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how long will it take for my dopamine levels to become stable on l dopa?

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Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 47 years experience
L-dopa levels: L-dopa comes in short and long acting forms, which last from two to about eight hours. After starting l-dopa therapy, if the doses are taken very regularly, the brain levels will stabilize after four to six weeks, because of the many interacting brain regions that are affected..

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is dopamine?

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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Dopamine: Dopamine is a naturally produced compound synthesized in the adrenal medulla. It has many functions, including neurotransmission, cardiovascular maintenance, and it has effects on kidney blood flow. It is sometimes administered by a physician in situations where a person is critically ill and is needed for cardiovascular support.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How does dopamine improve concentration?

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Dr. James Pryor
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Pathways: It is one of the major neurotransmitters in the focus pathways in the brain.
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A 37-year-old female asked:

Can dopamine deficiency be dangerous?

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Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 30 years experience
Dopamine: Dopamine is not a vitamin and can not be consumed. It is a neurotransmitter. Imbalance of Dopamine can affect mood.
A 24-year-old female asked about a 34-year-old female:

Does smoking increase dopamine?

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Marijuana, Dopamine: Long-term cannabis use tends to produce less dopamine, a neurochemical directly linked to motivation and reward. Using pet brain imaging the researchers have found that Dopamine levels in a part of the brain called the striatum were lowest in people who smoke more cannabis and those who began smoking marijuana at a younger age. Please see your physician about your smoking and its effects.
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A member asked:

Are there homeopathic dopamine antagonist?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Truly homeopathic "medications" are made by repeated dilutions, so that the ingredient is not really there anymore (just the "essence" of it remains). That means there is no active ingredient left to antagonize dopamine. However, that also implies that the homeopathic "medicine" should be pretty harmless, unless some other non-homeopathic ingredient (such as some other chemical) was added.

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