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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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Split second head rush and adrenaline sensation?

Split second head rush and adrenaline sensation?

Head rush: Hard to say with this little information. It may be orthostatic hypotension -- a drop in blood pressure with change in position. ...Read more

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Docs, could a sudden rush of adrenaline cause a person to have edema?

Docs, could a sudden rush of adrenaline cause a person to have edema?

No: Hi. No, not as a rule. That's a nebulous question, however. Anything more specific? ...Read more

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Why does it feel like my heart is racing but its not? My pulse is within normal range but it feels like a rush of adrenaline in my chest. Anxiety?

Why does it feel like my heart is racing but its not? My pulse is within normal range but it feels like a rush of adrenaline in my chest. Anxiety?

Panic Attacks?: There are a number of different types of anxiety disorders. A common type of anxiety reaction is a panic attack. These typically occur suddenly and can have a variety of symptoms such as anxiety, sweating, feeling hot, short of breath, shaky, chest discomfort, etc. Panic attacks sometimes occur in response to specific triggers, but often are completely random events with no identifiable cause. ...Read more

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What happens during an adrenaline rush?

What happens during an adrenaline rush?

Fight or flight: When adrenaline is released, you may have the following symptoms: sweating, palpitations, dilated pupils, dry mouth, constipation, lack of appetite, high blood pressure, anxiety, cold extremities, decreased urine flow, insomnia, dry nose. ...Read more

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Would I be able to get an adrenaline rush everyday?

Yes: Have someone secretly set off a firecracker behind your back. That will get the old adrenaline flowing......... ...Read more

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What do you experience when having adrenaline rush?

Hyper: Adrenaline produces the classic fight or flight response - sweating, rapid and forceful heart beat, high blood pressure, pupillary dilation, tremor, hair standing on end, sense of anxiety, pallor, shortness of breath, diarrhea, vomiting. ...Read more

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Why does my body freeze up whenever I get an adrenaline rush?

Why does my body freeze up whenever I get an adrenaline rush?

Freeze up: I may be wrong but I suspect this is related to major concerns you don't wan't to bring to the front. Please consider a consult with a psychologist - they are usually very helpful. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get stuck in an adrenaline rush? What happens?

No: The "rush" or sudden release of adrenaline is limited unless there is an adrenaline producing tumor which may be diagnosed as hypertension. ...Read more

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What would cause my body to feel like I am having an adrenaline rush?

There is no: Such thing as an adrenaline rush. See the Adrenalin blog for more information. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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What exactly do men experience when they are having an adrenaline rush?

What exactly do men experience when they are having an adrenaline rush?

Fight or flight: When adrenaline is released, you may have the following symptoms: sweating, palpitations, dilated pupils, dry mouth, constipation, lack of appetite, high blood pressure, anxiety, cold extremities, decreased urine flow, insomnia, dry nose, erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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Ikeep getting adrenaline rush in my chest?

Panic excitement?: Panic attacks can feel like an adrenaline rush but before dismissing to anxiety make sure you rule out an irregular heart beat (tachycardia) or medicine side effects (i.e. Synthroid). ...Read more

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Can a 130 pulse be due to an adrenaline rush?

Can a 130 pulse be due to an adrenaline rush?

Possibly: When adrenaline is released, you may have the following symptoms: sweating, palpitations, dilated pupils, dry mouth, constipation, lack of appetite, high blood pressure, anxiety, cold extremities, decreased urine flow, insomnia, dry nose, erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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Can my adrenaline rush problems be a form of anxiety?

Can my adrenaline rush problems be a form of anxiety?

Yes it can: Anxiety and its manifestation whethe cognitive, physical or behavioral involve the serotonin and the adrenergic / noradrenergic systems...So anxiety attacks are practically synonym to the famous fight or flight response that relies heavily on a surge of noradrenergic activity. ...Read more

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Why do I sweat a lot when I'm in adrenaline rush mode?

Why do I sweat a lot when I'm in adrenaline rush mode?

Stimulated glands: Adrenaline, or epinephrine, is the 'fight or flight' response hormone that is produced by the body in times of stress, injury, pain, exercise and other physical or emotional changes. It causes many bodily changes including faster heart beat, tremulous feeling, and sweating, etc. Adrenaline directly stimulates sweat glands to produce sweat. ...Read more

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Is there a medication I can take to induce an adrenaline rush on purpose?

Is there a medication I can take to induce an adrenaline rush on purpose?

WHY??!!!??: Do extreme sports instead to get a natural rush or any sport or exercise. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to decrease adrenaline rush when playing videogames.?

Can you tell me how to decrease adrenaline rush when playing videogames.?

There is: No "adrenalin rush", it is stews, anxiety, anger, competition and even worsened by coffee, energy drinks, etc. ...Read more

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What could a 2 second head rush be that kinda makes you more backwards in your seat? Is this an adrenaline rush

Anything: Any number of things could cause this. The fact that it lasted a couple of seconds requires you see your doctor for a work up. ...Read more

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Is rapid /hard heartbeat normal followed by adrenaline rush even if in bed seems random its happening more often now its been happening for years

No: Decreased heart rate variability can cause a delay in having your heart rate come down after exercise or stressful situations, but if it is episodic and coming on at rest, this should be checked out to rule out arrhythmia. ...Read more

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Worked out all day for the first time in a long time and got a adrenaline rush that did not let me sleep. Shouldn't it be the opposite? Is this normal?

Worked out all day for the first time in a long time and got a adrenaline rush that did not let me sleep. Shouldn't it be the opposite? Is this normal?

Yes it is normal: This is a normal reaction after working out. You have to give your self few hours before you can have a good night sleep after work out. ...Read more

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I kinda lose my mind when I have an adrenaline rush. Is this normal?

I kinda lose my mind when I have an adrenaline rush. Is this normal?

There is: No such thing as an Adrenalin rush, it is due to stress, anxiety, anger, competition and even worsened by coffee, energy drinks, etc. Maybe you need medication or a psychiatrist? ...Read more

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I get an adrenaline rush with anxiety - need some advice on how to prevent this?

I get an adrenaline rush with anxiety - need some advice on how to prevent this?

Treat anxiety: To cut down on symptoms of anxiety, treat the anxiety. Start with a medical evaluation to check for health conditions which could predispose to anxiety or cause these symptoms. Psychiatric evaluation for further treatment, incl. Meds. Psychotherapy (cbt and/or psychodynamic, depending on your needs) can be very helpful. Also meditation & breathing exercises on your own. Avoid stimulants. ...Read more

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What could be causing a feeling of fluttering in the chest and then a mini adrenaline rush.?

Many: Most serious ones are
Angina
Arrythmia,
Anxiety,
Hyperthyroidism,
Electorlyte imbalance,
If it is short lived or persistent?
Does it happen during exercise? ...Read more

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Sometimes I get a butterfly/adrenaline rush feeling throughout my whole body when sitting and doing nothing? Is this anxiety?

Sometimes I get a butterfly/adrenaline rush feeling throughout my whole body when sitting and doing nothing? Is this anxiety?

It could be positive: Anxiety. What people call anxiety usually has a negative feeling connected to it. You are not describing this as a negative experience. Before fun exciting events, we do get a positive rush. This level of "anxiety" helps us do our best on performances or tests. When it goes to too high a level and interferes with performance, it is what we call negative anxiety. ...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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After adrenaline rush, is it normal to feel super shaky and shiver uncontrollably? I get this multiple times a night.

Panic reactions: Suspect you are experiencing panic reactions, but other disorders may be underlying causes. Simple to treat these kinds of disorders. Have your doctor confirm, and do check thyroid and blood functions to be complete. Doubt cardiac issues, but EKG should also be done. ...Read more

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Can high bloos pressure cause head rushes like a adrenaline rush and irritate anxiety?

Can high bloos pressure cause head rushes like a adrenaline rush and irritate anxiety?

High BP: Hypertension is usually without symptoms unless BP is very high or it was present for a long time, then such symptoms are possible. Work with your doctor to monitor your BP & medications. ...Read more

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Is it possible with panic attacks to give yourself an adrenaline rush or head rish by just thinking that it is gonna happen?

Is it possible with panic attacks to give yourself an adrenaline rush or head rish by just thinking that it is gonna happen?

Yes: That could be called: in vitro exposure. It can actually be a very powerful tool. If one can imagine a situation and have a panic attack and then, just allow the anxiety to wash over until it naturally goes away, one can eventually rid themselves of the anxiety. It is part of the exposure & response prevention paradigm and is very effective. If a person cam do it, they can avoid needing medicines. ...Read more

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When I'm trying to fell asleep, I get an adrenaline rush and wakes me up everytime. It looks like anxiety. How to overcome this?

When I'm trying to fell asleep, I get an adrenaline rush and wakes me up everytime. It looks like anxiety. How to overcome this?

Please clarify: The term "adrenaline rush" has no medical meaning. It's a colloquialism. "Adrenaline" isn't a medical term here in the US; here the hormone is called "epinephrine." (It's "adrenaline" in the UK & British Commonwealth.) So you'll have to repost & clarify what YOU mean by "adrenaline rush." ...Read more

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After an adrenaline rush (for no particular reason) is it normal to feel shaky and shiver uncontrollably? If so, why does this happen?

Yes: adrenaline (epinephrine) is the body's way of getting ready for "fight or flight". It produces a heightened state of nerve and muscle activity and then takes a few minutes to resolve after the "flood" has subsided. ...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?

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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I have occasional dizziness accompanied by a feeling like an adrenaline rush, an inability to focus visually for a few seconds plus repetitive yawning?

Back of brain: These symptoms are often associated with disorders of the posterior circulation of the brain. They may be basilar artery migraine. They may be disorders in blood flow to cerebellum. A thorough neurological evaluation would be appropriate including brain scan. ...Read more

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I've been taking Effexor (venlafaxine) for three weeks and am getting an "adrenaline rush" feeling. Is this a temporary side effect, or likely not to go away?

I've been taking Effexor (venlafaxine) for three weeks and am getting an "adrenaline rush" feeling. Is this a temporary side effect, or likely not to go away?

Side effect: Not uncommon with this medication when you start it. If it continues for another 2-3 weeks, talk to your prescribing healthcare provider. This side effect usually goes away in 4-8 weeks. Good Luck. ...Read more

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My heart will beat real hard one time along with an adrenaline rush. It feels like it is going to jump out of my chest. What is happening?

My heart will beat real hard one time along with an adrenaline rush. It feels like it is going to jump out of my chest. What is happening?

-RushJustAin'tABand-: Sounds like your having an extra heart beat. It can make you feel like your neck is going to explode and if they occur too often may give you a headache and lumps in your throat. Sounds like you're having a pretty intense reaction to them. Maybe they're scaring you. Don't be, unless they come frequently and give you chest pains. There's an outside chance something else is a cause so see your doctor. ...Read more

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Epinephrine (Definition)

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