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What causes random chills down the spine? From internal adrenalin?

What causes random chills down the spine? From internal adrenalin?

Need more info: Hard to answer this question without knowing more about the type of chills (shaking, persistent, frequent), and other symptoms which may be occurring in the same or near time periods. Have you taken your temperature when this happens, are there chances you may be infected with something? ...Read more

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Chills (Definition)

Chills may occur at the beginning of an infection and are usually associated with a fever. Chills are caused by rapid muscle contraction and relaxation, and are the body's way of generating heat when it feels that it is cold. Chills often predict the coming of a fever, or an increase in ...Read more


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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

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What causes random adrenaline rushes throughout whole body? Even when doing nothing? Does it mean i'm anxious? 29/f

What causes random adrenaline rushes throughout whole body? Even when doing nothing? Does it mean i'm anxious? 29/f

Stress: Anxiety releases the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline, this can be produced by your thoughts alone. Negative or fearful thinking can release these hormones. Try using the free anti anxiety app for daily support, exercises, videos and homework to help you lessen anxiety in lasting ways. Best. ...Read more

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What causes adrenaline rushes and muscle jerks yhrough.my head and body when lieing down to sleep and fast heart.palpulations?

What causes adrenaline rushes and muscle jerks yhrough.my head and body when lieing down to sleep and fast heart.palpulations?

Medication? : You could be having a reaction to medication, or too much caffeine. You could also have over active thyroid or other medical problems. Check with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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I always feel sleepy and I'm mildly anxious all the time. I experience frequent chills down the spine. I've also checked my BP but it is normal.

Parents to approve: Unfortunately, telemedicine consultations be done without your parents' approval since you're a minor. Have them set up an account and then, on your behalf they can ask questions for you. Otherwise, you may also consider asking them to set up an appointment to see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Random chills up my spine, up to 5 a day normal? I suffer from chronic epididymitis. Urine test and ultrasound normal. Chills last a couple second.

Random chills up my spine, up to 5 a day normal? I suffer from chronic epididymitis. Urine test and ultrasound normal. Chills last a couple second.

Unclear: Your chills up the spine are likely not related to your chronic epididymitis. Random, recurring 'chills up the spine' an unusual symptom, possibly suggestive of some overstimulation of the autonomic nervous system. ...Read more

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Small non life threatening suprises give me an enormous adrenalin rush, so much I shake and have to sit down. This recently started a few months ago?

Small non life threatening suprises give me an enormous adrenalin rush, so much I shake and have to sit down. This recently started a few months ago?

Zebra: Hi. There is an extremely rare condition in which an adrenal gland over secretes catecholamine hormones, but it's so rare that even we endocrinologists see it very infrequently. The cardinal symptoms are headaches, palpitations, sweating, and tremor, and the cardinal signs are high blood pressure and fast heart rate. If I had to bet, I'd bet you don't have it just because it's so rare (a "zebra") ...Read more

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I keep getting a adrenalin rush type feeling just randomoly when doing normal day to day activities. im not anxious or anything.what could cause this?

I keep getting a adrenalin rush type feeling just randomoly when doing normal day to day activities. im not anxious or anything.what could cause this?

Caffeine? Meds?: Caffeine and some meds, including supplements, as well as rec. drugs can cause brief feelings that could feel like a rush. A rush is a nonspecific feeling, what do you mean by it? A tingling? alertness? feel hot or cold or shaky? Details are important to help. If the symptoms are brief and not frequent and you fine the rest of the time, see if you can notice when and why it occurs and see doc. ...Read more

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What disorder or neurological factor can cause adrenalin to rush through the face?

What disorder or neurological factor can cause adrenalin to rush through the face?

Flushing?: I assume you are referring to the process of flushing. Excitement or embarrassment can cause an increase in the flow of blood to the face. You will blush and may feel pounding of the heart and catch in the breath. This may involve Adrenalin from the sympathetic nervous system, but is quite complex. ...Read more

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Can Flonase cause your body to feel more anxious or like you have a little more adrenalin being released?

Can Flonase cause your body to feel more anxious or like you have a little more adrenalin being released?

Unusual: Nasal steroid sprays such as Flonase are usually well tolerated. The most common side effect is nose bleeds. They don't cause a release of adrenalin. While anxiety is not a typical side effect, if the nose spray is stopped and the symptoms go away, that would suggest a link. It would be important to exclude other reasons for the anxiety symptoms. ...Read more