The Cause of POTS in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and How to Reverse the Process
by Diana Driscoll (Author), Ananya De (Author), Christine Doherty (Author)
In an effort to help as many people as possible, “The Driscoll Theory®” was first revealed in June, 2011. It was a complete paradigm shift from the traditional view of autonomic dysfunction in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome patients. The Driscoll Theory® changed lives almost immediately and we heard from many people from around the globe experiencing overnight relief from symptoms that were previously labelled as “anxiety”, “cranio-cervical instability”, “hypervigilance” or “mental problems”. You will hear from a handful of these patients in this book. Their journeys may sound like yours.
What began as an overwhelmingly complicated problem, now appears much more manageable. Dr. Driscoll peeled back the layers one at a time. Scientific evidence was critical. She began by looking closely in the back of the eyes of affected patients – an unparalleled window to neurological and vascular disorders. Without locating scientific evidence of the underlying problem, patients could be left to chase symptoms. Something had to change.
It is time to share more of what we’ve learned, to get the “newbies” caught up, and to discuss what can be done to reverse the process of autonomic dysfunction in many patients. We hope it will help many others like us, and we hope it will encourage specialists involved in both autonomic dysfunction and in disorders of connective tissue to think outside of the proverbial box.
This well researched book contains almost 100 peer reviewed references, and is a MUST READ for patients, their families and their physicians. Sufferers of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue will also find helpful parallels to their conditions.