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#124933 - 10/15/17 03:28 AM Feeling tired after electrolysis sessions
Amdy Offline

Registered: 06/13/17
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Does anyone experience the same thing? Haven't found anything online regarding fatigue being a side effect. After a session I feel a bit weird- as if I'm getting sick, then tired. I could essentially sleep the day away, but a few hours of rest seems to help.

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#124934 - 10/15/17 09:45 AM Re: Feeling tired after electrolysis sessions [Re: Amdy]
Deedra Offline

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Electrolysis does not cause fatigue, unless you are feeling very apprehensive before and during a session, which stands up to logic, would make you feel tired after experiencing such intense emotion.

Try to meditate or use visualization before and during a session, just as you would if you were experiencing something that brings forth any intense feelings that would tax your inner calmness. Your fatigue could also come from intense happiness that you are finally doing something to permanently the remove hair. I'm usually happy most of the time and I'm exhausted when I go to bed.
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#124948 - 10/18/17 07:08 AM Re: Feeling tired after electrolysis sessions [Re: Amdy]
adrien_sanchiz Offline

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Maybe you suffer from hypotension ?
Licensed electrologist and esthetician.

#124951 - 10/18/17 04:53 PM Re: Feeling tired after electrolysis sessions [Re: Amdy]
skydivingjess Offline
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Hey, I literally always felt this! I think it was the anxiety about it, plus the prolonged experience of mild pain, but yeah, I was so drained afterward. You're not alone! Just drink tons of water and take a nap, knowing that you're working toward a goal that will vastly improve your life. smile

#124952 - 10/18/17 07:26 PM Re: Feeling tired after electrolysis sessions [Re: Amdy]
Michael Bono Offline

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I do not think that "feeling tired" following electrolysis is an anomaly.

Pain itself (electrolysis is objectively painful) causes the release of various hormones that can make you feel "satisfied," relaxed or even tired.

Furthermore, these procedures are wounds and therefore call-on the body to perform a "rescue mission." Like any injury, you can feel a bit "tired" as energy in the body is diverted. Your experience is, in my opinion, a normal physiological reaction that can prompt various perceptions.

#124953 - 10/19/17 03:17 AM Re: Feeling tired after electrolysis sessions [Re: Amdy]
Michael Bono Offline

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Additionally, Dee points out that a predisposed feeling (emotion) can interact with the electrolysis experience. the interplay of our psychology, the production of hormones (affecting the brain) and the stress of injury, all most-likely intersect (on susceptible people) to create moods and various feelings. For myself, when I was having long hours of treatment, I usually felt both energetic with a feeling a great satisfaction (I felt I had accomplished something great.) There were physiological causes ... but I'm sure my own perceptions played an even bigger role. I also had an a-typical reaction to the local anesthetic: it made me very relaxed. In most people they will feel a little jittery for a few moments if epinephrine is being used with the local. The reaction goes away as the body produces the hormone antagonist.

#124954 - 10/19/17 09:10 AM Re: Feeling tired after electrolysis sessions [Re: Amdy]
Iluv2zap Offline
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the body's response to continued pain and stress is to mitigate these symptoms with a huge increase in energy ( adreneline) and to produce a chemical mediator chemically identical to opiates, known as endorphins. Thus a runner, reaching a good workout often involves a chemcal boost that creates large amounts of energy in the short term In the case of pain, this can increase anxiety and jitteryness. It can also create a sense of calm.Like all such quick energy boosts, your body will consume and anabolize sugars very quickly to fuel this energy, but this comes at a cost. What comes up...must come down. So the leftover state leaves one drowsy afterward and with less blood sugar, leaving one feeling tired and dopey. I would hazard a guess, that you probably get quite jumpy towards the end of an electrolysis session?

I've heard a lot of descriptors for this phenomina over the years , " runners high" being one of them.The key to helping would likely to be finding ways to deal with the anxiety and stress before a session. All the usual discomfort control advice fits here, get a good nights sleep before, dont add stress to your body, avoid caffeine, drink enough water .

Seana Richmond
Certified Electrologist.
Electrolysis By Seana


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