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Is there medication that makes adrenaline higher during the day or is there type of adrenaline injection that live in the body for more than 2 minutes?
?: Not aware of anything. And why would you want to? ...Read more
WHY??!!!??: Do extreme sports instead to get a natural rush or any sport or exercise. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Can adrenalin rushes from video games afect us because we don't do any psyhical activity in that moment?
Adrenalin rush: Quite unlikely!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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:
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Feeling that everything is moving fast and all voices are urgent. Happens suddenly; I can block it out. Adrenalin rush? I am a very stresful person.
Adrenalin: Easy to answer - NO!Get a more detailed answer ›