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Medicine For Intropin Allergy
28 yr-old with 8 yrs of autonomic, endocrinologic, and inflammatory symptoms, which have both a daily pattern and a seasonal pattern.....?
Psychologial Tx of physical problems:
Andrew, your symptoms indicate the strong possibility of being the consequence of conditioning from earlier life experiences. I say this because of their cyclic nature, the act hat the symptoms are physical does not preclude the cause being psychological.
I urge you to visit www.stii.us for expanded information on this possibility. Treatment by Subliminal Therapy is my first recommendation with Hypnotic methods being second (www.asch.net for a referral for hypnosis). Medications can mask symptoms but do not address the problem itself. When you resolve the cause of a problem, you eliminate its symptoms.
Best wishes, Dr. Yager ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Yes: All medications can have side effects or complications. This must be weighed against the risk of not treating. Dopamine agonists can cause insomnia, tolerance, hallucinations and agitation. Ldopa used for RLS is usually at a low dose with minimal risk but for parkinsons the above complications should be looked for. Adhd medications have potential for abuse in patients who don't have true adhd. ...Read more
Weaning: Dopamine is an acute hemodynamic IV drug which usually is removed by titrating the dose rate down by 50% monitoring for a few hours and then cutting down another 50% until minimal dose rate is present and the dose is stopped. Amiodarone has such a long half time that we don't wean it. We stop the amiodarone and its long half time takes care of the amio weaning, in general. ...Read more
After taking drugs like ecstasy 2 pills per month..how long does it take for your serotonin and dopamine to come back to normal?
Impossible to say: MDMA has shown some evidence of permanent damage to the dopamine system. It can take months to a year for temporary drug damage to heal in the brain. Also, multible drugs besides MDMA are currently being sold as ecstasy because of the high demand for MDMA, So impossible to more accurately answer your question. ...Read more
My husband has Parkinson's and is wondering can certain foods and over-the-counter medicine water down the dopamine he is taking?
GREAT QUESTION: I am always amazed at even the number of colleagues who do not educate their patients on this very important point. YES....there is a huge relationship between the PROTEIN CONTENT of a meal and the absorption of carbidopa/levodopa. If a meal has more than 30% of its caloric content in the form of protein then, this will significantly hinder absorption in the gut of Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa). Therefore, ..... ...Read more
Does dopamite(dopamine supplement) increase more dopamine level or prescribed medicine like biperiden(dopamine reuptake inhibitor) does?
If my RLS is a circulation issue why does dopamine drug work? If these drugs work for me it seems like it is a dopamine issue not circulation. Help!
See below: Restless leg syndrome is a movement disorder and sleep disorder, and is caused by problems affecting neurotransmitters, not circulation. Drug of choice is a Dopamine agonist, which works very well. On occasion, iron metabolism may be imbalanced and can be detected by a ferritin level. ...Read more
Mostly: Wellbutrin (bupropion) interferes with reuptake of dopamine&norepinephrine(noradrenaline)in the central nervous system, thereby leaving these neurotransmitters to sit longer&stronger in the synapse between communicating brain cells, which enhances dopamine&adrenaline activity at the cellular level. That can treat depression, feed pleasure to help sex&bypass tobacco, improve adhd&cognition, lower weight, etc. ...Read more
Even more than what?: Please repost your question with an explanation of why you think "the dopamine" is too HIGH. Please also state where in your body you want to lower "the dopamine:" Spit? Left elbow? Eyeball? What lab measured "the dopamine" & what are your numbers? (You want to lower it, right?) You know, like blood sugar? Finally, please indicate what lowering "the dopamine" is supposed to achieve. ...Read more
Specific Therapy: Get talk therapy that goes well beyond the line, "tell me how you feel about that." first, u really do need someone w/training & expertise in treatment of anxiety problems/disorders. It's vital 2 understand what anxiety is, how it ticks & what specific things can help if anxiety starts interfering w/ ability 2function &w/ ability 2 form/keep relationships. Great info here: http://bit. Ly/zaffly. ...Read more
Im on lexapro ivega and abilify I understand 2 of these medicines are similar, i also know they're ssris (at least I've been told) ....dopamine is safe to raise? uptake inhibitors work for a reason so I have to ask
Different mechanisms: Abilify and Invega both blocks 5HT2A (one of the serotonin receptors) and D2 (one of the dopamine receptors). These two medications actually decrease the actions of dopamine in the brain. Lexapro is an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) which modulates/regulates serotonin transmission in certain brain pathways. None of these drugs increase dopamine. ...Read more
Is it possible or probable that the drug Adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) if used long-term, could cause eventual dopamine depletion?
Do med assisted therapy drugs like Suboxone & Methadone continue to hinder dopamine production in the opiate abused brain?
Did geodon (ziprasidone) damage my histamine and dopamine receptors? I am taking no psych drugs and do not feel great. Only way to sleep is one Benadryl or 0 rest
No: Geodon (ziprasidone) does not damage histamine or Dopamine receptors nor any other receptors in the central nervous system that we are aware of. I do not know why you were on Geodon (ziprasidone) in the first place, but if you're not feeling well I would recommend that you go back to your physician. It is possible to develop insomnia secondary to your primary psychiatric illness which then continues even if the primary psychiatric illness comes under control. This is called insomnia secondary to a mental disorder. You may get relief from your insomnia with melatonin which is over-the-counter. It is generally taken two hours before the desired time to fall asleep. ...Read more
Can severe ADHD or low dopamine levels and a very disorganized brain be responsible for psychological drugs like antidepressants not working on you?
Very much possible: Please don't self medicate or stop prescribed psychiatric medicines on your own, keep a close follow up with your doctor/psychiatrist, seek a second opinion if you wish, but never be on your own with those drugs on board, ...Read more
17 yrs old was prescribed compazine (prochlorperazine) by gp had stomach ach I read that it's an anti psychotic drug effecting dopamine, does that create permanent chgs?
Antiemetic: Used safely for yrs to alleviate nausea ; vomiting oral im ; suppository routes usually only a few doses--shouldn't cause any lasting harm. ...Read more
Took bath salts drug years ago, lost all pleasure in life. Got better. Brought it back by abusing adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Now left lifeless. Dopamine?
Bath salts: Can cause your brain to stop producing its own neurotransmitters. I would continue to work with a doctor to address the depressive symptoms present. ...Read more
Essential tremor 80 yr male taking lots of risks climbing ladders driving 180 miles in a day. Focused on cleaning house Could this be due to low amount of dopamine found in MRI scan 2yrs ago and refused medication as wanted a normal life without drug?
Treatment not cure: The best and most effective medications for essential tremor reduce the tremor by 50% at best. There is no medication that is 100% effective. E.g. Propranolol may require very high doses to be effective but then produce unwanted side effects. This is a constant battle for patients! Check out: www.essentialtremor.org for best information and products to use other than drugs. ...Read more
Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment of a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more
Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more
Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experienced a reaction, it could be due to allergy to the medication. ...Read more
No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to exposure to allergens. It is "natural" and long-lasting effects carry on after shots are stopped. It works for most, but not all people. The Closest thing to a cure so far..... For more read my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2013/03/its-no. ...Read more
OTC Allergy: Not fair. Truly, it is trial-and-error. What works best for you might not work best for someone else. Loratadine is the weakest binding non-sedating antihistamine; Cetirizine is the strongest binding non-sedating antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works better than both but it makes people sleepy. ...Read more