The ramblings of a human piece of flesh who has a chronic problem with passing out due to Ehlers-Danlos and dysautonomia. On the internet; I get myself into unintentional predicaments that make me quote the great James McNulty of The Wire, "The fuck did I do?"
but one of the reasons I think that people with dysautonomia or POTS don’t get taken seriously is because it effects women more than men. Like I think it’s 95 percent of women vs 5 percent of men. It wasn’t that long ago that dysautonomia was labeled as neurasthenia“Women with neurasthenia (for men were not given this diagnosis, by and large) were often confined to their beds, where they would either recover or, eventually, die. And while nobody knew what caused this condition, everyone - doctors and laymen alike - took it seriously.”
Okay, does anyone else do this or is it just me?
I’ll have good days and bad days with my illness. But on the good days I somehow convince myself that there was never anything wrong with me.
I’ll be like,
"Psshhhh, yeah I’m totally okay. I guess all the doctors were wrong. Haha, jokes on them. I feel fine."
5 minutes later…
*On the floor*
All the time
I’ve been assured many times by doctors that I am not stroking out, still don’t like it anyway. It’s one of those weird migraine/dysautonomia symptoms again. Right side of my mouth is numb-ish. Oh well, it will pass like it always does.