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  1. I would say! I used to get the same way and then melt down and go into an unrelenting fatigue. Now I am older and I have learned to not get excited about anything...almost to the point of being a very boring person. Also, years of living with this sometimes ***** the joy out of many things. On the flip side, I have learned to not let things anger me so I am easy to be around. Hyper-arousal can come in many forms. I cant even watch a semi stressful TV show, go to the movies, etc.... I find that I get super hot and then end up with hives. Laughing can leave me crying and have to sleep fo
  2. I have used organic ones in the past but I just let it in my mouth because you can absorb through mucus membranes. I cant stand the smell or taste. It is a last ditch effort and helps with brain fog and for some weird reason, GI issues. Sometimes my whole body just shuts down and I cant even get water to leave my stomach. If I have one, its outside and not around my kids. I wear a drape and a glove so I don't wreak of smoke smell. I scrub my face and teeth right away. I don't know if it is worth the temporary benefit. I have on occasion used the gum. If you get the 4 mg ones, they cost
  3. Yeah, Id go in right away. Anytime you have this kind of bleeding whether or not you had an ablation, its worth checking out. Sometimes endometrial cells can survive an ablation and grow again. Cysts are common "leakers" of blood. That seems to make more sense to me. US are good but they don't always give the best picture.
  4. One of the drs. mentioned in the video is my neurologist! This is so relevant. I don't respond very well to sleep medications but have great success with valerian root. Taking Gabapentin works wonders for the nerve issues. My legs don't move around and keep me awake. they used to just jerk but not like restless leg syndrome...just jerkiness or uncontrolled twitching. Since taking the medication, I don't have that anymore. It also would happened during the day too.
  5. I have had this in the past. I thought I was having a seizure. It only ever happened while resting but not awake. It was scary. I felt like I lost control of my body but was aware of it. I don't know too much about it but I did do some research on "deep" seizures that are not caught on an EKG. Later, I thought it was likely due to electrolyte imbalance or lack of blood flow. For years I had the "pop fizzies" in my head...not real seizures per se but like someone shook a coke can and let it off in my head. I have not had that for a little while now. But I can tell you that these happene
  6. I don't know if this is an answer for you but I will give you what I have. I used to be a long distance runner and into weights. I had kids and then became a yoga instructor. I had always been regular. Somewhere along the line when my POTS symptoms had become terrible, I began to bleed more often until it became all day every day. They I became rail thin and stuck in bed. I was "young" so to speak so it was hard to convince anyone that I had a real problem. Medications made me swell and get hives. My only option was to ablate my uterus and look of endometriosis. When they went in they
  7. I use the Polar FT7 sports watch. I like it because I can see my heart rate all the time if I want and use it as biofeedback. I also get winded and tuckered out just from getting dressed. I cannot for the life of me get the compression stockings on without having to lay in bed for half the day! My HR goes too high...that's the problem. Try explaining that to a neurologist! Rockenmamaof5 have you had a cardio workup? pink1975 I also get my stamina back from a sedative. I have come to believe that it lowers my heart rate and makes me feel better but does not make me tired per se.
  8. I found out a lot from wearing a sports HR watch as to why I am so tired all the time. My HR is always so high...I knew that but when I put in my age, weight etc... and then just let it run, it says that according to my heart rate, I am burning 6000 calories per day. I know that is not true because I don't eat that much and I have not lost weight. Even though I am doing nothing my body thinks its jogging all day long and going for quite a few sprints. The adrenaline pumped out is also exhausting. Whats very weird is that most of the time when I am exercising, my heart rate is in a normal t
  9. My GI tract stops as well and makes it very difficult to get in enough water and salt. Of all the symptoms, doom is the one I really hate and don't understand. When I get like this (many times a week) I recline at a 45 degree angle and put my feet up. I do everything to stay cool and watch funny things to get my mind off of it. Ice water with salt in it is my go to. I just sip it. If your husband can massage your legs starting from the bottom and moving towards your heart, that might help. Life just has to stop until you feel better. Shoulds and should nots have to go out of your mind
  10. Interesting that you mention that swimming does not do this to you. My neurologist said that he wanted me to tread water or swim only. I did not know why until I got tired of the pool and started other forms of cardio. Well, I didn't just get tired of the pool. I got too hot in the therapy pool and the lanes in the regular pool are always backed up with people waiting plus I cant breath chlorine gas that long. So, when I was doing the pool and overheating, I was pretty good to go but when I switched, I noticed the difference right away. I am a total waste after exercising. I try to keep i
  11. I don't have iv fluids and salt tends to just run through me. I have had a few rough patches recently. I decided to drink Pedialyte non stop for a few days and my HR did go down dramatically. I was having spells in the 230's and now the rate has gone down to the 160's at the highest and for one day I felt "normal". It is not cheap to buy the stuff in mass but IV treatments are likely more expensive. If this does not work, I may move to IV treatments if I can get a dr to sign off.
  12. I don't take B's per se but my recent blood tests show that they were abnormally high!!! Weird right? So then the dr ordered the MTHFR test and I came back positive for 2 mutations recently. From what I know so far, these mutations cause your body to not break down the B family very well and so your cells cant use them...so you feel tired all the time. The blood tests can show high levels (or not) but the body is not using them very well. I happen to eat a very good diet so that is likely where I am getting the overload from. I started taking a form specially created for people with the ge
  13. I cant say that I know exactly what you are talking about but somewhat. Years ago before all junk broke loose, I would wake due to not breathing. I had dreams that I was drowning and my brain woke me up. Then I would have to consciously breathe until things let up. I would be awake and doing things and then the world would phase out and I realized I was not breathing. I would gasp and do nothing but try to breathe. during this time I had a very low thumping heart rate that was scary. I did not feel like I was breathing through a straw. I turned my attention to yoga breathing techniques
  14. Get used to "weird" Your body puts out different chemicals at different times of the day. these can impact how you feel on a day by day basis but if things get worse, these don't really seem to make a huge difference. Hope you stay well
  15. Ok Ladies and Gents... I will tell you about my invention if you promise to not patent it and try to profit off of it. I do not intend to profit off of it but donate the concept to our community. It requires no sewing or being wet and is based on cooling large arteries. If you want my idea then write me a private note.
  16. Initially for me I had similar variances as you do right now. Years later the variance can be a difference of 80 bpm depending on the day. The day I went in for my tilt test, I had been off all medications for a week and did not salt or water load. I pretended that this was not an issue for a few days. After the tests were done I slept for 22 hours straight. My poor mans tilt test shows a jump of 68 bmp when on medication and salty water loaded. For some people like me, I have seen progression of the condition over the years. This year my HR decided to jump to the 230's on occasion. La
  17. I became so flustered that I made my own discrete cooling devise that can be worn under clothing in an classy way ...no bulk or fear of freezer burn on the skin. It is still in prototype phase but once I make the final revisions I can give you instructions on how to make one yourself using dollar tree products.
  18. Pooter, So.. I get the toxic body and nausea. Totally! For me, it was when I stopped taking medications that I began to get better. This might not be the case for you. In my case, they were not being absorbed so they did not work. I was such a wreck that I had to have surgery to repair structures that had been damaged by not being able to go to the bathroom. I found that I had terrible issues with just about every over the counter medication and most prescriptions. I turned to ancient Indian solutions and found reprieve for a while. Senna is very helpful with motility and can be taken i
  19. I don't have any solid information for you but I can say what I experience. For years I had virtually no ability to go to the bathroom. I had "gut rot" so I call it. Nothing worked so I went on a liquid diet and that helped. Then my small intestines decided to not process food but it did come out the other end not digested and in an uncontrollable manner...so back on the liquid diet. Then through trial and error, I found that I could eat a few foods and gain nourishment from them. I eat these few foods and get the rest from liquid nourishment. After much research and learning about gut
  20. needafix for that reason, I just began the process of signing up for 2 studies last night. They are listed on the main website of this forum. Im sure they will lead to more studies....and progress.
  21. So if I only had blood tests for Sjogrens was that not good enough? What is this lip test?
  22. Other situations get called diseases but we get called a cluster of syndromes. Its great that we get to talk to each other but until last year I personally wasted my time and money on so many doctors that I lost count. Not many Drs. are here learning or many of us would have had a dx a very long time ago and I, who had a dx years ago..had no treatment suggestions until January. The gap needs filling. Unless we put a real face, moving and motivating stories and a call it what it is, not much will change very fast if at all. We don't have to know all the possible causes to bring light and educ
  23. If I may??? What caused your hips to dislocate? There are conditions that are not able to be found via genetic testing that can cause this and many of your symptoms. It is my opinion that nursing homes are not good places. I don't blame you for not wanting to go or even refusing to go.
  24. I am sorry you are so sick! It is a double edged sword to have such a powerful and pushy dr. in your life. It still is your life and you make your medical decisions. I always try to compromise with such people. Asking for help...that is always hard and I think I don't do it for the reasons you stated. These conditions are very hard on ones sense of self efficacy. It is hard to come to grips with daily reality and thinking about the future when you are this bad off. I wish I could say something that could actually make you feel better...but the normal things people say don't suffice. I
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