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Feelings Of Euphoria
Is it normal for testosterone replacement therapy to cause feelings of euphoria, and elevated well-being?
Euphoria generally means a state of great happiness or well-being. In non-medical contexts, it's wonderful to feel euphoric. "peak experiences" involving spirituality, family, or nature can lead to euphoria. However, euphoria may also occur artificially, as a drug effect, or as a result of brain injury or mania. In these cases euphoria may point to the need to ...Read more
Is it normal for testosterone to cause significantly increased mood (elevated well-being, and feelings of mild euphoria)?
Yes!: If you're taking supplemental testosterone, the answer would be "yes." but you should be cautioned (no, make that a severe warning), that as (i am assuming), an otherwise healthy 18 yo with a normal baseline "t" level, by supplementing with any androgen at a critical time in your growth and body development may be doing yourself harm, and may become "dependent" (to maintain your "t"). Don't do it! ...Read more
I just recently started on ritalin, (methylphenidate) and i experience extreme feelings of mania and euphoria. I've never been like this before. What's causing this? :)
It's possible for : Stimulants to precipitate a true manic episode in a person with a pre-existing mood disorder (bipolar disorder), though it's not as common as with ssri's (zoloft, paxil). Stop the ritalin (methylphenidate). Any side effect of a stimulant should be gone 24 hours after the last dose. Please call your psychiatrist now for both immediate help ; non-stimulant options for your adhd. ...Read more
I have these weird/amazing feelings that something good will happen. What causes this feeling of euphoria?
A few possibilities: Possibilities include medications or recreational drugs; certain types of seizures; bipolar disorder (manic depression); brain injury or tumor; a personality style that needs to idealize ("always see the bright side"). One issue is time course: lasts a few minutes, weeks, all the time? Best to have an evaluation in person. Start with your primary care doctor, or a mental health professional. ...Read more
I have phases of euphoria and sadness, feelings of low self esteem, tiredness, Panic attacks in arguments and phases of self harm since I was a child.
Not sure but....: Dopamine a brain neuro transmitter and endorphan a naturally occuring opioid substance are thought to be important in the production of joy, happiness, euphoria. Falling in love triggers the reward pathway which in turn liberates dopamine. Unfortunately drug abuse can do the same thing and hence addiction. ...Read more
I am having quick sensations of this really weird feeling of a euphoria like feeling and my tounge feels numb and tingles but it's gone in one second.
I'm weaning off EFFEXOR, (venlafaxine) can euphoria/excitation/feeling of being high be a withdrawal symptom?
Inappropriate mood: Sudden bouts of laughter may be a condition called pseudobulbar affect. A neurologist can tell you if that is the case and look for underlying causes. Mood disorders and certain drugs are also associated with euphoria. A psychiatric evaluation can help you figure out what is going on. ...Read more
"it's all good": Euphoria generally means a state of great happiness or well-being. In non-medical contexts, it's wonderful to feel euphoric. "peak experiences" involving spirituality, family, or nature can lead to euphoria. However, euphoria may also occur artificially, as a drug effect, or as a result of brain injury or mania. In these cases euphoria may point to the need to treat an underlying disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: It depends on what you enjoy personally, but some ways include: dancing, music, enjoying nature, holotropic breathwork (sometimes) and falling in love. Some seek euphoria through the use of psychedelic substances like mushrooms, lsd, etc -- and some indigenous people use similar things in ceremony. But these aren't necessarily "natural" to other cultures, and euphoria is not the goal either. ...Read more
Euphoria: Exagurated sense of well-being. True.Get a more detailed answer ›
Mania & euphoria: Euphoria is possible without being bipolar or manic, but can also appear in a bipolar person's initial stages of mania. S/he feels confident, buoyant, ready to take on anything. Mind feels sharp & clear. Sounds pleasant, no? But then the episode intensifies into full mania, with increasing loss of judgment, restlessness, impulsivity, decreasing need for sleep, rapid speech, irritability, etc. ...Read more
Enhanced Dopamine: Stimulants affect the brain by enhancing dopamine production, inducing feelings of well being often interpreted as euphoria. This can become a highly addictive state, and usually becomes harder to achieve as tolerance to the stimulant develops. Stimulants activate the Sympathetic and Central nervous systems which can lead to reduced experiencing of discomfort. ...Read more
Possibly: Amantadine is a medication approved to treat the flu and is used as an anti-parkinson agent. There are a number of psychiatric side effects including psychosis, suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, hallucinations and confusion. With so many psychiatric side effects one might interpret a person becoming euphoric. Recent evidence suggests it is not as effective as previously reported. ...Read more