Lyrics from song titled "Ain't to Proud to Beg". The Temptations 1966 USA
Short story today. Been in conversation with my guru Angela and my other guru Amallia.
Topic has been autonomic function. The above song lyric references the state of whether that function in our body is intact and behaving or whether it has gone to Daytona Beach on spring break for some surf and sun.
Some technical reading today puts autonomics back in the police lineup for possible ID.
The point I have discovered is that autonomics is much more complicated than anyone who otherwise has a life can comprehend.
Put another way, to get a true understanding of what is and what is not working in autonomics at any moment in time is not possible.
There are too many "centers" of control such as the nucleus ambiguus or the nucleus tractus solitarius in the medulla that direct, along with too many sensors / receptors that compensate when needed, that figuring this out would be like watching a feature movie frame by frame.
So I revert back to the idea that you and only you can tell when something is going wrong in your body. Doctors may be able to confirm your suspicions particularly if they can find a lesion somewhere or perform a confirming reenactment like in orthostatic hypotension, but I doubt they can address all of the possibilities out there just waiting to open a trap door.
It is just another layer of aggravation that we live with in our day to day struggle with this.
So, anyone want to dance? I " ain't to proud to beg" today after a forty point drop in systolic blood pressure over a few short minutes.
Autonomic mug shots. " I know you wanna leave me..."
Dan / Seattle