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The 'Fight or Flight' Mechanism is what our body is supposed to do when it recognizes that we are in immediate danger. It's how people do crazy things like fight off people twice their size or lift cars off people to rescue them. However, in people with POTS, our body seems to be stuck in a constant state of 'Fight or Flight'...and it is a miserable way to feel and extremely tiring.

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from Twitter

Shower Thoughts on

Panic/Anxiety Attack: 1. breathe in 4 sec; 2. hold breath 7 sec; 3. exhale for 8 sec; 4. repeat 1 or 2 more times - this causes an autonomic nervous system shift from a sympathetic (fight or flight syndrome) state to a parasympathetic response

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from Veronica Walsh's CBT Blog Dublin, Ireland

A CBT look at Fight or Flight, when the tail wags the dog…

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The fight or Flight Response - Understanding what is really happening inside your body, when fear, panic or anxiety strike.

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from Veronica Walsh's CBT Blog Dublin, Ireland

“Oh God, I’m shaking, I feel sick!” (the physiology of fight or flight / panic attacks)

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from Ramblings of the Claury

Generalised Anxiety Disorder

The fight or flight response is an involuntary, spontaneous reaction to an impending danger. Imagine walking through the woods. You come face to face with a wolf. Your heart starts beating fast, your muscles tense, you are instantly alert. For a split second you are paralysed with fear. Then you make a decision. You decide to either defend yourself or run. This is the fight or flight response. For people with GAD this is everyday life #GAD #anxiety #fightorflight #fear #mental #health

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from Thyroid Nation

Fight Or Flight - Rescuing Yourself From Adrenal Fatigue

Fight Or Flight – Rescuing Yourself From Adrenal Fatigue. Superb article explaining in detail the "fight or flight" response, which may also be helpful for people with #PTSD, and #anxiety related conditions.

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How the Nervous System Helps Us Defend Ourselves describe the difference between autonomic and somatic? regulates the functions of our internal organs (the viscera) such as the heart, stomach and intestines. Somatic? regulates body movement through control of skeletal (voluntary) muscles and senses

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