the breast surgeon and will know more next Wednesday. Thanks for your kind thoughts. Will post when I know more. Lynne
  3. Thanks Naomi I think the pain, the heat and the stress exacerbated the dysautonomia. That's my hunch.
  4. I haven't been on here for a long time, maybe about nine months. I was doing much better with the Ritalin and making sure that I went out and engaged in activities. I still needed rest during the day and needed to pace myself but I was doing much better. Anyway, recently my lumbar stenosis started getting worse and I am in extreme pain and can barely walk. My pain management doctor told me a year and a half ago to see a surgeon but I didn't want to have surgery, so we managed the condition with nerve block shots. Recently they haven't been helping much. Anyway I no longer liked that pain management doctor (for reasons I do not want to discuss in the open forum), I switched to another and he also said looking at my MRI that the stenosis is severe, He will do another shot in three places but he wants me to get another MRI and then possibly see a surgeon. The new shot is Monday and it can't come soon enough. The pain is increasing my dysautonomia symptoms, dizziness, rapid change in heart rate and blood pressure and blurry vision as well as low stamina and exhaustion. Of course, the heat exacerbates my symptoms. In addition to that I had a mammogram and they found a small nodule. I had it biopsied and will have the results in three to five days. So when it rains it pours. That's my update. If you remember me please respond or even if you are new or don't remember me, please respond. I need all of the support I can get.
  5. I haven't been on here for a long time, maybe about nine months. I was doing much better with the Ritalin and making sure that I went out and engaged in activities. I still needed rest during the day and needed to pace myself but I was doing much better. Anyway, recently my lumbar stenosis started getting worse and I am in extreme pain and can barely walk. My pain management doctor told me a year and a half ago to see a surgeon but I didn't want to have surgery, so we managed the condition with nerve block shots. Recently they haven't been helping much. Anyway I no longer liked that pain management doctor (for reasons I do not want to discuss in the open forum), I switched to another and he also said looking at my MRI that the stenosis is severe, He will do another shot in three places but he wants me to get another MRI and then possibly see a surgeon. The new shot is Monday and it can't come soon enough. The pain is increasing my dysautonomia symptoms, dizziness, rapid change in heart rate and blood pressure and blurry vision as well as low stamina and exhaustion. Of course, the heat exacerbates my symptoms. In addition to that I had a mammogram and they found a small nodule. I had it biopsied and will have the results in three to five days. So when it rains it pours. That's my update. If you remember me please respond or even if you are new or don't remember me, please respond. I need all of the support I can get.
  6. I just read that someone won the Nobel Prize for work on the Fight or Flight mechanism. The research was on the "G protein coupled receptors". Does anyone know if this has anything to do with us.
  7. I had significant anxiety prior to getting POTS. I do not specifically know the cause of my dysautonomia although I believe that family and work stressors clearly played a part. Any stressful situation now makes my dysautonomia worse although it is hard to stay entirely away from all stressful situations with an elderly mom, 3 daughters and five grandchildren.My mom and my daughters are becoming more and more aware of my sensibilities and that helps. Nevertheless, I cannot avoid all stressful situations. I do not work any more so obviously the work stress is gone. I was a psychotherapist and I believe I suffered from too much compassion and had difficulty filtering out my clients' problems. Also there was always a crisis with family and I felt compelled to help out. I do feel slightly better now. It is Ritalin which has made somewhat of a difference. It certainly is no cure for me but it help a little with the fatigue. Also I am learning coping techniques with family issues and finding ways to cope with my disability with the help of a certified health counselor, I hope that others of you who have this anxiety issue with dysautonomia are able to find some relief.
  8. I'll be your friend on facebook too. I play words with friends a lot so if you want to do that it could be fun. It passes the time and helps I think with the brain fog. Lynne
  9. I was getting these adrenaline rushes in the early morning, but like Kim I am now taking Klonipin and it helps. I still wake up at 5:30 though. Seven would be much better.
  10. Did he propose a treatment if the test finds something?
  11. I've noticed for a long time that I feel better in the pool. The cold water plus the pressure helps vasoconstriction. I wish I could live in the pool.
  12. I had high CO2 levels on my last blood work. I need to look at my labs to find out how high. My doctor didn't even mention it. Lynne
  13. I take a very small dosage of Coreg which worked for awhile to control my heart rate but its not working anymore. My blood pressure does not drop low so my situation is different from yours. I went in a cold pool yesterday and it helped while I was in there but as soon as I got out it started again. You are not alone with this. My heart rate is over 100 somedays before I even get out of bed,
  14. Puppy - You absolutely make sense. I wonder the same things. Is it anxiety about the illness or is it the autonomic nervous system going wild. I actually was a therapist when I was able to work and I have to admit that it is hard for someone not living with the illness to understand what we are going through.PM me if you would like. Lynne
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