Hi, Yes It is anxiety and adrenalin surges sounds like---- no fear, just take the klonepin he gave you and do anxiety classes somewhere and get books on reframing your thinking patterns. Take meds to stop anxiety in the meantime- You'll be fine-- I have always gone thru peiods in my life like this...Dont forget to get off the sugar and caffeine.
hi, my name is david jenkins and i am a 19 year old freshman in college. i think i have a similar situation. during the summer going into my freshmen year of college i had an adrenaline surge situation that caused me to go into afib... now whats funny is i had never had any history of any heart problem.the cardiologist did chest xrays and took blood but they all were fine... anxiety and panic runs deep in my family... i also have these adrenaline rushes that start in my stomach and rush up thru my chest and neck causing pounding beats or palps..... ive been recently prescribed celexa.... does this sound like anxiety?
I have had similar symptoms recently and just went to the endochronologist. She is running a couple of 24 hour urine tests to determine if there is a malfunction of the adrenal gland caused by a growth. You should not let a doctor simply give you anti anxiety pills and go on your way. These pills will work in the very short term, but simply mask the very real symptoms. Often times these things have concrete physiological causes that can be quantified and treated. Even if they are in fact true "panic attacks", you should persue physhological counseling and/or hypnotherapy to help you to manage the underlying issues. Simply taking pills or thinking possitively is passive and generally completely innefectual. Believe me, I tried for weeks to "ignore it so it would go away" and it simply does not work.
I just recently began getting these strange anxiety surges while trying to sleep, I've had other anxiety related symptoms before (constant light headedness e.c.t)
but this i do not understand! it was so bad the other night i didn't sleep at all! ;)
i only get them when i am about to fall asleep....feeling relaxed and thinking of nothing, and then wham! i'm wide awake with that sickly feeling in my stomach and a pounding heart.
does anyone have any leads on what this is and why it happens, if anxiety related why does it strike at rest?
i feel like i am loosing it! ;(
Hi there, I have experienced a lot of the same body symptoms that all of you have mentioned! I never had these symptoms in the past and then something traumatic happened to bring this on. I have researched it a lot and even had doctors prescribe me antidepressants for my anxiety. I refuse to take them because I would rather deal with my anxiety then other side affects on top of it too. I know that B Vitamins really play a huge role in helping with stress and anxiety, cause there's certain ones that help with stabilizing your adrenaline. Also, vitamin D is also essential. Stay away from caffine, refined sugar, and alcohol. These do not help. Eating oatmeal before bed time can help and a banana too. There's a lot of different remedies out there, you have to look them up. Tryptohan really helps to calm you down and it can be found in turkey, eggs, and other foods. Its an essential amino acid that your body needs and can not produce on its own. Sometimes when we have a depletion of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, our body can start to do weird things. So research these ideas and also keep in touch with your doctor about anything you change or take in supplement form. Just keep in mind that there's always a natural alternative to healing instead of prescriptions. Maybe consulting with a nutritionist would be helpful too! Exercise helps to release endorphines which help heal your body and help make you happy. Sometimes your body can have a build up of to much adreneline and you just have to work out to alleviate it. Whatever you do, be careful not to over do anything. Take care of your body and in return your body will take care of you. Adrenaline fatigue can also get you too. So do your homework and try to see what works best for you. It's important to remember that your body cannot make certain amino acids, vitamins, and minerals on its own and that why we get them through foods and supplements to give our body what it needs to properly function mentally and physically. Sometimes all it takes is a chemical imbalance in our body or brain to start up these symptoms to let you know that there's something going on and it needs to be fixed. Don't let the doctors throw meds in your face without ruleing out other causes or other options for treatments. They are supposed to be there to help you get better from the cause, not just tearing your symptoms. So be tough and stand your ground. Good luck and God Bless you all!!
I also experienced an attack, not caused by fear or anxiety, I was at rest and had a surge of adrenaline and my heart jumped to 144 bpm for several minutes, couldn't breathe, a bad tremor, nausea. called 911. after about 10 minutes, it slowed to 110 bpm, then, more attacks 5 more times on the way to the hospital, I was in and out of consciousness. since then, I have had 6 more episodes, the md prescribed toprol and ativan, I had a 24 hr holter monitor, 24 hr urine (no results yet) , normal ecg, all normal ekgs,. the heart md said you are not going to die from it, just lay down until it passes. well, when it happens, it feels like I am going to die, they don't understand because I am a healthy 38 yo. female, no smoking or drinking. the medicine has lessened the severity of recent attacks, but I'm afraid constantly I will have another one, and they are debilitating.
just to let you know. you are not crazy and you are not alone. I am a 44 year old female and experience the same thing at least 3-4 times a week. I'm awoken from a deep sleep to a reality of terror, with fear, heat palpitations, chest pain, tremors and the the most awful feeling of impending death; as if I was having a heart attack. I've been searching the internet and and am taking comfort, unfortunately, in knowing that I'm not alone. in severe cases where i can't calm myself down, i too have to take ativan. i find, listening to 'solitudes' music really helps and splashing my face with cold water sometimes as well. Stay strong.. We will get through this.. sherieb
what did the afib cause? was it something you could feel?
did you need medial attention?
You have given me comfort is knowing I am not alone either. I have attacks about every couple of weeks. Adrenaline surges, chest and arm pain, shortness of breath, palpitations and that over all panic feeling of "this is it". I have been taking Klonpin now for about 3 years off and on--after an embarrassing call to 911. Can this just be a woman thing? I worry about EVERYTHING and nothing at all. Let me know if you have found any other solutions. I hate to keep running to the doctor claiming the sky is falling but it's so scary - and expensive.
J in NM
I am a 41 year old male. I was put in hospital for three days last spring for what I felt was a heart issue. My chest was having pains and spasms.
I continue to have chronic stomach cramps and adrenaline rushes.
Just this past weekend I went to the ER because I didn't feel right. I felt lightheaded, scared, and difficult breathing. I held my daughters hand in the car thinking it might be the last time I might see her.
Panic disorder is real and we need to push for help!
Hi. I'm a 37 year old male in the UK. I went to the doctors recently with mild chest pain/ache and an ECG was done. The ECG picked up an abnormality typical with someone who was suffering a heart attack. I was taken to hospital and seen by cardiologists. All tests came back negative which ruled out any heart trauma but ECG showed a constant abnormality. I was seen by a consultant who diagnosed me with Type 1 Brugada Syndrome. The pain I was feeling was put down to muscular skeletal from weight training. Last Sunday morning, I was in bed snoozing. I could feel an adrenaline rush building and then suffered a huge hit to my heart which made me shoot out of bed and I suffered a panic attack. I have never had this before and I thought I was suffering a heart attack. I was taken into hospital and put on a heart monitor for 24 hrs. Nothing other than my ECG abnormality showed so I was fitted with a heart trace / recall to register any further episodes. Since then, I too have been suffering these feelings of adrenaline in my chest while trying to go off to sleep. I.have recorded these feelings and cardiologists have examined the data. There is no sign heart issues so I have put it down to anxiety ( which I have suffered since a child ). I have been assured these episodes are not heart related so would like to offer you all some reassurance.
It is very interesting to read the comments above and would welcome any questions anyone may have.
I feel everyone's pain here. It's so awful. I hate the adrenaline feeling. I go to cognitive therapy and it works but I just hate hate the adrenaline. We should start a online support group up with everyone on here :) to exchange tips etc.
Kath77, I'm a healthy 37 y.o. female, perfect blood pressure. Started out with insomnia, on the 2nd day noticed a strange feeling in my stomach, like crawling, visceral squeezing, like while on a roller-coaster, and lack of appetite. On 3rd night had a rapid heart beat episode that lasted a few minutes, went to ER, had another one - in a way, a blessing, cause they didn't believe anything was wrong. ER doc said that it wasn't life threatening, that it was supraventrical tachycardia and sent me on my way. I'm going to see a reg. physician today. I now think that the strange sensations in my belly is due to surges of adrenaline, I also get chills, lightheadedness, I feel pressure and heat in what appears to be my jugular veins and my heart pounds loudly. I took a 5 mg melatonin pill last night and had 8 oz of red wine before bed to help me relax and after 2-3 hours I finally felt myself relax and was able to sleep till early morning. Symptoms came back soon after.
I too have been suffering from these adrenaline surges, which then causes a very rapid heart rate. I've been to the ED 4 times and every time they say "you must be stressed". But on none of theses occasions have I felt stressed at all. Three times I was getting ready for bed. The cardiologists put me on atenonol (beta blocker), but says there is nothing wrong. Besides the adrenaline rush and the rapid heart rate, I also experience an increase in urination during the episodes and terrible shaking in my arms. The worrying about when these random attacks will happen again is exhausting. Has anyone had a definitive result/outcome that they could share?
Hello , just another person looking for answrs , that just never seem to be anywhere . I'm 25 years old , male , I have been very athletic my whole life , until the most recent year, this past two-three months I have been having a sensation of adrenaline rushes right before I fall asleep . It happens about 2-3 times a week. I close my eyes and right as I start to doze off, I'm woken up by a feeling I can only describe as if a friend popped out from behind the couch and scared the living sh** out of you. I jump up from my sleep and grab my heart, and my heart is racing . This can happen to me about 20 times a night . Starting from 12am until 7am when my body is so frustrated and exhausted it finally falls asleep. After these episodes started happening , I started to wear my Fitbit to bed to track my sleep. When these episodes happen, and I jump out of bed from the scare, I check my Fitbit and it will say 120 bpm, and then it will drop back down 60 where I start to doze off again and then the cycle repeats itself . Also my heart rate goes very fast then slow, then fast again, within seconds . I have had slight anxiety my whole life but never full blown panic attacks. I have taken a very small dose of Klonapin for years and have recently stopped 6 months ago. Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions . I have seen cardiologists and other doctors pertaining to this issue and they say all my tests are negative and I'm healthy and to stop worrying , but this is not healthy .
does anyone here tried "zafrine" thers not mich details about this med.
I get the exact same symptoms & it's almost always when relaxed, but especially when starting to doze off to sleep. It rushes up through my chest & jerks me wide awake & nerve wracked. Usually goes on for hours & I either get zero sleep or a matter of an hour or two if I'm lucky. I am completely exhausted, frustrated, unnerved & at a loss. I have been to the ER twice for heart work ups to only come back normal & no answers. Only told I was having a severe stress response & anxiety. I have never had panic attacks before in my life. Just very anxious in certain situations like public speaking or test anxiety type stuff. I did have a LOT of stress for the few months prior to the onset of this happening to me every night. And was having dizziness, palpitations, heart racing & pounding very forcefully. Started having short rushes gradually here & there when at work through the day randomly, but short lived at first. Now every single night this haunts me & makes me feel like I am literally dying & every morning that I get up I thank God I actually woke up or survived another traumatizing night. My mental state is starting to suffer, as I am exhausted & beyond frustrated. But I am going to keep trying to figure this out. I just turned 48 so not sure if hormone related, stress related or potentially looking at possibly something along the lines of adrenal fatigue as I have several symptoms related to that, as well. I tried Celexa for a short time but still had bad episodes & read that it can have MAJOR side effects with my Nexium which I need for my stomach. I pray daily for guidance from God to help find a reason behind these symptoms & a way to eliminate or at least manage them.
I am experiencing similar symptoms of adrenaline with rapid heart rate that fluctuates even at rest. I am getting tested for adrenal fatigue. Most western medicine docs do not consider this a condition so see a naturopath. I am taking the 24 hour cortisol saliva test along with sex hormone testing. Sometimes saliva tests can be helpful if snapshot blood tests are not enough. It ***** when you feel awful, but docs say everything is normal. Also, think about adding magnesium taurate to your supplements. Start out with a low dose if you are on a beta blocker since magnesium acts in the same way to normalize blood pressure and heart rate. I'm also researching CoQ10 and running it by my cardiologist and naturopath. Don't give up on your health. Only you know how you are truly feeling!!
Do you know how to reduce the random uncontrollable adrenaline rushes that causes the heart to beat fast ? I do get them everyday when I go outside or see someone i love or hate ..
your response will help a lot please..
I went to the Er a lot and did a lot of tests and all came back normal so it must be a panic and anxiety disorder
I am a 48 yo male with these same exact symptoms for the last 7 mo's. in and out of ER's. 6 mo's ago full cardio workup, with no heart issues, ECP 4 months ago to rule out Hiatal Hernia, or upper GI issues. numerous blood test over the months with each hospital visit. nothing significant for that. CT scan of entire abdomen (no significant findings) during one episode a month ago i even broke out in small hives all over my body, so saw an alergist MD for food alergies test (not alergic to any foods). Just got blood work from another MD GENPRAC who finds my Testosterone level at 260 (evteremely low) started Andogel patches today, and will go back to alergist in a few days to test for environmental allergy's. Keeping hopes up, even though each episode is so unmotivating and sad.
I am a 55-year-old woman and have been experiencing what I believe to be adrenaline rushes constantly for over seven months now. They start in my stomach and feel like a surge of coolness through my stomach and chest. In the past three weeks, I have also been experiencing heart palpitations and fluttering and flopping in my chest, which is not new for me, having been diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse at age 18. But lately, it has gotten much worse. Could all of this be menopausal? Is there any reason to think it could be something serious or life threatening? Stress, caffeine, alcohol, and worry make it worse. Help!!!
This probably isn't anxiety at all. Anxiety is something else altogether. You may have Cushings or some other adrenal disorder that increases your adrenaline. Do not let someone chalk up any symptom you are going through as "anxiety". Consider checking to see if you have dysautonomia of some sort (maybe POTS).
I have had the same thing the rushes and the fear of the episodes its has been going on for over a 2 years in between i have dayly crashes where out of the blue and no reason i cant even hold.my eyes open my rushes sometime last days and all the drs i have seen just say im fine my test all show normal except the high blood pressure during. Im now so discouraged that i fear the er they just treat me like im crazy i now have a lump on my left side on my neck the size of a golf ball but it doesn't show up on ct so the pain doesn't matter to them thank god i found this i though i was completely alone my general dr just keeps saying your making yourself sick and novody will listen just keep giving me beta blockers and adavan that dont work thank you guys for posting your experience
I just wanted to add my 2 cents to this listing. I am a 44 year old male who has never had panic attacks until last year. Of course like most I did not know that they were panic attacks. The symptoms started as little odd pains in my left arm. Not crazy just pressure here and there. This then started to lead to pressure in my left side of my neck like my jugular was bulging and burning. This then lead to me feeling nauseous and sick. I started to wonder if I was having heart issues. I had gone to the ER a year ago for similar symptoms and did all the typical test and came back clean. EKG, Stress test, blood, 24hr monitor. Eventually this all went away. Then October of 2016 I started to have it again. This time I tried to just ignore it. Two days go by and now I am sweating while working at my desk. No reason for it. Nauseous etc. I was to travel to a client site and when driving the symptoms got worse. Pain in the left arm. Left side of my neck pressure, dizzy, nauseous etc. I immediately went to the ER which was one my way anyway. Last thing I wanted to was affect someone else if I couldn't drive. Spent the day in the ER. No issues found. EKG and blood fine. Blood pressure perfect but I still had the odd pressure in my neck. They wanted to send me home after 6 hours of observation. I asked him about the neck issue and he consulted the cardiologist. They admitted me for testing. Blood work every 2 hours all night long. The next day they did a chemical stress test with die. Test came back inconclusive. Now I had to have a heart cath. If you are not familiar with what this is they insert a camera into your main arteries and check all your arteries all the way to the heart and down your leg. If that was not enough to put in into another attack nothing was. Came back with flying colors. Cardiologist says my heart is as strong as a horse. Then what the hell is wrong with me. He explained that the mind can play drastic tricks on you and he thought I that I was just having major panic attacks. After being cleared to leave I visited my normal doc and he has put me on a Xanax regimen. Whenever I think that I am going to be put into a situation where I may suffer anxiety I take half a mg and I am fine. There are days like this morning where I got a call from my boss which immediately put me into an attack. I have come to realize that these not life threatening but still the sensation is horrible. The minute I heard his voice I get pains in my left armpit and the left side of my neck started to fill pressure again. I immediately took a half mg of my Xanax it am starting to calm down after about 30 mins. While I have learned to deal with the issues I am tired of dealing with the issues. There has to be some sort of prognosis as to way or adrenal gland if firing off the way it does for these otherwise normal situations. Now I am not saying that everyone should take half mg of Xanax but find what works for you in the time being. I have already changed my entire diet and lost over 25 pounds hoping that this would help and it has not. Don't get me wrong I feel great with I do not have the anxiety but I still would like an answer as to why. Even if it turns out to be a mental issue. It is starting to affect my family and what I can and can't do with them.
I had a similar experience for quite a while. It was awful so I definitely empathize. It eventually went away. It was attributed to disregulation of autonomic nervous system. In my case, it was probably due to Sjogren&#39;s syndrome. I went montha without knowing what was causing a cluster of bizarre symptoms and was ultimately diagnosed with Sjogrens- which can flare and affect the nervous system. Lupus can also have a similar impact. Thankfully my ANS seems to have stabilized and those symptoms have stopped for the most part. When I eat gluten, however, these symptoms resume.
My husband has the same adrenaline surges that are discussed in this thread… We are investigating possible root issues, such as adrenal tumor, Autonomic Nervous System disorder and sleep apnea, etc. Curious to know how your condition is coming along, and if you’ve found true solutions?
Ive started a private FB page so its easier to discuss things. To join, click link below.
The name of the FB page is "Adrenaline Surges (sleep induced)"
Hope to see you there!
I've been having the same on and off for months. Pretty much as someone previously described- as I'm falling asleep I'd get hit with a sudden rush of adrenaline which can sometimes happen continuously all night. Last night i got to sleep ok but for the first time woke up and felt all buzzy and had restless and legs. Had to take a sleeping pill. Dr had put me on antidepressants. I saw two drs and they didnt listen to me saying it was just anxiety when i was fine and happy before all of that started. Its getting worse and im going to try and find a dr that will actually test my cortisol levels. I can't bear the feelings. It's stayed with me all today too.
I went to another doctor who actually wanted to help me and listened to my issues. All my blood tests came back normal except for iron because I have a type of anaemia. He said I had restless leg syndrome and gave me Sifrol to take when I had the episodes as I started to have hypnic jerks a lot, alternating between these and the adrenaline rushes.
I have done a further blood test for folate and prolactin as I mentioned my Dad has a prolactinoma. So will await results of that. Researching things online made me think I could have a possible brain tumor similar to my Dad that is affecting my adrenal or cortisol levels. I will be happy if, of course, I am just overthinking it all. But I'm glad the doctor is at least willing to explore other options and rule out anxiety.