Haircut... It's One Of My Triggers I Guess in Dysautonomia Discussion Posted June 11, 2019 · Report reply On 3/26/2012 at 6:05 PM, Alaska said: Like many of you I spent 2 years of trying to figure out what the heck was going on with me. Biggest issue was feeling dizzy and times feeling like I was going to have a stoke or seizure or something. Then I had days of just feeling awful and felt out of it. I got overstimulated easily, especially in loud environments. Throw in fluorescent lights, tall ceilings (like Walmart) and the room being too warm and it brings out the perfect storm in me. The Doc I went to at the time stated "why don't you just stop thinking about it for a month or two and call me back then." I thought about saying "why don't you put your hand in boiling water and you don't think about that and call me back." I actually thought of something else, but I probably shouldn't say. I fired him and found a Doc that listened me. The new Doc took 3 hours with me during the intake, and I was looking at my clock during the meeting because I had to go. That was a first. Well eventually a tilt table test was ordered and I passed out in less than 10 minutes after being put in the standing position. So that was my intro to what is my current diagnosis of Neurally Mediated Hypotension. That Tilt Table Test was a fun ride... in no way at all. They should pay me for it. Luckily I had never fainted before and still haven't without the TTT, but have a lot of pre-fainting episodes where I feel very close to fainting. So, to the haircut. The last few years I've noticed I worry about getting my haircut because I seem to feel worse while I get one. Today was no different. As the haircut continued I started feeling worse and worse, to the point my forehead is sweating and I'm thinking to myself "do I need to get down on the floor before I pass out." She asked "are you ok". I must have looked bad. I pulled through and made it. But then I realized sitting still on that chair to get my haircut is basically the same as not being able to move on the Tilt Table. I do feel bad standing in lines, but at least you can move around. Anyone else triggered by haircuts, or having to sit still like in a car? Yes I hate getting haircuts now. I am triggered. I had one instance where I knew something was wrong. And this was before I was diagnosed or saw a specialist. My forehead started to sweat and my anxiety was off the charts. I tried to play it off. She probably thought I was crazy. I believe I was squirming a little bit. I now only get haircuts during the weekday where nobody else is there getting a haircut. It has helped. But it's a battle I deal with now.