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Does Adhd Lower Testaterone
How does lamotrigine improve innatentive ADHD symptoms-since concerta diddnt do much the doc added lamitrogine.
Unusual use: It's a unique formula anti-convulsant now introduced to psych disorders. Bipolar, PTSD, Depersonalization are mentioned as benefiting from mood stabilization it provides. I've not read of ADHD, but ask your provider. Here's a link: http://www.psycom.net/depression.central.lamotrigine.html Let us know what happens. Good luck. ...Read more
Slight Possibility: Zyprexa (olanzapine) can have a side effect of sedation which could cause some slowing of mental processes and affect performance on an IQ test. However, it is also possible that zyprexa (olanzapine) could help test performance if ii is being useful for the resons it is being prescribed. For example, if it is being used for mood swings or aggression, the medicine could help a person function better in a test situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shouldn't . . .: Thyroid controls metabolism but not sexual development or maturation. Pituitary controls both thyroid & testes but if he's only missing thyroid, then testes should be ok. However, if testosterone is low, need to figure out why. Low t might be due to testicular issue (coincident w/thyroid) or be due to pituitary problem (see above) or perhaps liver (via excess iron - hemochromatosis), etc. Go c doc. ...Read more
Atomoxetine is akin: to the Prozac (fluoxetine) molecule. In children -young adults with depression, it can increase suicidal thinking. It can trigger mania in folks with Bipolar Disorder. It works by increasing & prolonging circulation of norepinephrine, a neurochemical that increases attention & decreases hyperactivity/impulsivity. Seehttp://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a603013.html ...Read more
ADHD & mood: Depends on the type of adhd medication, for example, stimulants such as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) raise the mood & improves alertness, but can trigger anxiety in ones predisposed to anxiety. Some other medications for adhd such as Clonidine can blunt affect & cause sedation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serequel 50 mg (anti psychotic) increase proctalin levels, does that mean it decreases testosterone significantly?i ask from bodybuilding perspective
Usually not: also you might not necessarily have a change in prolactin level on that dose. Diphenhydramine, which you list as a medication you take, can raise your body temperature and may not be safe to take when doing strenuous exercise. It can also impair your attention and cause psychosis. ...Read more
Pharmacology: Tics are repetitive, involuntary, stylized, motor movements involving a single or complex group of muscles. Chemicals that are stimulatory in nature, such as caffeine or methylphenidate, may excite muscle fibers to contract more easily. Brain control of muscle firing may also be increased with these substances. Tics are worsened by stimulants, not caused by them. See my health guides on panda's. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stability: Adding the medication helps stabilize the moods os a patient. The ups & downs even out. Sometimes this can be very helpful to such patients. ...Read more
Maybe: A person with a low IQ may not be diagnosable with adhd. Often we use psychoeducational testing to assess intellectual ability, attention, memory, iq, language in patients with adhd. This information forms a part of the data base that is used to diagnose adhd. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I know that divalproex sodium can increase shbg, thereby reducing free testosterone, but does it have any effect on total t in men?
See answer: You are correct. Most of the anti-epileptic drugs (aeds) increase shbg and reduce free t. Even though aeds may raise total t levels because of this effect on shbg, the total t levels almost always remain within the wide normal range for total t (~300-1100 ng/dl) depending on the reference range used by a given lab. Free t and albumin-bound t (bioavailable t) are the active forms of t in the body. ...Read more
Effexor (venlafaxine) ; endocrine: Effexor (venlafaxine) can cause sexual dysfunction, but not through direct endocrine pathways. It disinhibits the descending serotonin pathway from the brain stem through the spinal cord to neurons mediating spinal reflexes such as ejaculation and orgasm. The increased serotonin release inhibits sexual functioning. Rarely, thyroid dysfunction ; hyperprolactinemia are associated with effexor (venlafaxine). ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam): No direct cause/effect.Get a more detailed answer ›
Strong coffee and ADHD meds significantly improve my mood yet SSRIs don't do anything. Is it safe to conclude that my mood drops are Dopamine related?
Safe vs correct: It might be true and it's not more dangerous than any other unsubstantiated conclusion. There is supportive research and since your experience is what matters - sounds good! Definitely taper SSRI use if pertinent but it sounds like you don't need them. Do watch for too much or too long use of ADHD drugs. Moderate caffeine is fine! Mood psychotherapy can help too. ...Read more
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