Coming off shock and adrenaline

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    Coming off shock and adrenaline

    Most of the time I just let the adrenaline burn out while getting on with what needs doing unless shock is also involved, then I have to sit for a while.

    Only one time did I grab a cup of coffee and that kept me shaking longer. Also one time I grabbed a beer, and that also kept me shaking. So, I figure booze and caffeine are not useful.

    Any way to speed up recovery, aside from more danger or just going flat?

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    Just let it burn off.

    An adreneline rush subsides fairly quick, IMO.
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    combat breathing, inhale slowly count of 4, hold breath count of 4, exhale count of 4, hold count 4, repeat
    we're trained to do this to keep our adrenaline under control before going into a known situation we're about to step into, during car chases, gun situations, etc, and afterwards

    here's what happens to the body when the SHTF:
    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...87-post15.html
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    I'm not sure that there is a one size fits all answer, because we all react differently to things and we all encounter unique and different situations.

    Few of us are cool like the original astronauts. Many of us are way too anxious and volatile for our everyday well being.

    All of us have an individual style for coping with stress.

    One good approach is to mentally reframe the feelings that come with the adrenaline rush as being O.K. Accept that it is O.K. to feel that way, and allow yourself the time for the rush to pass.

    Since I don't know the context in which you were brought to asking the question, I won't say more than something a friend once told me: "all problems go away."

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    Aerobic exercise. Running, swimming, biking, rowing, whatever works best for you.

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    ^^^ What he said. A brisk walk, a quick run, jumping jacks, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 64zebra View Post
    combat breathing, inhale slowly count of 4, hold breath count of 4, exhale count of 4, hold count 4, repeat
    we're trained to do this to keep our adrenaline under control before going into a known situation we're about to step into, during car chases, gun situations, etc, and afterwards

    here's what happens to the body when the SHTF:
    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...87-post15.html
    Wow, I never realized how detailed this was. Here I thought I knew a lot about the subject. Dang, I'm soOo school these days'.
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    Yet another reason to NOT talk to the cops until you've talked to your lawyer. Did you see the tunnel vision/auditory exclusion/memory loss figures?

    If you are hit with the shock, ask to be taken to the ER because you don't feel well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnK87 View Post
    Yet another reason to NOT talk to the cops until you've talked to your lawyer. Did you see the tunnel vision/auditory exclusion/memory loss figures?

    If you are hit with the shock, ask to be taken to the ER because you don't feel well.
    This, combined with the recommendations, is probably a great idea.
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    Wheee. "Combat breathing". I learned that about 30 years ago, but forgot all about it and how it can settle someone down after the fact.

    Thanks for the list of effects of heartbeat rate. It seems I have every bit of disabling effects listed, except for needing new shorts.

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    Yes, a good brisk walk and deep measured breathing. Been there many times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillep Harding View Post
    Wheee. "Combat breathing". I learned that about 30 years ago, but forgot all about it and how it can settle someone down after the fact.

    Thanks for the list of effects of heartbeat rate. It seems I have every bit of disabling effects listed, except for needing new shorts.
    you're welcome, glad to help joggle the memory
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    Quote Originally Posted by 64zebra View Post
    combat breathing, inhale slowly count of 4, hold breath count of 4, exhale count of 4, hold count 4, repeat
    we're trained to do this to keep our adrenaline under control before going into a known situation we're about to step into, during car chases, gun situations, etc, and afterwards
    That definitely works BEFORE, to limit how far the floodgates open (by regulating heart rate), but AFTERWARDS? It's already in your blood. Nothing to do but burn it off.

    I've always managed by pacing back and forth. Ranting seems to help, too.

    (Hey, it beats the puking and the hives that I've had before I figured that out)

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    Yeah, well, ranting might not be that great an idea after "social" encounters.

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