Report Emotional Affects Of This Illness in Dysautonomia Discussion Posted November 10, 2013 I have had this illness for all to long. Due to the severity, I have been home bound for years. This past year, I have become extremely lonely. I have lost track of many friends as activities they wanted to do I no longer could. I can not work or really even rely on my body enough to volunteer. I use some social media to stay somewhat connected to the world, but it really does not help much. I have pets. Any ideas of what can help with the loneliness this illness brings?