October is Dysautonomia awareness month!
I personally battle with #dysautonomia and hope to bring awareness for more research to find better treatment plans! “Officially” diagnosed 5 years ago (showed symptoms since 2006)…it has been a long journey of testing for treatment plans and cause. The doctors have put me on every prescription cocktail they have to offer—�no relief in symptoms…all meds treat the sympathetic nervous system not the parasympathetic (which is what I struggle with). This year I stopped treatment all together and have been trying a more natural approach (nutrition, fitness @foxfitnesstx #campgladiator, essential oils, physical therapy, and chiropractic care @vertical_fwtx ) before considering the last option —pace maker for the brain that innervates the heart.
It can be very discouraging when you feel like others think you are crazy and making things up. I am very in tune with my body and know when something is off. When you can’t do things you once could. Adapting to a new lifestyle of less intensity l, more mobility and health minded.
Prayers for all of those that deal with an #invisibleillness stay strong! Be brave! Do your best to live life each day!
“For those of you who may be thinking “dysauto-what?” – Dysautonomia is an umbrella term used to describe different medical conditions that cause a malfunction of a person’s autonomic nervous system. Even though most people have never heard this term, Dysautonomia is actually very common. Some forms of Dysautonomia are fairly mild, while other forms can be debilitating, or even fatal. ”
Stay tuned this month for more details on Dysautonomia and feel free to participate in the photo challenge below. Use #wegotdys #lalafit so I can follow them. <3
Featured Image by Dysautonomia Advocacy