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  1. sb4

    Ketosis and constantly activated Sympathetic Nervous System

    I have POTS which results in vasoconstriction caused by my sympathetic nervous system being jacked up all the time. I think this has been giving me problems when trying to enter ketosis. When I get in ketosis I notice my POTS is worse, particularly mornings and after meals. What I think may be...
  2. frozenborderline

    Vision problems , most likely neurological

    Date March 20th 2022 Visual problems. Even with glasses. Double vision, nystagmus , trouble focusing totally, blurry vision. Getting headache slightly when I focus hard. I didn't really notice this when I was only scrolling on my phone and not focusing on anything for long but I think...
  3. R.Little

    Migraine Inpatient Treatment; anyone else had it?

    I'm heading to the Jefferson headache clinic in Philadelphia tomorrow for an inpatient migraine treatment that may last anywhere from 3 to 7 days. My CFS is relatively severe. I can't handle much light, and I can't handle much conversation. In specific, I have trouble handling questions. Even...
  4. Hip

    Headache treatment: trimetazidine nicely dissipates my 3-day headaches within 12 hours

    Every few weeks I get a dull headache, which comes with a noticeable increase in tension in my neck muscles (especially the neck and shoulder part of the trapezius muscle), and tension in the eye sockets. This headache is located more on the left side of my head than the right. When I have...