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Doctor insights on: Adrenalin Medication

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Is there a medication I can take to induce an adrenaline rush on purpose?

Is there a medication I can take to induce an adrenaline rush on purpose?

WHY??!!!??: Do extreme sports instead to get a natural rush or any sport or exercise. ...Read more

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What are high/low epinephrine effects on athlete's performance? What is the best medication to control adrenaline (but not beta blockers)?

What are high/low epinephrine effects on athlete's performance? What is the best medication to control adrenaline (but not beta blockers)?

Enhance: The body usually secretes adrenaline and norepinephrine with exercise or stress. However whether this hinders or helps performance would depend on the type of exercise. While the effect may accelerate certain skills, it may also lead to reduced coordination. Are you asking whether beta blocker would help reduce your anxiety ; improve performance? That's a $64 question. ...Read more

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How does adrenalin/epinephrine drug affect the cardiovascular system?

How does adrenalin/epinephrine drug affect the cardiovascular system?

Raises: They will cause a rise in blood pressure by constricting blood vessels/arterioles and raises the heart rate by stimulating the beta receptor. ...Read more

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Why is adrenaline not the medication for heart failure?

Why is adrenaline not the medication for heart failure?

Not useful: Adrenaline is only used during cardiac arrest to "restart" the heart. It has a very short half-life and is metabolized very fast. One of the long-term complications of heart failure is caused by too much adrenaline production to try to stimulate the heart. Beta-blocker medications block the long-term effects of adrenaline and reduce mortality from heart failure. ...Read more

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What does adrenalin do to your body?

Fight or flight: Hi. Adrenalin (aka epinephrine) is the hormonal branch of the sympathetic nervous system. It's the classic "fight or flight" hormone for response to high stress situations. It jacks up your pulse & BP, dilates your eyes, and makes you ready to respond to a threat to the best of your ability. ...Read more

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How can you lower your adrenalin levels?

How can you lower your adrenalin levels?

Relax: Although there are rare tumors of the adrenal gland that make too much adrenaline, for most people it is stress/anxiety. Try to find a way to de-stress. Behavior therapy may help. Beta blocker drugs will block the effects of adrenaline and may be very helpful. Talk to you doctor about them. ...Read more

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How can I naturally increase my adrenalin levels?

How can I naturally increase my adrenalin levels?

Fear & anxiety: Why would you want to increase Adrenalin in the first place. It is the natural hormone of "fight or flight" and there is no known cause for too low adrenalin. See a doctor if you have symptoms you've attributed to low adrenaline - it could be something else. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy to get an adrenalin rush too often?

Is it unhealthy to get an adrenalin rush too often?

Adrenaline: You ask a interesting an controversial question. Some believe that increased Epinephrine exposure can increase all-cause and cardiovascular mortality (dying from all sources and heart sources) from increased oxidative and cardiovascular stress. This is a theoretical model which supports "lifestyle" models of wellness (avoiding stressors, anger, etc.) its very difficult to study. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your body to produce too much adrenalin?

Is it possible for your body to produce too much adrenalin?

Yes: Stress can lead to higher levels of adrenaline in the blood and rarely high levels can be due to a tumor which produces high levels episodically. Symptoms include episodic high bp, headache, lightheadedness fatigue, sweating and pallor. ...Read more

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What produces the adrenalin rush when you accelerate and overtake someone whilem auto racing?

What produces the adrenalin rush when you accelerate and overtake someone whilem auto racing?

There is: No such thing as an Adrenalin rush, it is due to stress, anxiety, anger, competition and even worsened by coffee, energy drinks, etc. Maybe you need medication or a psychiatrist? Adrenaline seems to be the latest internet scam/hoax/. ...Read more

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I keep getting a adrenalin rush type feeling just randomoly when doing normal day to day activities. I'm not anxious or anything. What could cause this?

I keep getting a adrenalin rush type feeling just randomoly when doing normal day to day activities. I'm not anxious or anything. What could cause this?

Caffeine? Meds?: Caffeine and some meds, including supplements, as well as rec. Drugs can cause brief feelings that could feel like a rush. A rush is a nonspecific feeling, what do you mean by it? A tingling? alertness? Feel hot or cold or shaky? Details are important to help. If the symptoms are brief and not frequent and you fine the rest of the time, see if you can notice when and why it occurs and see doc. ...Read more

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Is there much adrenalin in dental injections?

Is there much adrenalin in dental injections?

Depends: There are some anesthetics without any vasoconstrictor, including epinephrine and neocobefrin. Most commonly we use ones with epinephrine to constrict the vessels and keep the anesthetic localized longer for greater effect over a longer period. Also we will use ones with more epinephrine to minimize localized bleeding. You can request no Epi, but may need more injections due to short acting effect ...Read more

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Why would acceleration in a car cause adrenalin?

Why would acceleration in a car cause adrenalin?

See the: "adrenaline rush" blog for more information and then forget you ever were silly enough to ask that question. ...Read more

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Can you be addicted to the adrenalin in dealing with a confrontation?

Can you be addicted to the adrenalin in dealing with a confrontation?

Definitely: There are many ways that that can happen, but feeling that you really need to "get into it" in order to "really address" an issue is not that uncommon. It is one of the issues that often come up in anger management groups - why some people seem drawn to anger or confrontation. ...Read more

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What type of dr. Is best for treating adrenal and adrenalin disorders?

What type of dr. Is best for treating adrenal and adrenalin disorders?

Endocrine specialist: Who may be surgical oncologists/endocrine surgeons or endocrinologists- internists who specialize in disorders of adrenal and other glands. Generally, these disorders may be "functional" (i.e. Over or under active glands)
or present as a mass. If surgery is required, the experienced surgeon should be able to utilize minimally invasive techniques when appropriate. ...Read more

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I have had anxiety for years and being treated for it. I'm having trouble dostinqiusing between normal adrenalin and anxiety. Any suggestions?

I have had anxiety for years and being treated for it. I'm having trouble dostinqiusing between normal adrenalin and anxiety. Any suggestions?

Worry vs. Adrenalin: Hi mark,

it's often hard to distinguish the two. The way I have patients look at it is like this: "normal adrenalin" rushes are like what you get on a roller coaster. It makes your heart beat faster and your blood pressure go up a bit, but it's not usually accompanied by morbid thoughts. Okay, I guess you could worry about the roller coaster flying off the tracks, but I think you get the picture. ...Read more

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How do you sleep when high on adrenalin or caffeine?

How do you sleep when high on adrenalin or caffeine?

Caffeine: You may not. Avoid caffeine after supper and if you are wired up take a sedative or tranquilizer from your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes random chills down the spine? From internal adrenalin?

What causes random chills down the spine? From internal adrenalin?

Need more info: Hard to answer this question without knowing more about the type of chills (shaking, persistent, frequent), and other symptoms which may be occurring in the same or near time periods. Have you taken your temperature when this happens, are there chances you may be infected with something? ...Read more

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Can Flonase cause your body to feel more anxious or like you have a little more adrenalin being released?

Can Flonase cause your body to feel more anxious or like you have a little more adrenalin being released?

Unusual: Nasal steroid sprays such as Flonase are usually well tolerated. The most common side effect is nose bleeds. They don't cause a release of adrenalin. While anxiety is not a typical side effect, if the nose spray is stopped and the symptoms go away, that would suggest a link. It would be important to exclude other reasons for the anxiety symptoms. ...Read more

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Small non life threatening suprises give me an enormous adrenalin rush, so much I shake and have to sit down. This recently started a few months ago?

Small non life threatening suprises give me an enormous adrenalin rush, so much I shake and have to sit down. This recently started a few months ago?

Zebra: Hi. There is an extremely rare condition in which an adrenal gland over secretes catecholamine hormones, but it's so rare that even we endocrinologists see it very infrequently. The cardinal symptoms are headaches, palpitations, sweating, and tremor, and the cardinal signs are high blood pressure and fast heart rate. If I had to bet, I'd bet you don't have it just because it's so rare (a "zebra") ...Read more

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What is adrenalin injection into the gum used for after doing an extraction?

What is adrenalin injection into the gum used for after doing an extraction?

To control bleeding: Local anesthetic is used with Epinephrine to help control bleeding before and sometimes after extractions. ...Read more

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Could adrenalin and emotional stress cause a prominent u wave here and there?

Could adrenalin and emotional stress cause a prominent u wave here and there?

U waves are: Commonly seen in young athletic individuals, and can be more common in states of high epinephrine. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What disorder or neurological factor can cause adrenalin to rush through the face?

What disorder or neurological factor can cause adrenalin to rush through the face?

Flushing?: I assume you are referring to the process of flushing. Excitement or embarrassment can cause an increase in the flow of blood to the face. You will blush and may feel pounding of the heart and catch in the breath. This may involve Adrenalin from the sympathetic nervous system, but is quite complex. ...Read more

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I want to take OTC Gaba for mild test anxiety. Is it better to take before major test or let my natural adrenalin help push me to get through it?

I want to take OTC Gaba for mild test anxiety. Is it better to take before major test or let my natural adrenalin help push me to get through it?

It is better: Not to take GABA. Not enough is known about it taken orally to predict its effects. Plus it is not thought to reach the brain to exert its effects. Let your natural hormones get you through the test. Much safer. ...Read more