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Only on seroquel (quetiapine) and celexa. Took dopamine mucus got insomnia. Took trazodone ativan. Got sleep. Then akathisia next day. Cause? Solution?

Only on seroquel (quetiapine) and celexa. Took dopamine mucus got insomnia. Took trazodone ativan. Got sleep. Then akathisia next day. Cause? Solution?

Too many medications: It is not usually a good idea to be mixing so many different mind altering medications. Discuss your mental and neurological issues with just one doctor and together you can come to a healthy and effective strategy to accomplish your goals, good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Citalopram (Definition)

Citalopram is a ssri medication used to treat anxiety and depression disorders, it's also used to treat ptsd and ocd. It takes 4 to 6 weeks to be fully effective. Side effects; sedation, minor temporary stomach issues, delayed orgasm in males and rarely weight gain. It is ...Read more


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I've had Post-SSRI sexual dysfunction (PSSD) from taking Citalopram for about two years now. Is there any medication available that would enhance dopamine signalling or did I fry my dopamine circuits beyond repair?

I've had Post-SSRI sexual dysfunction (PSSD) from taking Citalopram for about two years now. Is there any medication available that would enhance dopamine signalling or did I fry my dopamine circuits beyond repair?

Doubtful: How long have you been of the citalopram? Can take upwards 6 mo sometimes to see full effect off the med. At 38 could also be some early ED issues not related to SSRI use. Discuss with your provider ED med trial (if no contraindications). Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Antiphysicotics raise prolactin & alter dopamine in women, how else do they affect a womans body negatively that dr.'s don't tell?

Antiphysicotics raise prolactin & alter dopamine in women, how else do they affect a womans body negatively that dr.'s don't tell?

Antipsychotic: Can increase weight, causes eps, td, can elevate cholesterol, triglyceride and blood sugar level also. But can does not mean it well and if indicated still it is good medication for bad and psychosis. ...Read more

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How can you balance your dopamine levels?

How can you balance your dopamine levels?

Dopamine: Stay happy! If a mood disorder or other psychiatric diagnosis is present, then medication can be used to help stabilize levels in your brain. But if not, taking medication is not recommended to try to change the Dopamine levels. ...Read more

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Which foods help increase dopamine levels?

Which foods help increase dopamine levels?

Increase tyrosine: Here's a nice wikihow on this topic:
http://www. Wikihow. Com/increase-dopamine. Some foods high in tyrosine are almonds, avocados, bananas, low-fat dairy, lima beans, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds. Limit refined carbohydrates - sugar and flour. Eat a diet high in antioxidants to prevent the degradation of dopamine. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to replace dopamine?

Is it possible for you to replace dopamine?

Yes: Parkinson's disease does involve dopamine and is stabilized by usage of L-DOPA which converts to dopamine. ...Read more

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What are natural ways to increase dopamine levels?

What are natural ways to increase dopamine levels?

Dopamine production: There is no proven way to increase dopamine. Ingested Dopamine is broken down in the stomach and small intesting (unless combined with a special medication...Carbidopa, for example in the medicine given to Parkinson's patients carbidopa/levodopa). It can be given intravenously, which is done sometimes to help increase blood pressure. See also: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/dopamine. ...Read more

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How do I manage a dopamine gtt?

R u a doctor?: I hope you are a doctor, or other trained medical professional. ...Read more

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Could selenium increase dopamine levels?

Could selenium increase dopamine levels?

No: It's got antioxidant properties as a free radical scavenger though. So it's theoretically neuroprotective. This may slow down the loss of dopamine producing neurons ...Read more

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How to diagnosis Dopamine respond dystonia?

How to diagnosis Dopamine respond dystonia?

Wise guy answer: I know this may seem like a wiseguy type of an answer to you but truthfully it is exactly to your point. The patient is given dopamine in the form of carbidopa levodopa usually and we see if the dystonia gets better. Hence, the name "dopamine responsive dystonia."some things in medicine are just that easy. Want to become a doctor? Cheers! ...Read more

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What happen if there is a high level of dopamine in brains?

What happen if there is a high level of dopamine in brains?

Great question: When we doctors think of dopamine excess, we think "psychosis". Dopamine depletion means "Parkinsons". This is an oversimplification of course. ...Read more

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Is dopamine similar to dobutamine?

Is dopamine similar to dobutamine?

Yes and no: They are both catecholamines, a specific type of chemical class. In the body, there are different type of receptors in tissues which bind catechols with different effects. Dopamine and doubtamine have different affinities for different receptors and thus can have different effects. Kind of like different types of baking sugars...They are all sugars but are used for special purposes and functions. ...Read more

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Does Lupus affect dopamine levels?

Does Lupus affect dopamine levels?

Studies say yes: There are ongoing studies (and papers) from the NIH, etc that deal with autoimmune-induced damage of the midbrain dopaminergic pathways. Lupus, an auto-immune process is thought to be able to damage or alter this area (as well as other areas) This would definitely affect the dopamine levels and cause a multitude of possible problems, like depression, etc. ...Read more

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Does dopamine increase OCD symptoms?

Does dopamine increase OCD symptoms?

Dopamine, OCD Sympto: I feel your distress about OCD symptoms.

A 2004 study in the "American Journal of Psychiatry" indicates a positive correlation between increased dopamine activity and people with OCD.
The University of Utah notes that OCD is linked to increased levels of dopamine
There is no conclusive research that dopamine increases OCD symptoms.
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can dopamine deficiency be dangerous?

Can dopamine deficiency be dangerous?

Dopamine: Dopamine is not a vitamin and can not be consumed. It is a neurotransmitter. Imbalance of Dopamine can affect mood. ...Read more

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Why dopamine is used in cardiogenic shock?

Why dopamine is used in cardiogenic shock?

Dopamine: Dopamine is used when blood pressure and cardiac output are severely compromised and the risks of using the drug are exceeded by the potential benefits. ...Read more

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How is dopamine linked to sexual function?

How is dopamine linked to sexual function?

Pleasure & reward: Dopamine is hormone involved in pleasure & reward seeking behavior, among other actions. New study suggests that loss of Dopamine can lead to anorgasmia such that cabergoline, which stimulates the Dopamine receptor, can help anorgasmic men achieve orgasm. Check out my post at http://bit. Ly/lqqb2u. This way-off label use was presented as an abstract in recent annual aua conference. ...Read more

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Are there homeopathic dopamine antagonist?

Are there homeopathic dopamine antagonist?

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. ...Read more

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Are all antipsychotics dopamine antagonist?

Are all antipsychotics dopamine antagonist?

Yes: Although atypicals are more selective about the Dopamine receptors they block and also act on seratonin receptors. ...Read more

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What do serotonin and dopamine have in common?

What do serotonin and dopamine have in common?

TwoNeurotransmitters: Serotonin is a neural transmitter primarily found in the gastrointestinal tract, platelets, and in the central nervous system.

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain's reward and pleasure centers. Dopamine also helps regulate movement and emotional responses, and it enables us not only to see rewards, but to take action to move toward them. ...Read more

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Do only dopaminergic neurons release dopamine?

Do only dopaminergic neurons release dopamine?

Yes: Yes, only dopaminergic neurons release dopamine, but there are several dopaminergic pathways in the brain. Dopaminergic neurons in midbrain are the main source of Dopamine in the mammalian cns. Losing these is associated with parkinson's disease. Dopamine neurons are involved with voluntary movement and other behavioral processes such as mood, reward, addiction, psychosis, and stress. ...Read more

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When should someone use dopamine and dobutamine?

When should someone use dopamine and dobutamine?

Never: Those are serious and dangerous medications and should only be administered in an intensive care setting by a qualified physican. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dopamine and dobutamine?

Natural/synthetic: Dopamine is a naturally occuring catecholamine with numerous physiologic functions including neural transmission and BP regulation. Dobutamine is a synthetic drug used for testing and cardiac stimuation. ...Read more

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What are the best supplements for raising dopamine levels?

What are the best supplements for raising dopamine levels?

Neuroscience lab: Neuroscience lab (no connection w/me) does neurotransmitter testing w/urine. They have a line of natural formulas to help balance what is needed, e.g., dopamine. Please get professional guidance. ...Read more

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Is there evidence that dopamine is the cause of schizophrenia?

Is there evidence that dopamine is the cause of schizophrenia?

Hypothesis: I believe you're referring to a theory known as the dopamine hypothesis. Dopamine is a nerotransmitter which, according to the theory, is in excess. That means there's too much dopamine in the neuroreceptors, and this contributes to the symptoms of schizophrenia. ...Read more

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What are the difference in low dopamine vs low seratonin symptoms?

What are the difference in low dopamine vs low seratonin symptoms?

First realize: 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

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Taurine increases dopamine in neucleu;, does it make it addictive?

Taurine increases dopamine in neucleu;, does it make it addictive?

Not necessarily: Taurine is like an amino acid, not a protein. I don't know exact mechanism how it increases your Dopamine level, but my advice is, do not believe much in the marketing done by companies selling nutritional products. I believe in natural ways by healthy life style, diet and exercise. ...Read more

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What is a healthy supplement that can raise dopamine levels safely?

What is a healthy supplement that can raise dopamine levels safely?

Looking for an OTC: Antidepressant? There are many on the market, but only prescription drugs are of sufficient consistency and quality to meet your criteria for a "safe" treatment approach. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

Celexa is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more


Dr. Martin Johnson
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Dopamine (Definition)

Dopamine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...Read more