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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..

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..

Insomnia : There are numerous neurotransmitters that contribute to sleep and wakefulness. Getting to the bottom of what is causing your insomnia is the best treatment recommendation than using medicines to make you sleepy. Would recommend for you to talk to a sleep specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Will the number of dopamine receptors from antipsychotic usage and its withdrawal lower over time? I think all this extra dopamine is giving insomnia

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

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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

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Does phosphatidylserine cause insomnia in sensitive individuals because of increased dopamine? I am sensitive to dopamine bc of antipsychotic usage

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

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Will taking 200 mg of trazodone for insomnia lower my dopamine levels since I have ADHD?

Will taking 200 mg of trazodone for insomnia  lower my dopamine levels since I have ADHD?

Not likely: Trazodone's mechanism of action really targets more the serotonin receptors as well as the histamine H1 receptors and a1 adrenergic receptors. It is not known to have much clinical effect on dopamine. ...Read more

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Does raising your dopamine levels ( in my case with cabergoline to lower my elevated prolactin) help improve my sleepless nights?

Does raising your dopamine levels ( in my case with cabergoline
to lower my elevated prolactin) help improve my sleepless 
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There is no data .: If you're having trouble sleeping try melatonin. It's very safe and works best if you take it at least an hour before bedtime. It is melatonin and that's what the brain produces in all of us to put us to sleep. ...Read more

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What is the value of dopamine?

Dopamine: . Dopamine is for executive functions such as planning and alertness, etc. ...Read more

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What are brand names for dopamine?

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Dopamine: Some trade names are Intropin, (dopamine) Revimine, DOPA. ...Read more

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What are the food sources of dopamine?

What are the food sources of dopamine?

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 more

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What are the effects of lowered dopamine?

What are the effects of lowered dopamine?

Less normal itch : Every hormone and natural transmitters are needed for positive and negative response. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Johnson
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Dopamine (Definition)

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