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Serotonin (Definition)

Serotonin is a chemical derived from the Amino Acid tryptophan and acts as a neurotransmitter (communicating ...Read more


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How does lyrica work? Is it similiar to narcotic pain medicine? Or similiar to tramadol as norepinephrine and serotonin reuptake inhibitor?

How does lyrica work? Is it similiar to narcotic pain medicine? Or similiar to tramadol as norepinephrine and serotonin reuptake inhibitor?

Lyrica: Dear pika89800 lyrica enhances gaba in the brain and suppresses pain at a cortical level, pain has 3 main levels, local, spinal and brain (cortex), it is non narcotic, it is an antiseizure medication and can sometimes help both pain and anxiety the answer is purely for educational purposes, please contact your md. ...Read more

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

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 more

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I was wondering does the antidepressant Effexor have a stronger serotonin reuptake blocker than paxil?

I was wondering does the antidepressant Effexor have a stronger serotonin reuptake blocker than paxil?

It is different: Paxil is only an SSRI . Effexor works on two receptor sites. They work in different ways and it depends on what helps more. They both work on serotonin but it is hard to compare strength. ...Read more

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Do you need to increase your serotonin levels every few years or will the antidepressant you originally were placed on keep working?

Do you need to increase your serotonin levels every few years or will the antidepressant you originally were placed on keep working?

Anti-depressants are: a mixed bag... I've known people who have been on the same one for 10+ years with consistently good results. I've known patients who get a good result, yet in a matter of months, the effect fades. We don't know why, but when the effect thins, most psychiatrists try another medication, usually in a different class. Some will augment your existing med first with a second medication. ...Read more

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How can I naturally raise my serotonin levels I have mild anxiety my dr gave me a antidepressant but want to try a natural aproach first?

How can I naturally raise my serotonin levels I have mild anxiety my dr gave me a antidepressant but want to try a natural aproach first?

Serotonin: I'm sure your doc is skilled and offers a good way to go. Alternatively, you can get your neurotransmitters measured via a lab test by neuroscience lab (urine sample). Then targeted Amino Acid therapy (supplement formulas) can be used as suggested by your results. ...Read more

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At 113 mg efexor had no effect on anxiety. At 150 it helped a lot. Does this imply that norepinephrine was more of an issue for me than serotonin?

At 113 mg efexor had no effect on anxiety. At 150 it helped a lot. Does this imply that norepinephrine was more of an issue  for me than serotonin?

If you mean....: ....That at the150mg dose you most likely started to get the effect that Effexor can have on norepinephrine, you are probably correct. At the lower doses Effexor only works on serotonin. It is possible you may get even more effect on norepinephrine at doses higher than 150. Typically at doses higher than 225, the effect on Dopamine can kick in as well. Hopefully you are tolerating the drug well! ...Read more

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I was recently in the hospital to check and make sure I didn't have serotonin syndrome. They told me to stop taking the antidepressants. Is that safe?

Antidepressants can: Antidepressants can cause teh hyperserotinin syndrome. If this is your case your physiciasn can drop the dosage or if necessary stop it. This is something you need to discuss with your physician because I agree with your hesitation and you need to be certain that there is a plan for your depression therapy. ...Read more

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