Welcome to Musings of a Dysautonomiac!

About this Blog: Here you will find posts about health and wellness, chronic illness, and living life one pill compartment at a time.

This blog includes a variety of posts about the frustrations, the heartbreak, and the humorous sides of chronic illness. I’m not providing medical advice, I’m not making any endorsements, and I don’t write much about the physical or anatomical aspects of chronic illness. I’m just living out loud, wondering where to go from here.

About Me: I am Lindsay, a 30-something southern Californian who was diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) in February, 2011, after years of symptoms. I also have mast cell activation disorder (MCAD), and suspect an other as-of-yet undiagnosed illness. I decided to create this blog to share with family and friends the difficulties of suffering from a chronic illness and to connect with other dysautonomia sufferers around the globe.

Feel free to send me your questions or comments at lindsay@dysautonomiac.com.

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  1. Hello! I nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger award! Check out this link for info on how to accept. 🙂

  2. Thank you! I am so touched and humbled for your nomination! I will do my part this weekend – once I’m a little less fatigued 🙂 Thanks again, this is a huge honor for me!

  3. I must say, I love the name of your blog! It made me laugh…my son looked at me weird when I did that.

    1. Thank you so much!

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  6. Hey,

    I greatly enjoy reading and following your blog, in fact I am nominating you for the Very Inspired Blogger Award. Check out your nomination at http://myjourneythrume.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/a-very-inspiring-blogger-award


  7. oh wow, thank you so much!

  8. Hello! I wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Don’t feel obligated to go through the acceptance steps, I realize that life gets crazy. I was more interested in sharing your blog with my readers because I love it so much. However, if you’re interested the details are here: http://stinasjourney.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/who-doesnt-like-the-occasional-pat-on-the-back/

    1. thank you! i’m so honored!

  9. A very happy hello to an inspiring blogger! I just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”. 🙂 Don’t feel obligated to go through the acceptance steps, I know how crazy life can get with busy schedules and such. I wanted to share your blog with my readers because I wanted them all to see how great you truly are. You have helped motivate me to keep my head up, and this is kinda my way of thanking you.

    If you’re interested in accepting the award, the details are here:

    Thank you for being you! Hope you’re doing well 🙂

    -I see you’ve already been nominated! Congratulations. I’m keeping you on my list because you have truly inspired and moved me in many ways 🙂 Thank you.

    1. thank you so much! your comment really made my day 🙂

  10. I have given you the WordPress Family Award. For information and rules go to my blog: http://allergictolifemybattle.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/wordpress-family-award/

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  12. Hi! I don’t know if you participate in the blog awards but either way I wanted to nominate you for the Unique Leaves award.

    1. wow, thank you so much!

  13. […] Friday, October 4th will be Lindsay at musings of a dysautonomiac […]

  14. I nominated you for a Liebster Award. Here is a link to my post where you can get the instructions for acccepting the award. http://juliesspoonfulofsugar.wordpress.com/2013/10/13/wow-an-award

    1. thank you very much!

  15. I have given you a “shout out” on my blog – my version of a Liebster award because I can’t afford to expend the energy writing or answering questions. If you want to pay it forward, please highlight 10 bloggers on your blog. If you’d like to participate even further, you can come up with 10 questions for them to answer and/or answer the questions posed by Jess or Marie (linked on my blog: http://elizabethmilo.com/2013/11/10/award-season/). Mostly, I wanted to say thank you for your hilarious, honest and informative writing.

    1. thank you so much! i’m honored – and i like your version of the award 🙂

      1. No problem! I hope nobody wanted questions 🙂

  16. Have you considered Lyme disease which is known to trigger dysautonomia and also POTS.

    1. Lyme disease has been mentioned to me a few times, but I was told it was unlikely since I never had the characteristic bulls-eye rash or redness. I probably need to look into it further. Thanks for mentioning it!

      1. Please do. Both my daughter and I developed Dysautonomia/POTS as a result of Lyme.
        Take a look at Turn the Corner Foundation and ILADS. Not everyone gets a rash with Lyme or the many co-infections resulting from Tick bites.
        Your musings are very informative, and you have a great attitude, I admire you many thanks.

  17. Wow! I was diagnosed with POTS one month before you! I was ill from 2007 until 2011 before I was finally diagnosed. My POTs has now developed into severe autonomic dysfunction and I am trailing the drug octreotide via subcutaneous injections. I also have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.

  18. Bertie and I have given you a shout out in the Leibster Awards this year, as you are one of my all time favourite bloggers http://bertieandme.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/leibster/. However, I know you are ill so you don’t have to do *anything* (although I’d love to know the answers to my questions!) – just know we love reading about your life. Jak x

  19. Hi, I nominated you for the versatile bloggers award.

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