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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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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