About Me: Female, 31, Frederick, MD, member since Feb 2007
My name is Crystal, and I just barely graduated from college in Jan. of 2007 after the onset of my panic attacks, dysautonomia, and panic disorder that accompanied it, as well as the other neurological and physiological symptoms that developed. I have diagnosed myself t
[More]o have MVPD, or Mitral Valve Prolapse Dysautonomia. I have indeed been found to have panic attacks and POTS, two of the preliminary symptoms of MVPD, and I of course have mild MVP (Mitral Valve Prolapse) with tricuspid regurgitation. I never got "officially" diagnosed, but the description fits me perfectly, as I have had every symptom, every thing associated with the disorder.
The horrid array of my symptoms left me house-ridden and afraid to drive, afraid to leave the confinements of my home or those around me because I was ALWAYS afraid of another severe episode occuring while I was out. I am now just beginning to see the brighter sides of life again, but it is still a struggle to overcome those fears and apprehensions I had before.
But now I am going strong, and life is finally looking on the brighter side of things again!
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