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    My strange 'freeze' response when I try to focus on something - anyone else?

    Hi everyone, Part of my autonomic dysfunction seems to involve a strange kind of freeze response. I haven't seen it mentioned by other people - maybe hints of it - but not anywhere a description that maps onto my own situation. I wanted to describe it here and see if it is familiar to anyone...