For the past 3 years i've really been unable to undertake anything, i constantly have to dumb myself down to keep my sympathetic nervous system from going haywire. Any mental task or stressor that requires focus gives me an elevated heart rate, flu-like feeling, polyuria, diahhrea etc. The only thing to keep that from happening is just lying in bed watching TV shows (which i sometimes can't even follow) or reading some light material. If i feel motivated and get excited the same thing happens! I have tons of work related ideas but can't do any of it. The symptoms are less severe when inflammation and OI is low. So what's causing this? Catecholamines like epinephrine/norepinephrine and their receptors? Microglial overactivation? I'm completely fed up and tired of it and desperate for some answers. I would be OK with just PEM, but this ANS/CNS torture needs to go.