Here are some details about me: * Most likely ADHD * Male (though we know both male and female that can surge) * 35 years old * Possibly (though untested) hypoglycemia. * White, european descent (probably unrelated, but for the sake of research)
Here are some details that seem common between us (correct me if I miss some things): * We've been able to surge most or all our lives * Some of us can both raise and lower heart rate dramatically in only a few seconds, others can only do one or the other * Some are able to dilate eyes when they surge * Most pupil dilators seem to be young (perhaps under 25?) * There's seems to be some link to the sympathetic (and possibly for some, the parasympathetic) nervous system * Surging appears to sometimes be a genetic ability, as it can be found common among family members--but other times the surger is the only one in his/her family
Occasional side effects listed by some in this group: * Heart rate sticking high for up to several hours * Near fainting * Light-headedness * Post-surging fatigue
Your concerns are very valid. In fact, they're a good part of the reason for this threat. From what we can tell, no medical professional has officially diagnosed or named this ability. If it is dangerous, we'd like to know about it. Our efforts in discussing it is to get as much detail as possible and discover any connections to other abilities/problems/functions, so we can learn exactly what it is we're dealing with.View Thread
Hey all, I've created a Facebook group to make it a little easier to follow the discussion and more easily spread the word so we can talk to more people to see if we can learn more and figure out more about this. Here's a link to the group:
1. Male 2. White 3. 26-35 4. Under 13 5. Right-handed 6. None that I'm aware of, though I've wondered about minor ADHD (never been diagnosed or tested) 7. No 8. No 9. I have three siblings who can surge.View Thread
I've wondered if I'm ADD or ADHD, but I've never been diagnosed with either (getting tested as an adult is $$$$$$). If it's more common for those with ADD or ADHD, I don't think it only happens with them. If I remember right, about 4 out of 7 of my immediate family can surge, so I suspect there's at least a small genetic factor in all of this.View Thread
I'm also a pulser, and I've known it since I was a kid (I'm now 32). Only in the past few years have I realized that pulsing increases my heart rate (dramatically and instantly), and that most people either can't or don't know how to do it.
The most frustrating part is trying to explain to someone how to do it. I tell them, "You know that immediate rush you get when something startles you? Try to make that rush," or "You know that feeling when your limbs get tired and twitchy? Try to make that feeling in your torso."
You can imagine their reaction to those explanations.
I've been Google searching based on the terms you guys have been using (having so many with the same ability has helped a ton), and it looks like pulsing may be a form of Biofeedback--which is basically manually controlling internal functions of the body. And this particular ability seems to have something to do with the Sympathetic Nervous System. But I really can't find anything more than that.
I'm only able to increase pulse rate. I can't dilate my eyes and I can't lower my pulse rate. I'm especially very curious about the slowing of blood pressure. Is it a similar function to the raising of blood pressure, or does it feel like different "mechanics?" If so, I'd love to hear more detail and learn to do it, if possible.View Thread