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Are Headaches Associated With Low Dopamine Or Serotonin
Nothing: Don't waste your money on these kind of tests. It is how you feel, how you think, how you take care of yourself that matters. ...Read more
The doctors are slightly making this up. In tests of whether matching drugs to symptoms worked... didn't work.
Serotonin run systems involve sleep/eating/anxiety
dopamine run systems involve pleasure.
The only solid data is that drugs of abuse definitely activate the dopamine. Cocaine/meth dealers/designer drug dealers have better luck. But then, have more money for Research ...Read more
Get left sided numbness and headaches. Full neuro workup normal. Think hemiplegic migraines. Xanax (alprazolam) helps sometimes. Can low dopamine cause migraines?
Advice: Sounds like you do have migraines, which could be prevented through a variety of prescription or OTC agents. However, am concerned about your Nadolol in presence of depression, as things could get worse here. Xanax (alprazolam) is not a valuable drug to treat migraine. Do you wish to investigate all this further. A Concierge visit might help ...Read more
What can I do if tired and low energy, with low serotonin and dopamine. Is there something. That can help me feel better?
Caution: I hope you are not being sold snake-oil from one of the sensation / charismatic clinics / labs around the country that offer to find you special brain chemistry needs based on blood levels of neurotransmitters (NTs). If so, please know it is a scam. Blood levels of NTs are completely unrelated to brain levels. If you have other needs for a plasma DA level (Endocrine), check Mayo Clinic Lab. ...Read more
Tough to say: Although the field of psychiatry continues to advance there is still hypotheses about the relationship of specific monoamine neurotransmitters to the diagnoses specified in the dsm-v. If one allows for the possibility of an incomplete heuristic then one would theorize that low Dopamine could predispose to inattentiveness, slowed thinking, impulsivity, decreased energy, anhedonia, and depression. ...Read more
Negative symptoms: Negative symptoms of schizophrenia or other psychotic disease are social withdrawal, lack of motivation, anhedonia, flat affect, cognitive failing. The most likely explanation is that there is some structural damage to the prefrontal cortex, affected glutamate pathways, and/or serotonin deficiencies. There is still need for research in that area. ...Read more
If someone was suffering depression from low dopamine & they took adderal once, how would they respond differently to someone without depression?
What all are the causes of low dopamine levels? Is there any good Supplement Brand available to increase dopamine levels apart from lifestyle changes?
Come again?: Dopamine levels where? In your feet? Spit? Left eyeball? Why are you worried about "low dopamine levels"? What do you think happens? What makes you think "lifestyle changes" affect dopamine? What do higher dopamine levels achieve? Your interest is commendable but you're laboring under a whopper of a knowledge deficit. I encourage you to educate yourself about this mind-bogglingly complex subject. ...Read more
Poor concentration: Dopamine serves many functions in the brian, depending on the specific area in which it is working. In the prefrontal cortex, low concentrations of dopamine result in poor concentration, easy distractibility, irritable mood, and so on. In other areas, it may cause movement disorders. ...Read more
ADHD?: Low dopamine is regularly associated with ADHD. May I ask if they have or have been screened for ADHD? If not and there’s any signs, inattentiveness, interruptive, can’t concrete, talkative, drives fast, can’t finish tasks etc..... This could be worth looking into. ADHD sufferers have severely low dopamine that’s why they are Rxed Amphetamines, these drugs floods the brain with extra dopamine. ...Read more
Why do I perceive and see the world as completely lifeless and dead. Is it because of my depression or Adhd or low dopamine levels.?
Dopamine: This neurotransmitter that is produced from tyrosine is involved with many functions. The main ones are the initiation of movement (so low can be parkinsonism) but also with motivation, so low can be lack of ambition or interest (another term - inanition). It impacts also many physical functions including some cardiovascular functions. ...Read more
Experiencing significantly reduced life quality all my life, and never feels pleasure (without stress or anxiety). Can it be depression/low dopamine?
I have been told I have low dopamine. I have brain fog, anxiety, etc. Can't take ssri. Any diet measures I can take?
Does high or low dopamine create insomnia? I was on zyprexa (olanzapine) for awhile but it did not sedate me I needed to take a moderate dose of Ativan to sleep..
Hi, I have really bad restless leg syndrome and I have problems with food, I binge. Would this be anything to do with low dopamine levels?
Can dopamine levels in the brain be measured using imaging? I have symptoms of low dopamine. Was on high dose ritalin (methylphenidate) then adderall for many years.
IT'S COMPLICATED: The mechanism of action of brain dopamine is not full understood. Low levels are associated with Parkinson's disease and probably ADHD and restless legs syndrome. Your symptoms may reflect depression and there are medications that can increase both brain dopamine and serotonin levels. Pounding heartbeat and tachycardia may be symptoms of panic disorder. You should get a psychiatric evaluation. ...Read more
Hard to say...:
Dopamine (DA) is not measured in clinical labs. It's extremely rapidly metabolized along a variety of pathways. Further, DA levels in blood bear little resemblance to DA activity in the brain - even less to the small brain regions and synapses where DA signaling is concentrated.
Though DA *might* be relevant, the symptoms you describe could have a very large number of non-DA causes. ...Read more
Can severe ADHD or low dopamine levels and a very disorganized brain be responsible for psychological drugs like antidepressants not working on you?
Very much possible: Please don't self medicate or stop prescribed psychiatric medicines on your own, keep a close follow up with your doctor/psychiatrist, seek a second opinion if you wish, but never be on your own with those drugs on board, ...Read more
Can low dopamine levels cause cardiac dysfunction? Thanks. I have read that low dopamine levels are related to parkinsons--one of the symptoms being autonomic dysfunction. Could this include cardiac problems--racing, pounding, palpitations?
Unlikely: Low dopamine levels in Parkinson's Disease are specifically related to loss of dopamine producing neurons in the Basal Ganglia of the brain and does not show up on regular blood testing. An isolated low dopamine on blood tests is not in itself is usually meaningless as it is a precursor to epinephrine. It is usually measured to look for high levels of adrenal hormones. What panel was done/why? ...Read more
Could a prolactin level of 30.8 and insuf vitamin D be indicator of low dopamine needing treatment with a dopamine agonist?
Prolactin -hi, low D: The need for dopamine replacement, as in Parkinsons's, presents with motor symptoms like cogwheel rigidity, gait changes. Too much dopamine can lead to psychotic symptoms. Meds as SSRIs, gaba, estrogen opioids, risperidone can increase prolactin.May be lab variation repeat in 1 month, may be due to prolactinoma a common small mass in the pituitary, check MRI. Low Vit D is commo f/u/w/doc ...Read more
I have a lot of weakness and akathisia from invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate). What do I do? I shake my legs a lot is it because of low dopamine? Have to keep moving
You need to discuss: You need to dicuss that with your physicians and then have you see a neurologist ...Read more
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