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Can the body produce adrenaline in response to low cortisol levels? I get these adrenaline rushes starting around three everyday and they don’t stop all night until I eventually drift off if I can.
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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 8 months ago

Pplease mention your age and gender.

Such hyperadrenergic spells must be evaluated. Hyperactive thyroid gland can cause such spells of anxiety, racing heart, sweating etc so thats a more common cause to rule out.

Adrenaline hypersecretion in spells is characteristic of Pheochrmocytoma but thats quite rare and i would keep thyroid above this on the list. Pheochromocytoma would also cause elevated ,difficult to control blood pressure during such spells so you may like to get it checked too .

You should take a beta blocker like propanolol for controlling your symptoms till we have a diagnosis.

Following tests should be done ;

Serum TSH, T3 and T4 levels.

EKG

Serum electrolytes

Urine for catecholamines ( only if thyroid is normal).

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