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Can people who cut themselves get that endorphine high all the time or only when they intentionally cut themselves?
A bit hard to answer: The endorphins usually come well after the pain response of cutting. The Adrenalin rush of conflict, stress, drama, pain is what comes before the endorphin release. It is likely that the Adrenalin is the more common internal chemical being released. There are healthier ways to achieve release of both and the recommendation would be to learn skills that help persons accomplish this. ...Read more
Endorphin shock can someone explain to me the symptoms of this and what it truly means how does it happen?
Some relief with act: Very complex question and hard to answer. The body has endorphins or endogenous morphines released by the pituitary gland in the brain and act as neurotransmitters in our bodies. These can be release from the brain with exercise, excitement, pain, eating spicy food, and sexual activity. These can cause the endorphin shock. There is still some discussion on this and is complex but short reply ...Read more
Completely different: Adrenaline is a hormone made by the adrenal glands that is a stress, "fight or flight" hormone, released with physical or emotional stress. Endorphins are morphine like peptides made in the brain and pituitary gland that help decrease pain, produce a "pleasure" type of feeling and are released during exercise, pain, sexual activity. ...Read more
Neurotransmitters: Come in both excitatory and inhibitory forms. You need to know the levels of each. Can you tell us why you want to do this? Neurotransmitter levels can be lab tested. Www. Neuroscienceinc. Com has a good panel using urine as the sample, which is the best way to go. Peace and good health. Please see your doc. ...Read more
Endorphins: Endorphins are among the brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters, which function to transmit electrical signals within the nervous system. At least 20 types of endorphins have been demonstrated in humans. Endorphins can be found in the pituitary gland, in other parts of the brain, or distributed throughout the nervous system. ...Read more
If a paraplegic person masturbates does he still experience endorphin release even if he can't feel the act?
Are there medications out there that are non-narcotic and work specifically on the increase of dopamine and endorphin levels?
What Dr Junig said!: Wellbutrin (or bupropion) is an excellent medication for folks who have previously struggled with drug addiction. It is not addictive, helps many to avoid use, and does not cause weight gain or sexual side effects. It also helps people quit smoking (and is marketed as zyban). This medication does not control anxiety, however. Increase endorphins by exercising vigorously! ...Read more
What's the approximate half life for the endorphins that are released after orgasm or ejaculation? How endorphin affect skeletal muscle (relax, tense)?
Here are some...: Your Q is scientifically specific, but would not clinically applicable for all humans since the degree & duration of feeling relaxed & tired after orgasm widely vary among all humans reflecting their age and overall general health since coitus is a process of very heavy mental & physical drainage; so the elderly can afford to have sex as often as they age. More? Ask Doc. ...Read more
What are the direct dangers to the brain and effect of impairing glutamate, endorphine and GABA functioning with alcohol?
See Below: Chronic abuse of alcohol causes dysregulation of the neurotransmitters, the receptors that these neurotransmitters act on also change. Alcohol is a depressant so the brain tries to balance itself out if chronically exposed, when alcohol is removed, brain cannot adjust back quickly, and is hyperexcited with excess glutamate, decreased GABA and endorphins, thus withdrawal and cravings begin. ...Read more
I have sever depression/anxiety. It seems the only medications that work are ones that increase endorphins. Do I maybe have an endorphin deficiency?
Not good treatment: Your first stop should be a medical exam ; workup to rule out medical conditions that may be contributing to your symptoms. Next, you should know that medication alone is not optimal treatment for anxiety or depression. For most depressed patients, the effects of antidepressant medication are indistinguishable from placebo. Proper treatment is *psychotherapy* (or therapy + meds), not meds alone. ...Read more