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A 42-year-old female asked:

Get lot of chills throughout body from sensations like a massage. can that release excessive growth hormone and cause adults (over 30) to grow taller?

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Dr. Christian Pariseau
A Verified Doctoranswered
22 years experience
No: cymbalta (duloxetine) and fertility meds are suspect for causing 'chills'
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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 45 years experience
GH release: Massage feels good, and the sensations, chills, are normal. I am not aware that massage can release GH. GH is circadian (higher in early AM), and goes down normally with age. Once you have finished growing and your bones fuse (about age 16-18), you will not grow any more, no matter how much GH.
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Last updated Mar 21, 2015

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