I'm trying to figure out what the hell is wrong with me, and hoping folks here with autonomic issues can give some input. I'm going to state all involved in point form below: -I'm dizzy a lot, and have trouble concentrating. It's often worse when I'm standing up, especially walking around in a crowded mall or something. -Here's the kicker: If I carry something with weight while I'm walking around and start panting and my pulse goes up over 100 BPM, my symptoms improve. -I can exercise. In fact my symptoms improve during exercise. After exercise I go to the sauna and sit for 10 minutes and love it. It's when I get back in the car and start driving home when my symptoms come back. I don't get PEM though, my symptoms are constant regardless of my activity level. -At the end of the night after dinner I have a glass of wine. I feel better after that, not worse. -I've tried drinking 2 Lt of water with 6g of salt in the morning when I wake up, all I do is pee it all out by 10:30 am -My blood tests routinely show borderline high sodium and borderline low potassium -My pulse is 55 ish when I lie down and 85 ish when I'm standing. -I've had a bad flare up of my symptoms over the last year. Up to the flare up my BP was routinely 130/90 (during which time I thought I might be suffering from the hyperadrenergic form, my pulse was routinely over 100 BPM and threw off EGCs), after the flare up it's been constantly 100/70 (I'm a 47 yr old male!) -This conditions that has waxed and waned (this year and the first year I caught it have been the worst) did start 20 years ago with a GI infection. Before this illness I had slow prominent pulse. Since then my pulse has felt like a baby is opening and closing his hand really fast. -I would not be offended if you told me my symptoms are caused by anxiety, in fact I would love it because mental illness is easier to treat than any of the conditions on this site. I just want to know if I should try liquorice root or just give in and let my doctor put me on an SSRI which she has been insisting on for months. Thanks!