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Can someone have a disorder involving adrenaline production? What would that "look" like? What is it called?

Can someone have a disorder involving adrenaline production? What would that "look" like? What is it called?

Yes: A pheochromocytoma is a tumor (usually benign) usually located in the adrenal glands that makes too much adrenaline like substances. This causes high blood pressure. Classically, it presents as episodes of headache, pallor and palpitations. It can also cause chest pain. The blood pressure is difficult to control and can be made worse by beta-blockers like toprol (metoprolol) and inderal. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Adrenaline (Definition)

Adrenalin(e) / Epinephrine is the hormone produced by the adrenal medulla that speeds and strengths the heart, dilates the airways, and shifts blood flow to the muscles. Often this is in response ...Read more


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How can Effexor (venlafaxine) XR be effective for anxiety if it increases adrenaline? One main anxiety symptom I have is tachycardia and ssri's didn't help.

Propranolol: If Effexor (venlafaxine) isn't helping you, fire it and try something else. Propranolol is very effective for blunting adrenaline triggered tachyardia. The dose ranges from 60 to 240 mg daily and can be given as a single long-acting capsule. ...Read more

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How can I boost my adrenaline glands while taking 5 milligrams of prednisone? I am fatigued and I have stills disease and high blood pressure.

How can I boost my adrenaline glands while taking 5 milligrams of prednisone?  I am fatigued and I have stills disease and high blood pressure.

You can't: You simply need to comply with your prednisone. Your adrenal cortices will regenerate normally when you are able to go off your medication. Loss of adrenal cortical hormones isn't the cause of your fatigue. Perhaps you will be a candidate for some other treatment for whatever form of Still's you have. ...Read more

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Excess adrenaline causing strong palpitations even from little activity? Ekg normal. Symptoms include: polyuria, indigestion, insomnia, fatigue.

Excess adrenaline causing strong palpitations even from little activity? Ekg normal. Symptoms include: polyuria, indigestion, insomnia, fatigue.

Complete check up!: Normal ekg means very little on your case! you need a comprehensive work up to check your systems, including neurological, metabolic, renal, cardiovascular, etc. A session of multifunction cardiogram should be integral part... Good luck and let me know how it turns out. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

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When to use my epipen, (epinephrine) how severe should the symptoms be?

When to use my epipen, (epinephrine) how severe should the symptoms be?

Cannot say in your p: particular case because a lot of individual factors influence sentivity to stress hormones (hypertension/hypertension meds, heart, lung issues). Psychologically the panic can be quite significant. Mostly below age 40, heart races and some other mild symptoms but not too much. On the other hand, in an allergic reaction, those symptoms can be very severe. ...Read more

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Can ANS dysfunction/damage cause symptoms similar to a pheochromocytoma (including elevated urine epinephrine)?

Can ANS dysfunction/damage cause symptoms similar to a pheochromocytoma (including elevated urine epinephrine)?

Similar symptoms: Patients with Postural Orthostasis Tachycardia Syndrome(POTS) can exhibit many of the same symptoms as pheochromocytoma: palpitations, anxiety, tremor etc. This is because both conditions cause a hyper-adrenergic state. Epinephrine may be elevated but likely less than in pheochromocytoma. Increased norepinephrine on standing is the key finding in POTS. SEE: http://bit.ly/17qibWZ ...Read more

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I have allergies. When I come into contact with allergen, should I use epipen (epinephrine) before symptoms progress even though I'm just itchy? Or should I wait?

I have allergies. When I come into contact with allergen, should I use epipen (epinephrine) before symptoms progress even though I'm just itchy? Or should I wait?

Depending on what: the allergen is and what reaction you have had in the past....also depends on where the itching is.For example, if you have itching in your throat or around your mouth and have had an allergic reaction needing epi in the past,you should not wait.You should use the epipen (epinephrine) and get to a hospital.This is more likely to be the case with a food allergen or bee sting.Please also discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can elevated epinephrine and panic attack symptoms cause cognition problems and severe restlessness?

Well...: Epinephrine (more commonly known as adrenaline) can definitely cause restlessness ... As its one of the chemical signals sent by the brain in the "flight or fight" response. As well, panic disorder can cause alterations in cognition ... Although without knowing more about you, it's impossible to say to what extent. Hope that helps! ...Read more

Dr. Tia Tortoriello
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Epinephrine (Definition)

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