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since my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose 1 yr ago (been clean since), I can't feel any emotion or feelings of pleausure, none. Could it have depleted my dopamine?

since my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose 1 yr ago (been clean since), I can't feel any emotion or feelings of pleausure, none. Could it have depleted my dopamine?

Tell your doctor: Brintellix has a fairly high incidence of sexual dysfunction. It acts on NE and serotonin transport and receptors Neurontin (gabapentin) can cause a major numbing effect as well.
Seroquel can have a lot of side effects as well. (it has the greatest effect on dopamine receptor activity). That being said, I suggest that you make no change in your medication without the advise of your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Dopamine (Definition)

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


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What is dopamine?

What is dopamine?

Dopamine: Dopamine is a naturally produced compound synthesized in the adrenal medulla. It has many functions, including neurotransmission, cardiovascular maintenance, and it has effects on kidney blood flow. It is sometimes administered by a physician in situations where a person is critically ill and is needed for cardiovascular support. ...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 OTC pills raise dopamine?

What OTC pills raise dopamine?

Careful: You have to be careful with OTC meds in general, increasing dopamine may be associated with increased risk of psychosis. OTC and "natural " drugs that do so are not heavily researched, so one needs to be careful ...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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Is there a way to unblock dopamine?

Come again?: I am having trouble making sense of your question. It may be helpful for you to repost your question with an explanation of what your concept of "blocked" dopamine is. ...Read more

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What does a low plasma dopamine mean?

What does a low plasma dopamine mean?

Read article: Too complex to answer in 400 characters. Below a link for starters, hope this helps.

http://jpet. Aspetjournals. Org/content/305/3/800.full. ...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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How does the body break down dopamine?

How does the body break down dopamine?

Dopamine: It is converted by the enzyme Dopamine beta hydroxylase into Noradrenaline. ...Read more

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What medicines increase dopamine level?

What medicines increase dopamine level?

Parkinson's example: L-DOPA is the classic drug to enhance dopamine function, but dopamine agonists such a ropinorole, or pramipexole can mimic effect. And we have a number of agents to prolong the dopamine effects, such as entacapone or Azilect (rasagiline). ...Read more

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Does dopamine alter your sense of humor?

Does dopamine alter your sense of humor?

Perhaps: Dopamine input has been implicated in the control of mood and emotion and so it is theoretically possible it loss of dopamine can alter your ability to find things comical. ...Read more

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How can I replace dopamine in my system?

How can I replace dopamine in my system?

Please clarify: Your post is not clear. Please repost your question with an explanation of how and why you consider your "system" to be lacking in dopamine and to need replacement of it. ...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

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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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Is there a medication that lowers dopamine?

Is there a medication that lowers dopamine?

Dopamine blockers: There is no medicine that lowers Dopamine. There are many medications that may block the effects of Dopamine, They are the classical antipsychotics and antinausea medications. ...Read more

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Does dopamine get released when you exercise?

Does dopamine get released when you exercise?

Runners high: Both Serotonin and Dopamine are released when you exercise. These are the neurotransmitters in the CNS responsible for the euphoric feeling felt after exercising, decreased depression and hostility, Dopamine specifically improves mood and long-term memory. ...Read more

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Is it possible to test the level of dopamine?

Is it possible to test the level of dopamine?

Test where?: Blood? Saliva? Urine? Spinal fluid? Or are you talking about drilling a hole in your head and extracting a piece of brain & rushing it to the lab for analysis? Please repost & specify; also, please indicate WHY you want to test dopamine "levels." What are you trying to achieve? ...Read more

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How long does it take for dopamine to return?

How long does it take for dopamine to return?

Always present: Dopamine is a neurotransmitter found in the brain. It is never not present. Its level of activity and volume may be changed by medicines and disease processes. ...Read more

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How do you increase the production of dopamine?

How do you increase the production of dopamine?

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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What natural things can I do to increase dopamine?

What natural things can I do to increase dopamine?

Pleasurable: Pleasurable activities, foods, exercises, images, drinks (careful, I don t mean necessarily "those"...), even sex. Those things you enjoy the most, increase your dopaminergic activity. Wherever your passion is, like my brother says. That is in general. Now, in presence of a disease (like parkinsons), the whole mechanism lacks enough neurotransmitter to make this ideas effective. Consult your dr. ...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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What happens if a child produces too much dopamine?

What happens if a child produces too much dopamine?

See below: Generally speaking we don't measure Dopamine levels. There are diseases where the cells that produce Dopamine start dying (i.e. Parkinson disease). There are diseases where the treatment are anti-dopaminegic medicine (i.e. Schizophrenia, hyperkinetic movement disorders such as huntington disease). I'm not sure that there is any condition where we say the Dopamine level is too high. ...Read more

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Is it possible to increase one's dopamine production?

Is it possible to increase one's dopamine production?

Yes: Its been shown that physical exercise, achievement, pleasure, and even caffeine intake (in moderation) increase the body's own dopamine production. ...Read more

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How to I get tested for dopamine difficieny syndrome?

The definition of a: Syndrome is "a collection of signs & symptoms that are clearly associated with a disease or disorder." To date, there is no scientifically or medically verified diagnosis of (or treatment for) "dopamine deficiency syndrome." There's no specific test for measuring dopamine levels. This answer may disappoint you but it's the only science-based answer I can give. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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I was wondering what do lower levels on dopamine mean.?

Please clarify: Lower levels where? What part or parts of the body are you asking about? ...Read more

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What can you eat/take that will lower your dopamine levels?

What can you eat/take that will lower your dopamine levels?

Please clarify: Please repost your question with an explanation of why you think your dopamine "levels" are too high. Please also indicate where in your body you want to lower these "levels, " and if your "levels" have been measured (how else would you know they're too high?) please include the numbers. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do to increase my dopamine levels?

Dopamine: Levels can drop if your iron level is low as iron is a cofactor for the enzyme Tyrosine Hydroxylase which is needed to make Dopamine. So I suggest you have your iron level checked first. There are a whole bunch of medications that affect Dopamine levels (in either direction) As a next step, I suggest you discuss this with a PCP who knows your situation well. ...Read more

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What number of dopamine pathways are there and what are they?

What number of dopamine pathways are there and what are they?

Dopamine is the: Latest fad: The "happy" chemical, right? There's no way that can be answered in 400 characters. Dopamine plays a fundamental role in almost all aspects of behavior from motor control to mood regulation, cognition & addiction & reward. The popular books about it are garbage. See Principles of Neural Science by Kandel & Schwartz or The Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacology by Cooper, Bloom & Roth. ...Read more

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What are some ways on how can you raise your dopamine levels?

What are some ways on how can you raise your dopamine levels?

Curious why?: Do you possess parkinson's disease or another movement disorder? Did you see an ad for supplements which worried you? Did your doctor tell you that your neurotransmitters were imbalanced? We have prescription meds that readily supplement dopamine, including l-dopa and several Dopamine agonists. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does doing things that make you happy release dopamine in the body?

Does doing things that make you happy release dopamine in the body?

Yes: Dopamine is a pleasure hormone that can be release by engaging in pleasurable activities. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can I do to increase my dopamine naturally?

Can anyone tell me what can I do to increase my dopamine naturally?

Live well: Find things that make you happy long-term. Take part in them. Get out of difficult situations and find meaning and joy in life by whatever means. Happiness isn't going to result from trying to manipulate chemicals in your brain, but from how you manage to live your life. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms that show that your dopamine levels are off?

What are the common symptoms that show that your dopamine levels are off?

Low dopamine: In men, low Dopamine levels (like low testosterone) can decrease bone density, sex drive, physical endurance, & muscle mass. May also increase cholesterol levels & body fat. Low Dopamine levels may indicate onset of parkinson's or adhd. People with fibromyalgia & chronic fatigue syndrome generally have low Dopamine levels as well. ...Read more

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My dopamine levels are low, does anyone know something that will normalize it?

Come again?: Please repost your question and explain what dopamine "levels" you mean (because the term "dopamine levels" is meaningless), how these "levels" were measured & by whom, & what you think you expect to achieve by raising these imaginary "levels." ...Read more

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I was told my son produces too much dopamine. Is there a way to test this? What are the symptoms of that?

I was told my son produces too much dopamine. Is there a way to test this? What are the symptoms of that?

How was this figured: I think there may be a miscommunication between you and the doctor. Although there are diseases with too little dopamine, i.e. Parkinson disease, I have never heard of a condition where we say there is too much dopamine. Certainly this isn't something that could be measured. I suppose theoretically there could be hallucinations or impulsiveness. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dopamine levels are low, does anyone know something that actually brings it normal?

What do you suggest if my dopamine levels are low, does anyone know something that actually brings it normal?

Please clarify: Please repost your question providing the following info: 1) Where these dopamine "levels" are in your body: Feet? Spit? Left eyeball? 2) how & why you THINK you have "low" levels & what clinical effect that has; 3) what lab measured your dopamine "levels" & what the numerical values were; & 4) what you think increasing your dopamine "levels" will achieve. Thank you. ...Read more

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I found out what dopamine is and I know it makes you feel happy. But do you need it to survive, what do you recommend?

I found out what dopamine is and I know it makes you feel happy. But do you need it to survive, what do you recommend?

Dopamine: Dopamine is a natural product produced in the brain. I am not sure about the "happiness" factor but it is critical for the ability to control your muscles. Loss of natural Dopamine over time leads to a syndrome called parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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What are the effects of norepinephrine and dopamine?

What are the effects of norepinephrine and dopamine?

Catecholamines: Behavior is much more complex than neurotransmitter levels alone. But norepinephrine (ne) acts mainly in an area of your brainstem called the locus coeruleus. When released, ne triggers the stress response. Ne is also involved in pain, cognition, mood, emotions, movement and blood pressure. Dopamine is involved in regulating mood, pleasure, delusions, psychosis and drug abuse -- and more. ...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

Overdose (Definition)

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