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Stories about blood pressure symptoms for those with dysautonomia or anyone else taking life too fast

How I found my new normal

F**k  It.  I’m out.

Once upon a time (in 2016 to be exact), I had been sitting, pondering about officially launching this blog of mine.  I had been holding off going public worrying about how it would affect the work I’d been doing.  Thinking by some miracle my condition would pass (ha).

I didn’t want to look like a fraud (you know, I might roll over one day and be restored back to the manufacturer’s settings??).  But realistically, I had been fooling myself thinking, at that point, that I could resume  a “normal” working life.  Whatever that was anymore.  Dream on. My work had been suffering anyway.  In fact, I had to completely rethink it.

A new normal was required. Continue reading How I found my new normal

Living with Dysautonomia and EDS – Chapter 14 “My Last Flutter with Too Much Fun”

Another instalment from a day in my life of living with dysautonomia and EDS!

This week is an anniversary of sorts.  An anniversary that coincides with a famous horse race, The Melbourne Cup.

It marks the time I last skipped in front of the TV!

Here’s an recap from that memorable day in November 2015….

Continue reading Living with Dysautonomia and EDS – Chapter 14 “My Last Flutter with Too Much Fun”

What is the Impact of Living on Too Much Adrenaline?

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?

Living with Dysautonomia and EDS – Chapter 13 “My Top 10 Countdown”

“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”

Exercising with Dysautonomia – Part 3 – “Cardio is too Hardio”

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”

Brittany Wattenbarger: Living well with chronic illness

One of the things I aim to do with this website is offer inspiration to others faced with illness in living their lives as best they can.

This is the first article in a series of feature posts called “Living Well with Chronic Illness” and I am extremely pleased to introduce Brittany Wattenbarger, of A Southern Celiac, as my first guest.  Drum roll please… Continue reading Brittany Wattenbarger: Living well with chronic illness

Living with Dysautonomia and EDS – Chapter 10

My latest musings on living with dysautonomia and EDS that I shall call “The Rise and Fall of the Red Card!”

A tale of attempting silence by non verbal cues in my house… (Anyone that knows my house will know where this is going…)

Talking and laughing, the things that we all take for granted, are the things that I can no longer do a great deal of. Which is a complete shit because, hey, who doesn’t like doing those things? It’s called fun, right?

Continue reading Living with Dysautonomia and EDS – Chapter 10