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Is this dysautonomia?

Posted by Rae [11502.8110] on June 25, 2010 at 01:04:06:

Hi. I've been reading your archives on dysautonomia for quite awhile now, and am wondering if the symptoms I have match it. I seem to be similar to orthostatic hypotension, but instead of feeling light-headed and having a rapid heartbeat, upon standing or stretching or other sudden movement, my heartbeat slows down, skips around and I feel pressure in my face and chest. After a few moments, it goes back to normal. The symptoms do not keep on, but I can make them come pretty easily by squating down and then standing up. I also sometimes get it just by laughing hard, crying hard, or even suddenly yelling. I have been to the doctor, they did an EKG and had me wear a doppler for a couple of days. They said that they did see some PVC's, but nothing they thought I would drop dead from. That's nice to hear, considering I often feel like I am going to drop dead! Anyway, I've just started doing SR (haven't checked it) but about 50% of the time, I feel like I'm able to do it right (just by reading about the description.)

Some other things I experience that also make me suspicious of some kind of dysautonomia are tiredness, feeling sick from exercise (not always, but often), feelings of slow/skipped heartbeats several times a day, a few instances of rapid heartbeat for no apparent reason, anxiety, sometimes feeling as if I have to make myself breathe - like it doesn't start automatically, and insomnia.

I don't know if it has a ton to do with it, but I was recently diagnosed with acid reflux. The doctor put me on a TON of prilosec - found out later it was 4x the amount that you take when you buy it over the counter. I was also taking a bunch of Tums at the time, trying to get the horrible sensation in my throat to go away. Weird thing is that it did help my throat symptoms, but then I started getting heartburn (which I'd not felt before - just had silent reflux). So I finally got uncomfortable with taking all that medicine, went off of it, and my reflux issue hasn't returned, and the heartburn feelings went away. However, I then became very constipated (which has never been a problem before, and I'm wondering if it could be from the antacids??) and started taking Colace to help that. It seems that my heart symptoms got a little worse after that. I have had this for a couple of years now, I think, with times of it going away. But this time it seems to have stuck around longer and is a bit worse. So my big question is this: Can I have orthostatic hypotension, but with the opposite affect - pressure in head/chest instead of lightheaded, and slow heartbeat instead of rapid? Everything else seems to be a match.

Thanks for your help. I've read your site for years, and actually helped my husband completely recover from Grave's disease by using some of this information, and with getting the mercury removed from his body with the help of a naturopath.


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Re: Is this dysautonomia?

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.8847] on June 25, 2010 at 07:35:59:

In Reply to: Is this dysautonomia? posted by Rae [11502.8110] on June 25, 2010 at 01:04:06:

Thanks, Rae.

You have had the initial evaluation that I would have done (ekg, etc) and I would consider it safe to consider that ALL of your symptoms are related to dysautonomia.

IF your are as successful at the SR as you think you are, it alone will probably start showing you improvement within 6 months--to continue improving the longer you continue.

You can speed things up a bit by starting gentle aerobics (archives), along with the SR.

Let us know what you learn and how you do.

Walt


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Re: Is this dysautonomia? - AWS Testimonial!

Posted by Jan DeCourtney, CMT (Happygal) [7244.8883] on June 25, 2010 at 12:20:25:

In Reply to: Is this dysautonomia? posted by Rae [11502.8110] on June 25, 2010 at 01:04:06:

Hi Rae,

What a great testimonial -- that you helped your husband completely recover from Grave's disease from the info on this website. Congratulations!

Best wishes,
Jan


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Re: Is this dysautonomia? - AWS Testimonial!

Posted by Rae [11502.8110] on June 25, 2010 at 13:12:50:

In Reply to: Re: Is this dysautonomia? - AWS Testimonial! posted by Jan DeCourtney, CMT (Happygal) [7244.8883] on June 25, 2010 at 12:20:25:

Thanks, Walt & Jan!

Yes, it is a pretty cool testimonial. I couldn't find any doctor anywhere that thought it would be possible to cure his hyperthyroid without the use of antithyroid medication or killing his thyroid with radiation. Neither option seemed like a good one to me. I spent hours on the internet, and finally stumbled upon this website. From the information here, we were encouraged to try to fix his health with alternative medicine. He had been having pretty severe symptoms, and with some healthy lifestyle changes, doing something his ND recommended (which I think is the same as SR, but with a different name), and then the biggy was removing his mercury fillings and then taking cilantro to help clear the mercury out of his body, he returned completely back to normal within a year. He has been totally fine with no symptoms, for 5 years now! He does not take any medicine, natural or allopathic. Pretty cool. When he goes to the dentist now, he always tells his story about how mercury gave him Grave's disease, but they rarely believe him. Crazy, since he has so many lab tests proving that the disease and mercury levels were totally related.

Anyway, I will do the SR and start doing some exercise like walking and yoga. Funny that those are the only exercises that actually feel good to me, and then after reading more about dysautonomia I find that those are good exercises for that. I must say my symptoms have been very frightening at times, and this website has been a very calming influence on me. I do appreciate all the work you both do here. I will let you know how I progress.



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Re: Is this dysautonomia?

Posted by Rae [11502.8110] on June 26, 2010 at 12:41:44:

In Reply to: Is this dysautonomia? posted by Rae [11502.8110] on June 25, 2010 at 01:04:06:

Ha ha! Meant to say the doctor had me wear a "holter monitor" not "doppler".
Rae


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Re: Is this dysautonomia? - AWS Testimonial!

Posted by Jan DeCourtney, CMT (Happygal) [7244.8904] on June 28, 2010 at 09:41:50:

In Reply to: Re: Is this dysautonomia? - AWS Testimonial! posted by Rae [11502.8110] on June 25, 2010 at 13:12:50:

Hi Rae,

Yes, keep us posted about how you are doing! Those of us who find the 3LS and practice it are very, very lucky.

Best wishes,
Jan


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