Patient Name: Ilana
In episode 02, Ilana talks about failing alternative medicine, how she manages her career, blogging and her work for Global Genes, the horrors of GI testing, crying in parking lots, and attempting wedding planning while living with a very unpredictable, and very time consuming chronic illness.
She lives with a primary immune deficiency disease, dysautonomia, and gastroparesis.
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Dysautonomia is a blanket term for conditions that affect the Autonomic Nervous System, which is responsible for all the stuff that's supposed to happen automatically in your body. The Dysautonomia Series features interviews with multiple POTS patients with different primary diagnoses to give a better understanding of the varied issues we each face.