I wrote about my visit to the cardiologist last week, and as an Ehlers Danlos bendy with chronic pain and other strange symptoms including fainting, I found this article by a UK based GP to be easy to read and understand. At the moment I’m not sure what I will be labelled with, but the more I read the more i am able to join the dots on a variety of symptoms from over the years – for instance the strange discolouration in my feet and calves as a teenager that looked like fluid pooling, for which my GP prescribed circulation tablets. Just last week during the hot weather, every time I let my hands lower below heart level they turned purple, then navy whilst swelling with bumps resembling varicose veins! See lovely pictures of my swollen hands – fortunately I was able to pull all my rings off before it was too late!
Our series continues as GP Dr Lesley Kavi discusses this lesser-known condition.
“Recognising disorders of the autonomic nervous system is a challenge for GPs. Symptoms can be subtle, non-specific and mimic other conditions (1). Yet dysautonomia can be a source of considerable disability and poor quality of life for patients. The postural tachycardia syndrome is no exception (2)”
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