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Random Adrenaline Jolts...?

I wasn't quite sure where to post this, but my latest doc suspected it might be neurological so hopefully this thread can help me out...

I'm a 22 year old female, in decent shape and moderately decent health. Out of nowhere a few weeks ago, I began experiencing what felt like random jolts of adrenaline. It usually occurs when I'm laying down and completely relaxed (like when I watch TV, read, or try to fall asleep), but it has happened while walking and standing still. Sometimes I get a slight uneasy feeling right before it happens, and other times it will occur without any warning. I felt a rush in my head and a pound in my heart, and my entire body convulses for a second, and I can feel the tingly adrenaline course down my limbs and into my fingers and toes. I also get pretty dizzy for a minute afterwards. Each episode is only a second or two long, and they often happen multiple times per day.

I do have anxiety, but this feels very different from an anxiety attack, and I'm not under any abnormal amounts of stress. And like I said, it usually happens when I'm totally relaxed--plus, my doctor doesn't think it's anxiety-related.

I went to a cardiologist and he did an ECG and 48 hour holtor monitor--both of which yielded normal results. I had blood work done which failed to show any signs of blood sugar or thyroid problems.

I find it also important to note that I've always had low blood pressure, and I have trouble standing up quickly after sitting or laying down. And sometimes when I move my arms above my head, my vision starts to black out and I get lightheaded. But doctors have never seemed too concerned about this.

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I have the exact same thing happening to me. I have low, but normal range blood pressure too. I am healthy, work out, 34yr female. I don't know what these jolts are, but they are exactly as you described.
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Just curious here, did you ever get a diagnosis for your issue?  It does sound like some anxiety issue to me, but my main thought is that you need to have a CT or MRI done of your brain!
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Hi Scorpiochild,
Just to let you know that I have the same thing as you and none of the doctors I have been to have have any idea what it could be.

These are my symptoms.  Like you I do not feel like I am under any above normal stress and my health is otherwise very good.

Symptoms
• A pulse/jolt from time to time.  Affects hand/foot/arm.
• A jolt that seems to affect all body
• After above, sometimes feel sickly, dizzy, lack of concentration.
• After some episodes my heart is racing, plus feel sickly, dizzy, lack of concentration.
Struggle to read without feel like it will happen again.
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