dysautonomia

  1. HurrySaveMe

    Head pressure, mostly felt in the back of my head and neck area, gets worse when I do certain activities

    I started experiencing this late July/early August last year, it started off as neck pain which initially I went to a chiropractor for. Eventually this neck pain evolved to head pressure, mostly felt in the back of my head and neck but also feel it in my forehead at times. I've experienced this...
  2. SWAlexander

    NIH team documents various types of neuropathy after COVID vaccination

    In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers investigated if coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination could result in neuropathic symptoms. Vaccines against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) essentially reduce morbidity and mortality...
  3. C

    Neurovascular Dysregulation and Acute Exercise Intolerance in ME/CFS: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Pyridostigmine (Joseph et al, 2022)

    Authors Phillip Joseph, Rosa Pari, Sarah Miller, Arabella Warren, Mary Catherine Stovall, Johanna Squires, Chia-Jung Chang, Wenzhong Xiao, Aaron B. Waxman, David M. Systrom, Abstract Background Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is characterized by intractable...
  4. pattismith

    Dysautonomia may explain the persistent symptoms observed in long COVID-19 patients, such as fatigue and hypoxia 2021

    Clinical characterization of dysautonomia in long COVID-19 patients | Scientific Reports (nature.com)
  5. nerd

    CNS-related crashes with dominant nausea

    I'm curious if any of you has the same manifestation of acute crashes as I have. Because in my case, the sequence is relatively consistent among all the incidents. Yesterday, I had another lukewarm bath. These baths happen to change something so that I wake up early and feel ready for the day...
  6. Pyrrhus

    What Exactly is Dysautonomia?

    What is Dysautonomia? For those who may be too afraid to ask, the word "dysautonomia" simply refers to any dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system is the part of the body's nervous system that monitors and automatically controls the internal state of the body...
  7. Pyrrhus

    Gastrointestinal Reflux as Dysautonomia

    Gastrointestinal Reflux as Dysautonomia Within the esophagus and gastrointestinal system there are actually four different types of reflux, each associated with four different valves (sphincters) in the digestive system. All four valves (sphincters) in the digestive system are controlled by the...
  8. Pyrrhus

    Erectile Dysfunction as Dysautonomia

    :star:The more you know!:star: So, the parasympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system is responsible for producing a penile erection (or vaginal lubrication) in response to stimulation. This means that if there is a problem with this part of the autonomic nervous system, one might...
  9. Pyrrhus

    Orthostatic Intolerance (OI) Basics: Dysautonomia of Blood Vessels, Low Blood Volume, and Baroreflexes

    I just read a good overview article covering all the basics of orthostatic intolerance: Common Syndromes of Orthostatic Intolerance (Stewart, 2013) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC3639459/pdf/peds.2012-2610.pdf (or https://dx.doi.org/10.1542/peds.2012-2610) This paper starts...
  10. SNT Gatchaman

    An attempt to explain the neurological symptoms of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2021, Wirth et al)

    An attempt to explain the neurological symptoms of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Klaus J. Wirth, Carmen Scheibenbogen and Friedemann Paul Link Full text link Abstract There is accumulating evidence of endothelial dysfunction, muscle and cerebral hypoperfusion in Myalgic...
  11. nerd

    Reduced Parasympathetic Reactivation during Recovery from Exercise in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Authors: Jessica Van Oosterwijck, Uros Marusic, Inge De Wandele, Mira Meeus, Lorna Paul, Luc Lambrecht, Greta Moorkens, Lieven Danneels, Jo Nijs Published on: September 30, 2021 pmid: 34640544 doi: 10.3390/jcm10194527 Abstract
  12. nerd

    Review: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Neurological Entity?

    Authors: Iñigo Murga Gandasegui, Larraitz Aranburu Laka, Pascual-Ángel Gargiulo, Juan-Carlos Gómez-Esteban, José-Vicente Lafuente Sánchez Published: 27 September 2021 doi: 10.3390/medicina57101030 Abstract
  13. SNT Gatchaman

    After Months Of A Racing Heart And Burning Feet, A COVID Long-Hauler Gets A Diagnosis (NPR, May 2021)

    A 54 yo nurse from San Diego describes how her previously fit-and-healthy life has been impacted by POTS, following COVID-19. The long time to diagnosis is discussed, along with helpful treatments (Ivabradine), as well as lifestyle modifications. In particular: fluid loading extra salt small...
  14. frozenborderline

    Long Covid, MCAS and Environmental Toxins--Lake Tahoe 2.0?

    https://openletteropenmedicinefoundation.com/long-covid-and-environmental-toxins-lake-tahoe-2-0/ Is the CDC and general scientific community retreading ground from the Lake Tahoe outbreak that caused the invention of the CFS syndrome /category of illness ? Are they reinventing the wheel, so to...
  15. vision blue

    What are symptoms of autoimmune encephalitis?

    I have a vague knowledge of it and have seen various posts scattered, so was wondering if those who have been through it can say some more about how it presented in them. Also interested in whether there is any connection to that and, for lake of a better term, (new onset) "neuropsychiatric" (I...
  16. Pyrrhus

    Endothelial Dysfunction in ME

    I thought I'd start a thread to summarize discussions about the different types of endothelial dysfunction that might be found in ME. Please feel free to add to this thread as needed. What is "Endothelial Dysfunction"? Blood vessels are enclosed by a layer of cells called endothelial cells...
  17. Pyrrhus

    Exercise Intolerance: Insights from Invasive Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing of Patients with ME/CFS (Joseph et al., 2021)

    A new publication by the team of Phillip Joseph, Anne Oaklander, and David Systrom, which I personally find exciting. Insights from Invasive Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing of Patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Joseph et al., 2021)...
  18. Jwarrior77

    Pupil Hippus Anyone? (Pupils constricting/dilating)

    Does anyone get bad exaggerated hippus where your pupils go back and forth from constricting and dilating? This is regardless of light hitting them. The pupils will keep oscillating back and forth. I swear I can even feel it do this and my vision will get shaky/jerky when its bad. I don't know...
  19. Fighttolive

    Does anyone crash after eating?

    If I wake up- have black coffee only, I can feel almost normal until I get hungry enough to eat. No matter what I eat- 45 mins later or so I come down with brain fog, lethargy, that distinct feeling you’ve been poisoned. infant, fasting with moderate exercise can actually fix me for a few...
  20. K

    Dysautonomia worse treating B12

    Hello all, It appears we finally have the right approach and my MMA levels are coming down. I have already upped my potassium. My dysautonomia seems to be getting worse. Anyone else experience worsening while treating? I suspect it’s the cells being created and nerves healing... at least I hope...
  21. ChookityPop

    Anyone resolved blood pooling?

    This is my biggest problem. If I can fix this, I think that I would be in much better shape. I have Pectus Excavatum which can mimic POTS and I think I will have to do the NUSS procedure in the hopes it can better my symptoms. I use compression, drink fluid, salt and Mestinon. I also have...
  22. F

    A Unifying Hypothesis of the Pathophysiology of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS),,,,,

    A Unifying Hypothesis of the Pathophysiology of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS): Recognitions from the finding of autoantibodies against ß2-adrenergic receptors Has anybody read this? I thought we tended more to low blood pressure than high (please correct me?). I...
  23. Pyrrhus

    Is SIBO caused by dysautonomic gastrointestinal motility?

    Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is a common diagnosis these days in ME/CFS patients. The most common reported symptoms are gas, bloating, and constipation, although there may be others. Diagnosis is often based on a breath test such as the lactulose breath test. Some people report...
  24. D

    Treatment for shortness of breath (air hunger)?

    I’ve suffered from shortness of breath for nine months. Probably the worst symptom I deal with. I’m asthmatic but my asthma was worse as a kid. It’s almost nonexistent now. What I experience now is different. I don’t wheeze. I just don’t feel like I’m inhaling oxygen most of the day. But my...
  25. pattismith

    Dysautonomia: "The finger wrinkling test can be used as a screening test before tilt table testing"

    Evaluation of the finger wrinkling test: a pilot study S. van Barneveld,1,3 J. van der Palen,2,5 and M. J. A. M. van Putten1,4 2010 Abstract Purpose Tilt table testing mainly evaluates the systemic cardiovascular part of the autonomic nervous system, while it is assumed that the finger...
  26. Murph

    Circadian rhythm abnormalities and autonomic dysfunction in patients with CFS/ME

    PLoS One. 2018 Jun 6;13(6):e0198106. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0198106. eCollection 2018. Circadian rhythm abnormalities and autonomic dysfunction in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Cambras T1, Castro-Marrero J2, Zaragoza MC2,3, Díez-Noguera A1, Alegre J2...
  27. dangermouse

    Reaction to local anaesthetic

    This is the second time that I've experienced a reaction to local anaesthetic that was administered by my dentist. I become drowsy during procedure and afterwards (yesterday) I developed light headedness, severe nausea (still lingering), shakes and tremors. Vision blurred. The nurse gave me...
  28. Tammie

    air hunger/shortness of breath

    have had this symptom for awhile, but lately it is getting much worse - almost feels like I am trying to breathe carbon monoxide instead of oxygen anyway, just wondering if anyone has any good ways of dealing with this.....I have tried laying down and relaxing, and I have an air purifier in...