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 Posted 12/28/2011 12:28:09 PM
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Dear All,
I am looking for the help, already 8 months I have problems with blood pressure and last days also tachycardia when under pressure,have a coffee or alcohol, I am not overweight, I try to eat well and do sport.
Medical finding, generally I am well, also blood tests are ok, but ACTH and Cortisol is over the range, I am feeling anxious,i have fear and panic attacks, I have histamine in lower range, heart is ok also,but from time to time I have 120pulses per min, even if the 48 hour heart rate measurment showed hr at 50 pulses pre min, blood pressure is from 100/59 up to 165/100 but last time is max 145/90, max HR was 120pulses per hour min was 40.I have higher fear,panic attacks,i am anxious, and with OCD, MR of adrenals are OK, MR of brain was not done, also my testosteron level is fluctuated, DHEA is high.
What should I do?
Phosphatidylserine to decrease cortisol and ACTH, Paxil to fight panic and anxiety,betablockers or verapramil  to fight higher blood pressure or when HR is over 100.
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 Posted 12/28/2011 1:39:49 PM
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Welcome to the Forums, almak.

Have you looked at the information at http://www.lef.org/protocols/emotional_health/anxiety_01.htm and http://www.lef.org/protocols/heart_circulatory/high_blood_pressure_01.htm

Anxiety and panic attacks can be brought on by caffeine.  Have you tried switching to decaffeinated coffee and tea, and avoiding caffeine contained in other drinks or supplements?

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Dear DDye,
I dont drink coffee or black tea,even not coke, I drink alcohol realy ocassionally, maybe one glass in 3 months. I am young eating good and having supplements from vitamin C, B complex,garlic, Mg, Zn, fish oil. I read a lot about nutrition and psycholigcal aspects. I took also 2 months Rhodiola, arctic root it has helped me, I have increased fear,but as I know it is because of high ACTH. Now in winter my problems become worse,probably because of low serotonin but I dont feel sad or depressed, I feel irritable, i have inner tension and panic.  
I think that my problems get worse when I gave up cigaretes and coffee.
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 Posted 12/29/2011 4:35:37 AM
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High cortisol levels may be reduced by DHEA or the drug GH3 which is available outside the US. Cortisol is often elevated by chronic fear and stress.

Harold N. Levinson, MD believes that panic and anxiety are caused by an inner ear disorder. His patients have had good results with the antimotion sickness drug, Bonine (antivert).

Calcium and niacin may help create a similar stimulus barrier to that provided by nicotine.
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Thanks.
DHEA was checked from blood is quite high, I have never heard about GH3, what your opinion to phosphatidylserine and lactium, should work the same as they decrease ACTH and cortizol, is there also any other reason of high ACTH together with cortisol as stress alone? what should i do with tachycardia, it happened only 3 times in 3 months/taurine, hawthorn?
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Am not aware of comparative studies involving those cortisol-lowering therapies, and unable to tell you why your ACTH and cortisol are elevated.  What does your physician say? 

Information on tachycardic arrhythmia can be viewed at http://www.lef.org/protocols/heart_circulatory/arrhythmias_01.htm
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My Doc suggest that higher ACTH and Cortisol come from adenom or tumor,maybe logtime chronic stress, MRI of adrenal glands are made already it is fine,but I should let make MRI of my head.
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WATCH OUT for Splenda or sucralose it causes TERRIBLE anxiety to the point of panic attacks.  If you have become allergic to it or built a sensitivity to it your life will become misery itself, but the good news is if the yellow crap is the problem just stop using it for two days and all your trouble will be gone.  beware though it is even on the coating of pharmaceuticals to make the pills sweet and it is in all kinds of products, good luck.

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Welcome to the Forums jeaniero.

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Have you been checked for pheochromocytomas? Pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor of adrenal gland tissue. It results in the release of too much epinephrine and norepinephrine, hormones that control heart rate, metabolism, and blood pressure. 24 Hr urine test for catecholamines, if high then they do a plasma test and MIGB Scan, etc...not a Dr but hubby (self diagnosed) is just about to have surgery to remove one after they reduce blood preassure, etc with alpha blockers - generally symtoms include anxiety, high blood pressue, can have intermitent headaches (very intense) that last for a few minutes to more and fast heart rate, plus more or less. My husband used to go pale and pulse went thready. Went through three years of frustration trying to get a dr to tell him what was wrong.

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