Are you running around on adrenaline, much like ‘roadrunner’ just running non stop? Living on too much adrenaline?
Following my own rather large run in with adrenaline and the diagnosis of having dysautonomia and being hyperadrenergic (a-dren-err-gic – I still have problems saying it) I’ve become somewhat interested in the role it plays on the body and thought I would share some of what I know. So here goes…. Continue reading What is the Impact of Living on Too Much Adrenaline?
“My top 10 countdown for living with dysautonomia and EDS”
It’s been a few years since things went awry with this body of mine. I’ve now got myself to a much better place but it’s taken some effort to work out what’s worked and what hasn’t. So, I thought it was time I took stock and wrote part II of my Goldilocks ‘just right’ plan in the form of my own top 10 countdown for living with dysautonomia and EDS!
So here are the “hits” for your enjoyment…
Continue reading Living with Dysautonomia and EDS – Chapter 13 “My Top 10 Countdown”
One of the symptoms of living with dysautonomia is so-called panic attacks. Here’s “How to Manage Panic Attacks without Panicking!”
40% of people deal with panic attacks at some point in their life and often in silence.
I think it’s time we lifted the lid and talked about how to manage panic attacks, what they feel like and what can cause them. Continue reading Living with Dysautonomia and EDS – Chapter 12 “How to Manage Panic Attacks”
My trials and tribulations of exercising with dysautonomia!
If you’re living with dysautonomia, you’ve probably been told to exercise to improve your predicament. However, it doesn’t always work out that way. Here’s my story of why I found exercising with dysautonomia hard.
Previous Spesh set me on a routine of daily cardio to grow my blood volume and recondition me and my muscles back to health. At least, that was the plan.
Here’s a bit of before and after of what has resulted: Continue reading Exercising with Dysautonomia – Part 3 – “Cardio is too Hardio”
Dizzy? Clumsy? Bruise easily? Joint pain? Feel faint? Get tired a lot? Feel anxious?
You might have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobile Type) or hypermobility – a genetic connective tissue disorder.
Continue reading Do I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS)?
What it feels like living with dysautonomia and EDS – like I’ve joined “Adrenergics Anonymous”!
Adrenaline, my adrenergic tendencies and I have become very acquainted. It’s my side kick in life.
It’s a bit like your favourite tipple at the pub when someone asks ‘what’s your poison?’. You lap it up at the time but suffer from the effects of it big time when you’ve done it to excess. And having had to live with the excess side of things since 2014, when my body just went completely haywire, I’ve become quite knowledgeable about its impact.
Continue reading Living with Dysautonomia and EDS – Chapter 9 “Adrenergics Anonymous”
Exhausted all the time? Dizzy? Anxious? Could it be POTS or dysautonomia?
It can affect you at any age and there are many reasons it can present itself. Perhaps your doctors haven’t been able to put their finger on what’s wrong or you still feel something is amiss? Could it be POTS?
The following article about a young man and his journey to get diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) will provide some interesting insight into what this form of dysautonomia is and how, to the untrained eye, it can be missed. Continue reading Could it be POTS or Dysautonomia?