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Requip Dopamine Affecting Agent
I am breaking out in hives from requip for Parkinson's disease, will other dopamine agonists give me hives?
No: The drug is a Dopamine agonist, and works as a synthetic mimicker of brain dopamine, but has several drawbacks, including falling asleep while driving due to somnolence. Hallucinations have been reported, and an impulse dyscontrol syndrome has lead to gambling, hypersexuality, and poor judgement. Not a laziness, but rather a behavioral alteration of baseline function. ...Read more
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How does strattera help for ADHD if it is a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor , without affecting dopamine ?
Strattera blocks : Reuptake of norepinephrine but rat studies show that it also raises levels of Dopamine in the prefrontal cortex 3x without raising levels in the nucleus accumbens that controls addiction and where the other stimulant drugs also act. Dr. Stephen stahl calls some of the cells in the prefrontal cortex promiscuous because they contain both norepinephrine and dopamine. There is more to be learned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For educational purposes: Do people who suffer addictive behavior get medication that lowers or raises dopamine?
If only it were ...: So simple :/ treatment of addiction must be personalized 4 ea pt, substance used, or behavior patient is addicted to. Treatments often work best when combined, and no one treatment is right for everyone. Components of treatment may include psychotherapy, 12 step meetings, replacement therapy (typically increase circulating dopamine) or dopamine blocking agent), tx of underlying psych dz, to start. ...Read more
Naturally means?: Do you mean WITHOUT use of typical pharmacological agents which are prescribed in the U.S. and elsewhere? Tyrosine is an amino acid which is a building block for dopamine. When taken in greater quantities than we get from ingestion dopamine levels will rise in the brain. However, at such necessarily high levels, significant side effects can occur. Needs to be monitored closely by physician. ...Read more
Yes: Insightful question. Parkinsons disease, or other parkinsons like conditions have a significant amount of deficiency such that it then begins to affect nerve cell transmission and communication. How much deficiency there has to be to show parkinsons like symptoms is not at all clear but safe to say that the number must be very low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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