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Lying on my stomach just before i fall asleep i feel a twinge in the center of my spine that contorts my body, surges adrenaline and shocks me awake?

Lying on my stomach just before i fall asleep i feel a twinge in the center of my spine that contorts my body, surges adrenaline and shocks me awake?

Facet or lysis: Pain caused by extension or arching of the back is often caused by elements of the spine called facet joints. Irritation of these joints or a stress fracture nearby could cause these symptoms. If associated with a shooting pain into the legs, then there could also be nerve irritation. To minimize pain, avoid extension and try otc meds as tolerated. See our doc if pain persists. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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Why is adrenaline contraindicated in hypotensive shock?

Why is adrenaline contraindicated in hypotensive shock?

It's not: But typically you want to volume resuscitate prior to using a pressor like Epinephrine or norepinephrine because that typically fixes the problem. ...Read more

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Can an adrenaline rush prevent anaphylaxis shock?

Can an adrenaline rush prevent anaphylaxis shock?

Good point: Adrenaline ideally stops the progression of anaphylaxis, but once you are going through an anaphylactic reaction, it is hard to draw on your inner stores of adrenaline to counter act it. Injectable Epinephrine helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible to stop an anaphylactic shock with adrenaline?

It's possible: Adrenalin or Epinephrine is the treatment of choice for severe allergic reactions including anaphylaxis with or without shock. The key to effectiveness is early treatment. People with asthma are at higher risk for severe allergic reactions. There is Epipen and now Auvi-Q for self injectable epinephrine. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how adrenaline or being afraid makes shock (physiology) worse, physiologically?

Can you tell me how adrenaline or being afraid makes shock (physiology) worse, physiologically?

Complex: The question is unclear, and the physiology of shock is beyond 400 characters. Many hormones are involved in fear and shock. Norepi and epi are secreted; both accelerate the heart and cardiac output. NE increases BP and vasoconstricts; Epi vasodilates. Depending on the cause of shock these vascular effects could complicate matters, but there are other hormones/local mediators involved. ...Read more

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Really sleepy, tried. But can't sleep. As soon as i drift off I am jerked awake, shocked awake with palpation fast hb like a adrenaline rush. Wats up?

Really sleepy, tried. But can't sleep. As soon as i drift off I am jerked awake, shocked awake with palpation fast hb like a adrenaline rush. Wats up?

Need an evaluation: Are you taking any medicine? Your chest pain needs to be looked at closer, and there are possible components/ questions that need to be answered. ...Read more

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Why do we administer adrenaline im instead of IV in case of an anaphylactic shock? And why can't adr be given in a hypovolemic shock?

Why do we administer adrenaline im instead of IV in case of an anaphylactic shock? And why can't adr be given in a hypovolemic shock?

Both: The IV dose needs to be very diluted vs the im. The im dose can be given faster without any preparation prior whereas the IV dose needs time to set up and requires cardiac monitoring. Since time is of the essence, the im dose gets there sooner. ...Read more

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If someone was going into anaphylaxis shock, and no epinephrine was available and emt was 15mins away what could one do to keep the victim alive ?

Steroidantihistame: AS Dr. Michael Zacharisen suggests you need to deal with physical shock. In addition, a large dose of any glucocorticoid such as prednisone, or decadron should be given, if available. Have them chew the pills for faster absorption, and antihistamines like Benadryl in normal doses can help. Pseudoephedrine, while not recommended if you have these other medications, can help sustain blood pressure. ...Read more

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How to treat anaphylactic shock if I'm on propranolol for WPW? Was warned I couldn't use Epipen (epinephrine) but concerned if I have reaction

How to treat anaphylactic shock if I'm on propranolol for WPW? Was warned I couldn't use Epipen (epinephrine) but concerned if I have reaction

Had anaphylaxis?: If you have suffered anaphylaxis, first see an allergist and have him/her discuss with your cardiologist changing propranolol to another anti-arrhythmic drug. There are medications that will be effective for anaphylaxis in patients who are on propranolol, If you haven't suffered from anaphylaxis and have no life-threatening allergies, stop worrying. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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


Dr. Tia Tortoriello
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Epinephrine (Definition)

Epinephrine is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more