Tag Archives: Panic Attacks

Stories about panic attack symptoms for those with dysautonomia, a chronic health condition or anyone else taking life too fast

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”

Living with Dysautonomia and EDS – Chapter 12 “How to Manage Panic Attacks”

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”

How to get Diagnosed with EDS and Dysautonomia – “Google Saved my Soul”

My story of how I got diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Dysautonomia – “Google Saved my Soul – but I’m Still a Little Bit Mad”

OK I’ve been saving this one up. Stewing on it and cooking up my mad woman.

Hence attached photo of angry woman – she is how I feel on the topic to come.   I make no apology for the length of this post, it’s reflective of the time it’s taken me to get the correct diagnosis of EDS…

Prepare yourselves, especially if you’re a general practitioner/physician…. Continue reading How to get Diagnosed with EDS and Dysautonomia – “Google Saved my Soul”

Living with Dysautonomia and EDS – Chapter 3 “Up and Down Like a Yoyo”

What living with dysautonomia and EDS feels like – “Up and Down like a Yoyo”

After 4 months on Florinef we decided to part company.  The last month has been too hard – too many headaches, too much fatigue and a blood pressure that was a little high for Spesh’s liking.  So I’m now week two, another two to go before we possibly try Midodrine, and it’s turning out to be a bloody nightmare.  Mad swings from high to low blood pressure giving me all sorts of grief.  Within one day last week I was fluctuating between 85/65 and 150/110. Continue reading Living with Dysautonomia and EDS – Chapter 3 “Up and Down Like a Yoyo”

Living with Dysautomonia and EDS – Chapter 2 “The Poo Truck”

What living with dysautonomia and EDS feels like – “The Poo Truck”

My wham bam health issues appeared in November 2014. However, looking back, before my ‘tsunami’ of symptoms hit, a slow trickle of odd symptoms had appeared.  I’d been under quite a bit of stress from a job for a period of 6 months and I had a few odd, isolated bodily symptoms occur (which I can now recognise as the early warning signs).  I had weird aches in my hands, I was thirstier than normal, I was wired and tired, I got the shakes when under pressure and I started getting weird nightmares on top of insomnia (Dennis the Menace flying spider kind of nightmares).  I then experienced the ‘oh god I feel shit I must be unfit’ after pilates (come on?) and I had my first proper almighty so-called panic attack (an ambulance job).  But many of these were simply explained away as stress related reactions.

Then I sealed my fate by visiting some hot springs for the day in late November 2014.  Continue reading Living with Dysautomonia and EDS – Chapter 2 “The Poo Truck”

About Ehlers Danlos Syndrome – “Pushing through Fatigue”

What living with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome feels like – “Pushing through Fatigue”

I just watched a really informative video by Dr Alan Pocinki who specializes in treating patients with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (link here). Whilst it is specific to EDS and people who have hypermobility the themes in here are very relevant to anyone who suffers from fatigue so read on… Continue reading About Ehlers Danlos Syndrome – “Pushing through Fatigue”