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Love & Guts

Nov 15, 2019

#127 Dr. Diana Driscoll is an invisible illness patient, an author, speaker, patient advocate, researcher, inventor, clinical director, wife, and mother.

Dr. Driscoll was disabled with an “invisible illness” including dysautonomia (POTS - Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS). After traveling the country looking for doctors to help, and yet unresponsive to treatment, she set up a corporation (Genetic Disease Investigators) to get answers. She created a blog ( to reach out to others when her children also became ill, where her forum is known worldwide.

When answers came, she wrote “The Driscoll Theory”, which dramatically changed the current treatment for POTS. Her research continues and she is the recipient of two patents to date.

Although disabled for over a decade, she and her children are fully recovered, and Dr. Driscoll is now the Clinical Director of POTS Care ( She remains a devoted patient advocate and speaker.

In this episode we cover

  • Dr Driscoll’s amazing storey 
  • What POTS is and its common symptoms
  • How the vagus nerve was involved in what transpired
  • The involvement of acetylcholine 
  • How you can tell if your vagus nerve isn’t working well
  • How we can support vagus nerve function
  • What treatment strategies were used in Dr Driscoll’s healing
  • And so much more