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Can periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) (cyproheptadine) be useful in relieving serotonin induced migraine caused by an ssri? Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) has antiserotonin affinity. Head hurts..
Might be useful: Although Cyproheptadine is nominally an anti-histamine, it does have seratonin antagonistic effects, and, has been best used as a migraine preventative in years past. Since it is cheap, could try it, but likely should start low dose and aim for about 4mg every 6 hrs. May take about two weeks to decide success at the higher dose. ...Read more
Which glutamate receptor(s) are affected negatively by monosodium glutamate: ampa, nmda, and/or kainate?
Topamax = 3a4 inducer. Augments gaba. Xanax & Abilify (aripiprazole) are substrates. Potential reaction? Wondering about topa + seroquel, too. Titrating from sero.
Combo: No significant adverse interaction other than sedation, as long as doses are therapeutic & monitored. ...Read more
Can overuse of a centrally acting stimulant like Pseudoephedrine trigger apermanent change in adrenergic receptors...hypersensitive sympathetic systm?
Not likely: Adrenergic drugs are used to manage sympathetically maintained pain. They act either presynaptically on the neuron or postsynaptically on receptors located on the effector organ. They may affect receptors that are stimulated by norepinephrine (NE) or epinephrine, or interrupt the release of NE from noradrenergic neurons. ...Read more
Blood work showed supine norepinephrine 183pg/ml, epinephrine 11, dopac 1204, dopa 2339; standing norep 639, epi 121, dopac 1099, dopa 1992, normal?
Is there any side effects with this homeopathic drugs (1) baryta carb 30. (2) silicea 12x. (3) symphytum q?
No, but effects may:: With rare exceptions, homeopathic remedies are very safe and do not cause "side effects" but occasionally the effects of the medicines are an aggravation, which is a mild temporary worsening of pre-existing symptoms before you start feeling better. While this usually does not occur, when it does happen it is considered a sign that the remedy is having a positive effect on the patient. ...Read more
Only noradrenergic antidepressant works for me, does inderal (propranolol) acts negative on noradrenergic effects of antidepressant ?At vasomotor centers.Regards.
Venlafaxine: It's not the vasomotor centers that are important in antidepressant response; it's the neuron synapses in the brain. Effexor (venlafaxine) inhibits reuptake of both serotonin and ne. Inderal can suppress some of the physical symptoms of anxiety (rapid heart rate, sweaty palms, tremulousness, etc). Some on chronic (not intermittent or "prn") Inderal have had more depression. Not everyone. You should be okay. ...Read more
Not safe: GABA antagonists are not routinely prescribed for GABA A receptor upregulation. The main one flumazenil (clonazepam) is used for overdoses from benzodiazepines in an ER setting. It may cause withdrawal seizures. Your best bet is to detox and enter a drug tx program for alcohol or sedative-hypnotic dependence issues. ...Read more
Is someone on beta blockers protected from caffeine's theoretical arrhythmogenic effects? In other words, can coffee be drunk with beta blockers?
Coffee: A recent study found that one or two cups of coffee a day had no significant arrhythmogenic effects. ...Read more
Good question: Not really an anticonvulsant of any therapeutic use; the abrupt/constant rate of elimination could make seizures even more likely in someone already prone. Let s suppose that as a gabaergic agent, somebody uses it as "medication"...Everyday? Tolerance will even complicate things more; rapidly you made someone alcohol dependent. When "treatment" stops, he/she will likely be at risk of seizures. ...Read more
Does dopamite(dopamine supplement) increase more dopamine level or prescribed medicine like biperiden(dopamine reuptake inhibitor) does?
Is this carb blocker safe during pregnancy : white kidney bean (phaseolus vulgaris) extract 500mg, anti caking agent (silicon dioxide), hypromellose?
(Allegra, ortho tri-cyclen, Cymbalta)-GP prescribed.
(Baclofen, Carb/Levo, & Adderall)-added by Neurologist. Interact. b/w meds to cause hypnic jerks?
Reconciliation: If different doctors all use electronic medical records, and they perform "medication reconciliation" at each visit so that they all know what doctor prescribed which medication, likelihood is high that the systems alerts of any potential problems with the medications. The Affordable Care Act (=Obamacare) mandates medication reconciliation. ...Read more
Is taking these safe? Phenylethylamine, caffeine theobromine, caralluma, synephrine, methylsynephrine, l-carnitine, crateagus, red raspberry ketones, Zantac (ranitidine)
Woow!: Are you asking about a composite medication, cross reaction between one supplement and another, or a novel combination you'd like to take? By the way, what are you trying to treat with this medley? ...Read more
For me, pregnenolone = a powerful mood stabilizer, antidepressant, anxiolytic & sensory sensitivity reducer. What could this mean? Adrenal issue?
Intriguing: There are some early research studies that suggest that pregnenalone may indeed do what you're describing. It's too early to consider it a psychiatric drug for anxiety and mood disorders. But who knows what the next year or two might uncover. (to prove absolutely that it is not an adrenal issue will require some blood work ordered by your doc. ...Read more
Not definite: no specific meds for glutamate dysfunction, anything available has a lot of side effects. ...Read more
TCA/SSRI: Both are, depending on what they are prescribed for. The difference is in tolerability & side-effects. ...Read more