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I am breaking out in hives from requip (ropinirole) for Parkinson's disease, will other dopamine agonists give me hives?

I am breaking out in hives from requip (ropinirole) for Parkinson's disease, will other dopamine agonists give me hives?

Perhaps not: Worthwhile trying Neupro (rotigotine) patch, which may not cause the allergic rxtn. If this too fails, go to various l-dopa preps, as unlikely to cause similar process. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Ropinirole (Definition)

Ropinirole is a dopamine affecting agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more


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Can ropinirole make your brain lazy when making dopamine?

Can ropinirole make your brain lazy when making dopamine?

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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Anxiety really affecting my life. I've also been on a dopamine drug. What do you suggest?

Anxiety really affecting my life. I've also been on a dopamine drug. What do you suggest?

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

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How does strattera (atomoxetine) help for ADHD if it is a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor , without affecting dopamine ?

How does strattera (atomoxetine) help for ADHD if it is a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor , without affecting dopamine ?

Strattera (atomoxetine) 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 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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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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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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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 ?

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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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

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Requip (Definition)

Requip is a dopamine affecting agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more


Dopamine Affecting Drug (Definition)

Dopamine affecting agents are a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more