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Minnesota
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   Posted 2/19/2014 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wondering if anyone has dealt with this issue, or has information. I ask because of the GI issues that I am now dealing with along with CFS. During my 3 year stint with CFS, I have had strange GI issues that I have never in my life had until CFS. It can't be coincidence in my opinion. I read about the vagus nerve, and it really ties into the GI issues given that I have some narrowing in my neck from a whiplash concussion some time ago. Curious if there is a connection here. Has anyone out there looked into this?

JackieM89
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   Posted 3/6/2014 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I have dysautonomia and hear a lot about this. There are several good youtube videos to give you an overview if you'd like to learn more about it.

Jean luc
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   Posted 3/10/2014 5:46 PM (GMT -7)   
If taking a warm shower or eating a good meal causes your heart to start racing with you becoming light headed and faint, you are probably dealing with a dysautonomia. Standard treatment is to elevate the serotonin levels with a medication like prozac(fluoxetine) an SNRI such as effexor would be even better for the additional nor-epinephrine release which would cause peripheral vasoconstriction. this would get rid of the dragged out feeling 2/2 dysautonomic peripheral vasodilation and would also bring a cns stimulation.

Effexor takes a high dose before the nor-epinephrine kicks. Me? I would go with 20 mg of fluoxetine at betime for about 10 days and then add 25mg of nortriptyline....5 mg of protriptyline would work better, but protriptyline is dirt cheap at wal-mart...side effets would be dry mouth, urinary retention and increase in blood pressure from the peripheral vasoconstriction JL
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