About three years ago, my son suddenly came down with a mysterious illness. The main symptom was exhaustion and he has been largely bed ridden for the last two or more years. However, he is wondering whether anyone has faced the following:
1. When he needs to go to open his bowels, instead of receiving the normal signals, his body seems to produce adrenaline. As a consequence, he sweats, his heart rate increases, his mind races and he generally feels uneasy.
2. When he looks at a computer screen or an LCD/LED television, his body again seems to produce adrenaline - again sweating and an increased heart rate. Strangely, he CAN look comfortably at an old stlye cathode ray tube (CRT) TV.
3. When he drinks any fluid, very often he starts to sweat and, very soon afterwards, his stomach seems to have difficulties with the fluid. It seems just to stay there.
4. His temperature is continually low but when he gets up, moves about or 3does any sort of activity, the temperature can drop as low as 84.8C whereas it is normally 36.0C.
He has seen a specialist who thinks he may have POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) but my son is still keen to do research into all this.
Any comments would be very welcome.