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Can Healing Thyroid Help Serotonin Levels
The combined use of escitalopram & trazodone causes high serotonin level in blood. So for insomnia treatment should I prefer trazodone?Say a safe Alt.
They can be combined: AT typical doses of those medicine (escitalopram up to 20 mg a day, trazodone up to 200 mg at night0, they would not be expected to interact negatively, assuming your body metabolizes them as expected. When they are used properly together, while they both affect serotonin, if your body metabolizes them as expected, they would not cause high serotonin. ...Read more
Why did my shrink order a thyroid test when i was diagnosed with serotonin syndrome? can you tell me what it had to do with it? It came out as hyper
Read 1st-Discuss 2nd: Thyroid is often involved in emotional illness and the hormones involved interact w/ serotonin levels so, it makes very good sense to check levels from time to time and adjust Rx accordingly. Read this: http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/v7/n2/full/4000963a.html to get an idea and then ask your Dr to explain how it relates to you. It sounds like good Tx - feel hopeful! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was wondering about ssris. Why do some cause weight gain and others don't? They both affect serotonin. Does it affect metabolism? Thyroid?
It depends : Different ssris have different chemical structures can affect not only the serotonin reuptake but other hormonal patterns including the thyroid function norepinephrine uptake Dopamine uptake or other hormones in the body. Hence different ssris effect weight differently. Zoloft and Effexor are usually weight neutral and Paxil and prozac's cause some weight gain. ...Read more
Not by itself: Serotonin cannot cross the blood-brain barrier, and so is not available as a supplement. However, 5-htp is a precursor which is converted into serotonin in the brain. Many researchers believe serotonin imbalance influences mood in a way that leads to depression -- not necessarily a direct effect of low serotonin. But some feel that serotonin may affect regeneration of brain cells. ...Read more
I got test results back for stress and neurotransmitters: Serotonin (64 ug/gCr) & Epinephrine (13.34 ug/gCr) Interpretation and possible treatment?
Not mainstream tests: Some labs offer assays of urinary serotonin, norephnephrine, and/or epinephrine and/or their metabolites as a putative way of estimation one's emotional stress or whatever. The pathology community, physicians who run real, scientific labs, are skeptical about this stuff. We think it's appropriate as screening for certain tumors, but not mental health workups. Hope I haven't misunderstood. ...Read more
Whether heomopathic treatment set right the imbalance of neurochemicals of serotonin and dopamine depression?
No studies: There are no studies that i know of which document serotonin or Dopamine levels during homeopathic treatment. The 2 paradigms of health and illness are very different. Other issue is that no one has proven that neurochemical imbalance directly causes depression, either. It would be an interesting study, but you'd need many well trained homeopaths, & patients willing to have lp's with treatment. ...Read more
I have thyroid problem. My TSH level is at 0.001 right now and it is not increasing for the last 6 months with homeopathy treatment. Please advice me?
TSH = .001?: That's an extremely low TSH -- making me wonder if you're hyperthyroid? You haven't really described your symptoms -- so it's hard to advise you, or to know whether homeopathy is helping you or is even appropriate for you at this time. There are some thyroid disorders which need conventional treatment, rather than relying on homeopathy alone. Collaboration between doctors is key here. ...Read more
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