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Help for Dysautonomia in Lyme Disease by Connie S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 3:15pm 1 Comment Lyme disease often causes dysautonomia, a disruption of autonomic nervous system function, so that the ANS responds inappropriately to stimulus. Involuntary functions of the body and which are regulated by the ANS, such as heart rate, blood pressure and breathing, become compromised when this system gets out of whack. Manifestations of dysautonom ... Read on »
Familial Dysautonomia, also call... by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 11:32pm Familial Dysautonomia, also called FD, is a neurologic disorder characterized by episodic vomiting, abnormal sweating, pain and temperature insensitivity, an inability to produce tears, scoliosis, and abnormal feeding and sucking difficulties. This disease is found almost exclusively in Ashkenazi Jewish families. 1 in every 36 Ashkenazi Je ... Read on »
Dysautonomia by Rachel M. Patient Expert Posted Mon 07 Dec 2009 9:16pm When there was a new Internist in the town, my mother took me to him. When I was a child, I already had a few signs of ME/CFS; I fatigued easily, had sleep problem already, had difficult getting up in the morning due to fatigue, woke up in the morning with nausea, had constant pain in stomach, had constant severe canker sores, fainted sev ... Read on »
DYSAUTONOMIA: MY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PART 1 by Teresa .. Posted Wed 17 Mar 2010 1:10pm I have received a lot of emails from readers asking me a variety of questions about my personal battle with Dysautonomia. I really would like to answer all of you individually but because my 'good days' are few, I often don't get to answer you in detail the way I would like. Therefore, I thought I would take the time to do a Frequently ... Read on »
Fast Facts About Familial Dysautonomia by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Nov 2009 10:02pm 1 Comment Familial Dysautonomia, also called FD, is a neurologic disorder characterized by episodic vomiting, abnormal sweating, pain and temperature insensitivity, an inability to produce tears, scoliosis, and abnormal feeding and sucking difficulties. This disease is found almost exclusively in Ashkenazi Jewish families. 1 in every 36 Ashkenazi Je ... Read on »
DYSAUTONOMIA – POTS DOCUMENTARY by Teresa .. Posted Tue 11 Aug 2009 12:00am ‘CHANGES’ The DYSAUTONOMIA INFORMATION NETWORK (DINET) has been working on a documentary about a particular type of Dysautonomia called POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome).  For those of you who don’t know, POTS is the main type of Dysautonomia that I have.  For more information about it, you can read my post MY ILLNESS EXPLA ... Read on »
DYSAUTONOMIA and MY DAUGHTER by Teresa .. Posted Sat 05 Sep 2009 12:00am I'm sorry I haven't posted in the last few days. I had promised to start a new series this week that described my entire life with Dysautonomia, basically from the cradle until now. Unfortunately, I have not been able to get that completely finished and ready to post yet. I have not felt well at all this week, mostly due to excruciati ... Read on »
DYSAUTONOMIA: MY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PART 2 by Teresa .. Posted Thu 18 Mar 2010 12:36pm Please note: If you have not read PART 1 in this series, please click on the following link, DYSAUTONOMIA: MY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - PART 1 . 5) WHAT EXACTLY IS THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM? The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is the part of the central nervous system (CNS) that regulates the bodily functions that occur without consci ... Read on »
DYSAUTONOMIA: MY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PART 3 by Teresa .. Posted Fri 19 Mar 2010 6:27pm Please note: If you have not read PART 1 and 2 in this series, please click on the following links to do so before reading this post. It will make a lot more sense that way! :0) PART 1 PART 2 9) WHY ARE YOU NOT ABLE TO GET OUT MUCH EXCEPT FOR YOUR DOCTORS' APPOINTMENTS, HOSPITALIZATIONS, ETC? ... Read on »
Dysautonomia Do and Redo by Selena Facebook Posted Fri 18 Feb 2011 11:41am Image by Sybren A. Stüvel via Flickr We all have our pet peeves. My husband's pet peeve is having to do something over because it wasn't done correctly the first time. He always says, "Let's do this right now because I don't want to have to redo it later." I admit this is good advice, advice I try and follow myself, especially when attempti ... Read on »