I didn't realize this until recently, but I was always the poster child for a dysregulated nervous system.
Growing up, I had severe insomnia, chronic constipation, and an inability to regulate my body weight.
By the time I was 20, I was taking laxatives daily to be able to poop, I was constantly yoyo dieting, and beyond frazzled.
Throughout my 20s I tried every kind of herb, vitamin, mineral, and practice you could imagine. I went to all kinds of doctors, got acupuncture, got every kind of massage you could think of, and tried so many different modalities of therapy.
On top of the physical manifestations of my dysregulation, I also was suffering mentally and emotionally. I had ADHD, I was super flaky; and worst of all, I had severe anxious attachment.
My relationships were always chaotic. Lots of fighting, breaking up and making up in my romantic relationships. My friendships were a series of burdening, one-sided, and failed relationships too.