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  1. What are some core essentials for a Dysautonomia diet?
  2. I am in Houston, and I have had a hard time finding a good Dysautonomia doctor for adults. Most of the ones in Texas are focusing on pediatrics. My cardiologist suggested Cleveland Clinic or Mayo. Are these two the best Dysautonomia centers in the United States? Has anyone been to either of the two? FYI, my symptoms do not fit entirely in the typical POTS box, so I need a doctor to be able to think outside the box. Here's a quick summary.... Probably had it my entire life. I was diagnosed when I was 36 years old. The sleep disruption and overactive response began in my teens. Battled through the sleep with anxiety meds until health started to fade around the age of 30. Three years later, I was unable to work, drive, and for the most part was mentally handicapped. Sleep studies showed no Apnea, but 1000s of disruptions. After being passed between 100+ specialists in every field of medicine, a lung doctor whose dad was an early pioneer in Dysautonomia diagnosed me. He gave me a unique mix of meds, and I began to sleep 18 hours a day for about a month, then I had a mental awakening. The long term solution for sleep was to stay down 10 hours a night in a room devoid of stimulus. We could never figure out how to suppress the sleep disruptions, so I slept longer to get the equivalent of about 6 hours a sleep. AFIBs popped up 2 and a half years ago, and I adjusted everything that was triggering my Dysautonomia symptoms. I tested out all foods, and I ended up with about 11 to 15 foods that I eat year round. I do not engage in any exercise that breaks 100 bpm. I stay away from being exposed to temperatures above 80 degrees. I limit social interaction with new people. Most exposure to high levels of stimuli were eliminated. I have always been at a healthy body weight. For 2 and a half years, I had a pretty stable run. Then I attempted to scale up my physical activity in preparation of our first family disney world trip. That combined with my wife having a stressful two weeks at her job, most likely triggered another AFIB, followed by another one, and the wheels kind of came off from there. My current mix of meds are... Atenolol 8mg (Works good but I am limited because of a low resting heartrate) Sleep Mirtazipine 15mg Quetiapine 100mg Amitriptyline 20mg (delivered intermuscular shot) I had to go on a blood thinner this past month (Xeralto 20mg). I also take a couple of supplements... Magnesium Citrate (1000 mg) Melatonin (3mg) L-theanine (200mg) Fish Oil (1200 mg) I am ready to get in front of whoever the best doctor or doctors are no matter how far I need to travel. I just need to know where I should go. Thank you for any and all help.
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