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.
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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“Mommy, why do I worry so much?” At some point, children with anxiety want to understand why they are suffering from persistent worry. Try walking your child through this infographic. Kids love to learn that worry actually has a very specific...
25 Negative side effects of drugs Sympathetic (fight or flight) vs para sympathetic (slow down). Introverts have a dominant para sympathetic and extroverts have a dominant sympathetic system. Extroverts thrive on dopamine and introverts thrive on acetycholine nuerotransmitter. From the book The Introvert Advantage by Marti Laney