Some Chat & Rhymes…

Well, my 14-year-old daughter and I ventured out to catch the premier of New Moon early this morning. We shared the premier of Twilight and she wanted to make it two in a row. Made a decision to share some of my poems on occasion. Let’s start right now with…

…that two-faced norepinephrine. final

But in panic and anxiety sufferers this delicate balance is interrupted by chronic and/or situational overproduction of norepinephrine, which messes up the whole works. As a result, the HPA axis becomes cut off from any and all noradrenergic activity, leading to an unmanaged increase in stress.

…that two-faced norepinephrine. part 3

To really grasp the impact of norepinephrine on panic and anxiety, we need to understand the action of what are called feedback loops. And we need to learn how norepinephrine influences serotonin.

…that two-faced norepinephrine. part 2

Given its impact on our fight/flight response, and its generation of physical phenomena, such as sweating and tremor; it’s easy to understand why excesses in norepinephrine could trigger anxiety and panic.

…that two-faced norepinephrine. part 1

Norepinephrine is a hormone and neurotransmitter ultimately synthesized in the adrenal glands from the hormone and neurotransmitter, dopamine. By the way, the term noradrenaline is used primarily outside of the United States.