Some great points! We can be “surgically precise” when we talk about having too much adrenaline. You can have your catecholamine levels checked (usually done supine and vertical) and most of “us” will have high levels of epinephrine. In hyperadrenergic POTS (what I was diagnosed with), levels of norepi can climb 10-100 times normal levels. Yikes. And ABSOLUTELY, joint hypermobility/EDS is certainly not rare — once you know what to look for! I estimate one in ten or so have this condition. Many of us get angry at our doctors for not recognizing it, but honestly, I missed it in myself the first time through! I was used to the exaggerated cases as displayed in medical textbooks. Most doctors remember the pictures, but not “the Beighton Scale”. 😉 Efforts for awareness continue! Oh, and YES, I certainly believe there is a relationship to autism. Absolutely. Thanks for your great thoughts!