I was at the dentist last week to have a tooth pulled and after getting the injection of Novocaine I was going 100 miles and hour and barely able to catch my breath. I mentioned this to the Dr. and he said it was the epinephrine in the shot to help the novacaine take effect more rapidly. Afterward at the pharmacy I was getting a script of pain meds filled and I took my blood pressure and it was like 169 over 109. I had a terrible time sleeping for several days even taking these pain meds as well as my daily anti-anxiety med. Has anyone else ever experience this or heard of this being done.