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What Can Help With Adrenaline Rushes?

Updated: Jun 5, 2022

Waking up suddenly at night and extremely alert?

The adrenaline rushes at night are common amongst some POTS patients.

When I found out I had POTS, one of the most confusing things to me was: “why do I still have palpitations and symptoms while lying down?”

During the daytime, the slightest noise seemed to trigger it. At night, I would just randomly wake up from these episodes.

My heart would start racing, and I could feel this warmth rushing through my whole body. My legs felt like jello, I would start sweating and shaking, and then I would have muscle cramps.

Only later did I realize that these were adrenaline rushes.

So what are the symptoms of these adrenaline rushes? As the body is releasing all of this adrenaline, you might have the symptoms of:

  • Racing heart

  • Jittery feeling

  • Tense muscles

It feels similar to a panic attack without the anxious thoughts preceding it.

So what can help?

What have you found that helps you when you're having an adrenaline rush? Let me know in the comments below.


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