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Adrenalin rushes, how to control them

I seem to be getting free floating anxiety attacks, last night I was just chatting with my husband when I noticed the butterflies in my belly for no reason, then I started with palps etc... I could literally feel the adrenalin buzzing round me.  It was quite scary.  

This morning I got it also, my baby son was having a tantrum and I got the butterflies, I felt so wound up, then another attack came on.

This evening I was encouraging my son to crawl as he is just learning, and I started feeling sickly, getting palps again, tightness in my belly, then butterflies etc... then I could feel the adrenalin buzz again!

I am not thinking about anything at the time, they just come on and they occur more than once a day.  I can't control it.  My pulse rate goes nuts, it goes nuts anyway with mild exertion but I did wonder if it goes nuts on exertion because I am scared to exert myself.  Can subconscious thought cause it?  

I know that some days I am fine, then the thought of going up the stairs because of my chronic fatigue and how mild exertion exhausts me, it leads me to psych myself up to walk up the stairs.  If I am standing for a long time while I wait for hubby to lock the doors etc... I can feel it rising, and by the time I'm upstairs and in bed I have palps, strong ones.  It then takes hours to calm down again.

I am not on anxiety meds as the side effects made my other physical symptoms with the supposed CFS worse, I have enquired about hypnotherapy.  But are there any tips on keeping the free floating attacks from coming on?

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Have you tried yoga or meditation?  I have never tried these techniques myself but know that they are options.  The Linden Method is another med-free route. However, I haven't tried that either.  Wish I could help you more, I too, am looking for a med-free solution to my anxiety.

Good luck!
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I would love an answer to that question as well!!  I have been dealing with daily adrenaline rushes and anxiety symptoms for 7 years now, but for the first few years I was convinced that it was something much more than anxiety.  The heart symptoms bother me the most.  At first I had daily heart pounding, really strong powerful beats that would last almost all day.  A few years ago I developed extra beats that at first only occured maybe once a month but recently I have had as many as 50-100 extra beats per day everyday, along with the pounding.  On the really bad days I can feel the adrenaline overload as I call it because it is a constant state of adrenaline rush.  I too fear exerting myself because of the accompanying symptoms, but I've noticed that when I am forced to really active for a few days, like when moving or doing yard clean-up, that I feel reduced symptoms for up to a week afterwards.  But the adrenaline always builds back up.  The question is how do you detox your body from adrenaline overload??  Or stop our body from over producing it??  If we could answer that question we WOULD get better!  I hope you felt better today!
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Maybe to late but exercise, meditation, and also the red panax ginseng extract is a supplement to controlling adrenaline its the root of ginseng plants, ive taken it and its helped me control my adrenaline, but this was cus i wanted to learn how to harness the power of adrenaline even if its just for a short period of time, but ive learned it helps u control how and when u use adrenaline, also mental hypnosis works somewhat, keep tellin yourself how or what and when u want to use thee energies. trust me its worth it to learn to control them, helps in sports and stressed situations.
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Check drlam.com
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If you're on birth control, I would investigate the possibilities of side effects from that.  I was on hormonal birth control for almost a year and developed anxiety and panic attacks from it.  I've been off of it for almost a month and it still comes and goes, but it takes a while to get your body regulated again.  The attacks have definitely been less severe since I've been off of the BC.  
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I am just the same. What i found helps is a similar diet to diabetics. Whole grain, slow release glucuse foods. Make sure you eat frequently throughout the day. A drop in glucose levels triggeres adrenaline release to trigger your liver to release glucose.
I found eating frquently, but less and no instant glucose foods has helped loads
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I suffered agoraphobia with my anxiety disorder my senior year of high school. I was on and off meds for about 4 years then I went to school for massage therapy. I learned several techniques for coping with my anxiety including: meditation, yoga, positive affirmations, and regular weekly massages. Since then I have been med free for the past 6 years and it has been wonderful. Not many people realize the difference massage therapy can make, it increases serotonin and dopamine levels naturally, and releases endorphins (natural pain killers) and also relaxes the nervous system. It has worked very well for me. I still get very mild occassional anxiety attacks, but I am able to control them because I understand what is going on in my body and I can self talk my way out of an attack. There is a book called SOS Help for Anxiety, its a great place to start to learn about how to self talk your into a better life.
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does anyone ever have weird electric shocks in head, feeling of not being here. Feeling of internal and external shaking, heart racing and pulsating throughout the body. complete fear of death?
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I do almost every day. I started having extreme symptoms about 3 months ago. I went to the ER 4 times within the first month bc the attacks were so intense. Everytime I went, they said that everything is fine that I was just having a panic attack. My symptoms were odd head sensations, tightness around head, parasthesis in chest, arms, and torso, heart palps, and I wouldn't be able to focus on anything during these attacks. I've also been to regular doctors and everything turns out fine everytime. I have been diagnosed with a panic disorder and I have been going to counselling and taking Zoloft and I feel a lot better. The attacks hardly happen, I sometimes have a "dulled" attack, but I can usually control it and tell myself I'm okay. The "complete fear of death" happens to me too, sometimes I wouldn't want to go to sleep in fear of having a heart attack in my sleep. Sometimes I would think that I have a brain tumor or was having a stroke. I've had CT scans, EKGs, ultrasound of my heart, a stress test for my heart, bloodwork, chest x-rays, the whole nine yards, but everything always turns out fine. You should still see a doctor just in case, but it's probably just panic. If you need help, we're all here for you. :)

Sincerely,
Cody
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Me!  Comes in waves all day every day, especially when I'm sleeping.  What do we do?
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Hi

I'm no health expert, and neither are the experts!~

So I decided to research it myself, I decided to take natural vitamins instead of the hardstuff since this might be a life long issue.

Try Executive Stress B formulas and Mood pills with St Jons Wort

I don't condone to Valium and such on an ongoing basis

Only recently I've started to discover my body has been acting differently, so I just have to adjust and balance it.

All those symptoms above are derived from Anxiety and Stress, and can manifest in different forms.  There are many ways to tackle it, so decide on the healthiest way for yourself to do so, exercise and healthy lifestyles definately helps.  If you're overweeight or unfit that's probably your first step. Then check your diet, are you eating out too much? Too much salt?

When did you have your last holiday?  Try taking the public transport instead of driving, or move closer to work since you spend 70% of your time there.

Don't give up finding the answer to your own body :)

Take care
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I used to have all these symptoms but panic attach. I went to a functional medicine doctor for help and with the correct kind of thyroid tests (most MD's don't know much about thyroid function) I was put on a compounded dose of hormones made for my particular chemistry formulated in a lab. Your doctor has to work with a lab to do this. It worked like magic. No more palpitations, no more Graves disease, skin improved, no more butterflies, I sleep like a log, elimination far improved. I urge anyone to find a good functional medicine person in their local. Do an internet search. AND GET A RECOMMENDATION FROM SOMEONE YOU TRUST. The only downside is these doctors may not take insurance. The good news is the treatments are minimal cost after the first tests and very affordable and if the pharmacy doesn't take your insurance, they should give you a form to send in on your taxes. I got all this service in Ocala, Florida.  Dr. Douglas Hall.
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The symptoms that you all are describing are consistent with an anxiety disorder.  It is extremely important to see a physician before trying to treat anxiety to rule out any physical causes for your symptoms.  Seeing a physician should always be the first step.  Once all physical causes have been ruled out for the symptoms you have been experiencing you can definitely start to address the mental health side of the issue.  In my particular case, seeing a psychiatrist, a therapist, meds, and daily relaxation and meditation have really been beneficial.  The thing to remember is this.  People who have physical symptoms from anxiety can almost never control these symptoms.  Them "hitting" you out of the blue, is so typical for this disease!  That's what happens to me, to all of us.  The natural fear we feel as this happens, in my opinion, comes from our apparent lack of control we have over our own bodies and it also has to do with the fight or flight hormones we've got swimming around in there in abundance.  When you are able to use techniques to slow down your sympathetic nervous system response (which causes a lot of the uncomfortable symptoms) and start implementing some positive self-talk to counter act the false statements our brains are telling us, the cycle of anxiety can be broken.  There is hope!  There is so much hope!  It does get more manageable.  It takes a lot of work, and a lot of effort, but it does get better!  Take good care.  Jen
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calcium
magnesium
vitamin D4
B complex
st johns wort
omega 3

try this comonation for a month :)
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as i am typing i am having adrenalin surging thru my body. i have been like this for over 5 years, i had my thyroid checked, came back fine, but my testosterone came back very low. i dont beleive this is causing my adrenalin rushes, they last all day. i know this isnt right with ones body and mind. i wak up in the morning and the rush starts. i'm wondering if this is cause by the adrenal glands not working right. sometimes the rushes are over whelming and i just wonder if i will make it thru the day. does anyone feel like this out there? i know its scary for me.
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Dear Cody
how to get rid of these things. exactly same i am experiencing. all tests are f9. Due to this reason i ve suspended my passion of getting inside a graduate school for engineering doctorate. plz help
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I too have had many of these symptoms, but I do not know how to explain it. I'm 23 years old, and I am a disabled veteran. Served in the army for 5 years, 2 tours to Iraq. Anyways, I have been seen by the VA Mental Health and been given Zoloft for Anxiety. When I have attacks, I can't control them. I have had to go to the ER several times because of it. I will get light headed, chest pains, heart palps, fast heart rate, shortness of breath, and I wouldn't be able to take a deep breath at all. It feels like something is preventing me from breathing right. After my attacks, I have headaches. I never feel safe by myself. I hate driving alone because I feel like nobody is around to help me. I only feel safe when my girlfriend is with me. But I can be sitting at work and fall into an anxiety attack. I don't know if it's adrenaline running or what? I need some advie from others that suffer from this. I'm scared to die and I fear it's my heart. I have had an ultrasound done on my heart though, and it came back fine. Please, someone give me more advice or anything that you believe could help me out.
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please read " Hope and Help for your nerves" by Dr. Weekes it is an excellent book it explains to you how the whole cycle of fear- bewilderment -fear works,first you get an anxious thought or feeling then you start wondering"what's happening?" which is bewilderment then you add the second fear which then turns into a full on panic attack! she also has a wonderful CD that has also helped me.
Good Luck!
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I have been having burning and tingling running up and down my arms and feel the need to pace. Like I can't turn off my mind from worry and fear? Any suggestions.
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EFTor tapping is an excellent med free way of keeping anxiety at bay.You can do it discreetly on the outside edge of your fingers using your thumb while you wait for an interview or when every symptoms occur. If you are at home you can do all 9 meridian points and tap, the one at the notch of collar bone id v effective, pick your fav and tap that point, Excellent.
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Look up a group called Recovery in your state/area. Amazing group!
It is all interlinked:
-you get depressed because you have anxiety
-low blood sugar, poor diet, sugar, caffeine, simple carbohydrates, etc., cause anxiety and depression
-stress causes anxiety
-having anxiety and depression causes stress
-not exercising causes buttloads of problems, but can make anxiety and depression worse. Exercise releases endorphins which elevate mood and it also releases adrenaline which gets your body used to releasing adrenaline when you're resting.
Start slow and work your way into more challenging exercise. Diet and exercise should be the first two things that are altered if you want to feel better.

Jess RN
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Are you referring to http://smartrecovery.org ? Thanks
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I've had the sensation that my brain has been "blinking" on and off very quickly... usually happens in the morning, but it's not accompanied by any rush in adrenaline or increased heart rate/breathing
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I do feel exactly like that.  I have am also having a rush right now as well.  I am pretty sure its hormonal. I am a 41 female and there are some changes happening right now in my body.  I feel like I am healthy, i exercise, and eat right..  I am definitely sure that stress has triggered these adrenaline rushes I have.  I had my first one in spin class.  Its a very vigorous class and itr freaked me out.  Now I just get them every once in a while. Mostly at night.  But, I have had one all day today.  Im scared and am going to see a doctor soon.
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Have you been tested for pheochromocytoma? I have similar symptoms (unexplained adrenaline rushes) and was recently seen by cardiac specialists at Bethesda. they recommended a 24-hour urine test to check my metanephrine levels, which is a strong indicator or whether you have a benign tumor on one or both adrenal glands (which can cause these symptoms).
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Hello to all!
     I have been dealing with anxiety/panic disorder since 1999. I have been off and on meds, through therapy, and researching a lot on this disorder. What I have found that helps me the most is firstly getting in to see a psychiatrist and therapist to find the root of the problem. Keeping a journal of when you have these attacks and what is happening right before they happen, including what your thinking when they happen. Give this to your doctor and therapist and they can help you find the root cause of the attacks.
     Now, dealing with the attacks themselves. I find that daily exercise works well. Just a 30 minute walk will help more than you know. It doesn't have to be fast or overly strenuous. When the attack hits, tell yourself that it is just a panic attack and that it's going to go away like they always do. Then focus on your breathing. I like having a clock around that "ticks". I breathe in to a count of 5 , and then out to a count of five. Just focus on filling your lungs as full as they can get, and then emptying them completely. Try laying down and putting something over your belly button, like a book. Focus your breathing so that the book is the only thing that moves. The point of this is to focus your brain on something other than the panic.
     I have these attacks on a daily basis. Using these simple techniques helps me to get over the attack quickly and move on with my life. I control them now, they don't control me. I really hope that this helps. Good luck and God Bless.
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I had my first such attach when I was 13 things have become a lot worse I am 25 now I have skip beats adrenaline rushes the cardiologist says he cant give me beteblocker bcause I am hypothyroid with low hrt rate I am on xanax it has also stopped working now they put me on ecitalopram prozac zoloft but I cant take them they make my palps worse recently my endo ordered the 24 hour urine test but I am having severe agorphobia panic disorder that I cant get up of my bed any way thnx for your post it does help alot and plz do reply if any of u had the 24 hour cathecolamine test plus which of the ssris are the best for skip beats
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I have a strange chronic condition called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome a collagen disorder that makes us very flexible, but affects all connective tissues inside and out. we get a lot of joint pain as they aren't supported. approx 80% of us have an associated condition called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome or POTS. what you have described sounds an awful lot like POTS. we experience fatigue, uncontrollable sweating, fast heartbeat, light headedness etc...,especially when we stand up or have to stand still for any length of time. You really should see a cardiologist, anything to do with your heart really should be dealt with. I hope you find some answers, and don't let them label you as a nut case or drug seeker. there is obviously something wrong and your symptoms should be waving big red flags to any doctor. x best of luck hun x
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I'm too suffering for extreme anxiety panic disorder, I have continuous fear of my sensations and feelings and even looking at anything it creates fear evry now n then i cant even concentrate anywhere, trapped in a cycle of fear...I know its anxiety,,but how to come out of it.. I was on med last year, now dont wnt to get on meds, any help can i get frm you please.
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I also have anxiety disorder, have a lot of fear..I fear for my own feelings and sensations...the worst part is I cant get rid of any song playing in my mind continuuiously.....I feel like i hve gone crazy...how to practise acceptance
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I have quite the opposite problem and probably shudnt be posting here, I CANT spark adrenaline, because I don't feel fear, or rage, or unhappiness, or any emotion that might activate, the adrenal gland, I CANT GET ANGRY, I sometimes feel in my left shoulder to neck area a powerful electric shock. I try getting mad and my brain shuts down. What is happening?
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I have quite the opposite problem and probably shudnt be posting here, I CANT spark adrenaline, because I don't feel fear, or rage, or unhappiness, or any emotion that might activate, the adrenal gland, I CANT GET ANGRY, I sometimes feel in my left shoulder to neck area a powerful electric shock. I try getting mad and my brain shuts down. What is happening?
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Yes i had mint/electric static in had once. i think it was to my hypthalamus (the home of the nerves).. was weird.. um try to see if your vitamin deficient in any vitamin... i have possible nerve damage..
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Yes, I have it sometimes...Specially when I am going to sleep and thoughts racing in my head thats the time the symptoms kicks in...but when I tried to divert my thoughts to something positive...I can still feel the symptoms you've mentioned...But somehow I can control them..Its just so uncomfortable.
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Hi,
I have had this most all my life and I'm 60 years old. It started in my teens. Soooo...I have had A LOT of experiences with this problem of adrenaline/palpitations/stress/nerves. BIG TIME! Hospitals, doctors, therapists, support groups, pills, vitamins, yoga, books, advise....etc...etc....etc... Sooooo....some work, some don't but there are times when those things that didn't work that they do now. Go figure. I call myself a Panic/Adrenaline Attack Expert.

The irony of all the advise is that is just what it is, advise...no patent answers. Some hings help some people and for a while others, then different situations come and it all comes rushing back. So how do we handle it?

First and far most, it's true to rule out any SERIOUS physical problems, which I doubt very much that most of you have. I didn't either. Many times symptoms make us feel sick but we're not. Those palpitations are telling us something. I'm here to help you with this.

I have learned that I am also a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). Also,  that most people with anxiety disorders ACTUALLY have thin skin on their internal organs, that includes the brain, heart and nerves so they lack protection and react more easily, that includes adrenaline. It has been proven through different types of test the experts have used to see if there is a difference in the brain in people that don't have these disorders and ones that do. This was one of their findings. But they just don't have enough research on the subject yet to give GREAT answers.

In my experience, there is not just one step and it's gone for good. If you are susceptible to this condition, you will probably need to learn ways to deal with it.  I have found that relaxation tapes really work. Espcecially Dr. Emmette Millers tape. There are CERTAIN types of yoga that are extremely helpful for adrenaline rushes. The sound "Haaaaa" while leaning forward in a seated position holding onto your knees, head upward and concaving your upper stomach helps stop the adrenaline. Do this about 3 times and then relax. It is very powerful so go at it slowly and easily. Another thing, do not feel bad if you have to take medication. It's sad when people avoid it because of the social sigma. Go EASY with yourself when it comes to allowing what you need and not allowing what you don't need. Being reasonable is the first step if taking medication. Many times, taking an anxiety medication for a short time is all you might need but the other person might need to take it all their life because of their sensitivities. Another thing is to listen to your body...if it get anxious in certain situations BACK OFF! Don't avoid, but back down. Sometimes we push our fragile selves too far and then we pay for it later. Our bodies speak to us but we always seem to have the final word. Not always a good idea. We need to listen to our bodies too. Most people don't realize that we were created to have an adrenaline rush in the morning to help get us up. Well with people that are sensitive to that, it's overload...FIRST THING!....so take it easy getting up so you don't feel that rush in the morning. The other thing is that this adrenaline rush happens even in GREAT EVENTS like anything that is exciting, parties, Christmas, weddings, even sex or just something that touches your heart, can cause a rush/palpitation/panic! People don't usually realize that it's the excitement (good or bad) that causes the rush. So become aware and back off some and figure out what to do when it happens. I have learned to back off, BUT NOT RUN! If you run then we start to avoiding eventually become agoraphobic, which I have been that too. Many times, just thinking highly of something can set it off....so be aware of your thinking. Write down your thoughts... in a journal if possible... and see what you can change to keep yourself  calmer....journaling is great! Meditation does help too....it's just that it takes so much time, devotion and is extremely disciplined. It's good but I think doing EASY (real) Hatha Yoga (not this Abbs Yoga or Hot yoga....not good for adrenaline rushes) is the best. Also, taking long walks at a good clip, eating less salt and keeping the weight down all helps distress your body.

Don't put yourself down if you are taking medication either. That can cause more panic. Get plenty of sleep too.

I have found that magnesium glycinate chelate has helped me ALOT! And I take regular vitamins too.  But this has calmed the adrenaline down a LOT!

There are several other things that we can do to help ourselves with this condition. Six Healing Sounds by Dr.Tao is a great adrenaline/stress reliever.  

Another thing....try is to keep your atmosphere calm. Calm music, lit candles, nice scents, comfortable clothes....easy foods on the digestion....it really pays off. If you have a paying job, it would be after work that this would be a good time for you to do these things. If you have kids or a demanding mate, make plans that you have this time to YOU NO MATTER WHAT!!!!  It's the difference between having this and not having this and you'll be a better person for them too. And pressures, turn them into small challenges instead of GREAT BIG STRESSES. It will be worth it.

Stay away from the news....it's all bad.....that is one of the things they tell us in our anxiety support group to do. If it's bad enough, YOU WILL HEAR about it. Scary or loud movies/music might be fun SOMETIMES but many times they can produce anxiety that we don't even realize, and that leads to adrenaline rush again and panicking in a movie theatre is no fun!

Massage therapy is VERY helpful! Find a therapist that can work that stress down and not over do it or under do it! Massage clinics are a good start. They know their therapists and can help you pick one that is best suited for your situation. it might cost at first but again, it's worth being without the adrenaline rush/ palpitations/anxiety/ panic......right?

I hope that has helped. If you have any questions I would be glad to try to  help.

Joy
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I've been suffering with anxiety attacks for about 3 years now. The first time I ever had one was quite late at night. I had a pounding headache, but didn't have any paracetamol, so rather stupidly took a muscle relaxant. I then panicked and woke my parents up insisting I was having some severe reaction to the tablets and that I needed to go to hospital. My mum managed to calm me down, but the heart palps where so strong I honestly thought I was having a heart attack or something.

I didn't have another panic attack until about 6 months later when I was on holiday. Again it happens quite late at night, around 11pm - midnight. I was under quite a lot of stress at the time (problems at work, sick relative, relationship problems), but there was no real cause of my anxiety.  Over the next 6 weeks, the frequency of the attacks increased greatly, until I was having one every day. I started thinking they were down to food, and refused to eat anything with olive oil, raspberries or strawberries for fear that it would cause an attack.

My attacks usually start as chills and butterflies / weird sensations in my stomach, almost like hunger pangs, followed by a rush of adrenaline that would hit my head (like the panic you feel when you think you've lost your wallet), like my head is crawling with insects. Then I get heart palpitations and my mouth goes really dry and I start to shake uncontrollably. Sometimes, the shakes are so bad that my hands vibrate on the inside and my fingers get stuck in a bent position from the tension. During one attack I actually went very faint, banged my head and lost all feeling in my hands and feet. It was after this that I decided to see a doctor, who prescribed me with a muscle relaxant to help with the shakes, and an antidepressant. It was a very mild antidepressant, and I only took 1/4 tablet, but after taking it I had the worst panic attack of my life so refused to ever take them again. My dad tried to talk with me during the day, and I was unable to reply. I was slurring my words and felt like I was trapped inside my own body. I have since read that sometimes anxiety can be caused by serotonin levels being too high. Your body produces adrenaline to counteract the serotonin, but then these levels get so high your body has to do something to expel it. Antidepressants work by increasing serotonin levels, so if it's true panic attacks can be caused by these being too high, then that explains why I reacted so badly.

Weirdly, as winter approached, the number of attacks I was having reduced and I think between December 2012 and April 2013 I only had about 3 panic attacks. Then summer arrived, and the attacks came back. Again, they mainly happened at night and I would then take ages to settle back to sleep. Sometimes I would only get 2 hours sleep, and I was so tired at work the following day that I would feel even more stressed, which in turn made the panic attacks stronger. It got to a point where they became so bad that I was signed off work by the doctor for a month and then was only allowed to work part time for another month, before returning full time. I was prescribed nortrolin, and found that it did actually help a little. Then I went on holiday for 4 weeks, and during the whole time I didn't have a single attack, so stopped my meds. Over last winter I suffered just one panic attack, which was mid-December, and I didn't have another one until this May. After that one, I didn't have another one until thursday last week, but in the past week I've already had 3.

I really do not understand what causes my panic though. I live in a mountain village in Switzerland and we have a lot of thunderstorms in the summer. I'm very sensitive to pressure changes (I can tell when it's going to snow in winter for example) and I find that when there is a storm brewing my anxiety gets worse. This may explain why my panic attacks occur in summer. I've also heard that when the Foehn winds blow (evil winds), anxiety can be worse. In fact, there was an article by an American guy who had lived all over the world, but since living in Switzerland, he'd developed severe anxiety and depression. He started seeing a therapist, who noticed that every time the Foehn winds blew, all her foreign clients would call her having a melt down. Apparently it's caused by the increase in positive ions in the air (much the same as when there is a thunderstorm) and this effects your serotonin and adrenaline. Much like with most things surrounding anxiety and panic attacks, there isn't much scientific research to back any of this up. It would be really lovely to have some kind of answer as to what is causing my anxiety though. Perhaps then I can actually learn how to manage it.
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Magnesium is the key...check it out on Dr. Carolyn Dean's website. It has truly helped me after all these years! There are all kinds of magnesium, so the type and amount is the key to ridding yourself of these adrenaline symptoms; adrenaline rushing, palps and anxiety, etc,  She explains in detail how this all works. Too much calcium is an excitatory mineral which causes us to be in a state of panic all the time without having panicky thoughts. Our diets and supplements are full of calcium. Magnesium on the other hand is a relaxant and we may only get 200 mg. a day, if we're lucky, which is too low. So many (may be all of us) people are depleted of magnesium because of the lack of it in our soil And the DV% is being studied again because a long time ago our soil had plenty of magnesium so our supplements didn't need more than 200 mg. Nevertheless, that is one of the main reasons why so many people are suffering with all these  symptoms. Check it out, you will be so glad you did!

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I was born with a condition called Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. My 17stage Hydroxy Progesterone level is 10,500 when when the normal levels are around 300. This causes an out of control adrenalin rush that is pretty much constant. I'm glad that I found this community because other than taking Prednisone which has no effect on decreasing my adrenal induced anxiety. I've talked to my Endocrinologist about this issue and he hasn't been very helpful. I welcome any help I can get.  
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