Adrenaline and anxiety

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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 3/2/2008 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm just wondering about something.  I have been doing some reading and from what I am gathering, anxiety causes an increase in adrenaline and that the adrenaline is what causes some of the physical symptoms we have like pounding heart and shakes.  I have both of these physical symptoms.  The xanax doesn't help with them.  Is it true that lots of brisk exercise can get rid of the physical symptoms?  I don't have a lot of energy so are there any other ways to dissipate this adrenaline so the physical symptoms subside?

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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 3/2/2008 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Join a gym to get rid of some symptoms ,adrenaline is something you cant control on your own.
good luck!!!

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 3/2/2008 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning,
A few tips on lowering your anxiety which will lower your adrenaline rush.
Breath at a normal rate.  Many times when we are anxious our breathing pattern becomes erratic. This sends a message to our body that something isn't right. In turn, our body releases adrenaline which makes our body work even faster, causing our breath to become more rapid. In essence, if you can slow your rate of breathing back down, you can lower your adrenaline and lower the "flight or fight" feeling.
Slow you mind down - One of the first signs of an anxiety attack is when your thoughts begin racing so fast that you don't have a chance to get a thought in edge-wise.
The exercise on a regular basis  will help you feel better and keep those anxious thoughts under control. That was a great piece of advice.

Take care and keep posting.

Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic  ~ Crohn's
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