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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..
Will the number of dopamine receptors from antipsychotic usage and its withdrawal lower over time? I think all this extra dopamine is giving insomnia
Down regulation: In theory, the use of any receptor-driven chemical stimulus over time will result in reduction, or down-regulation of those receptors, especially if the dose is increased. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does phosphatidylserine cause insomnia in sensitive individuals because of increased dopamine? I am sensitive to dopamine bc of antipsychotic usage
Phosphatidylserine: is a normal constituent of cell membranes. Evidence of its efficacy for anything is modest at best. There is no such thing as being "sensitive" to dopamine. That's like saying that you're "sensitive" to oxygen because you take asthma medications. You can be sensitive to pharmacological agonists or antagonists of neurotransmitters, but not to neurotransmitters themselves. ...Read more
Does raising your dopamine levels ( in my case with cabergoline
to lower my elevated prolactin) help improve my sleepless
Most food sources: Dopamine by itself is not found in any food sources but there are two Amino Acids that are converted to Dopamine in the body. Look for foods with phenylananine and tyrosine in them, though this is not very difficult to find. Most meats, dairy, and grains are high in both of these amino acids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer