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Use Of Dopamine
Using knowledge of the dopaminergic neurone, how might one increase or decrease the release of dopamine?
Natural High : There are many ways once can try to increase brain Dopamine levels. But what ever you do, do not do it with drugs. The high is short and "fun"; the fall is miserable and and long. Some supplements can help, but discuss with your doctor before flushing your dollars down the drain. If natural measures fail, there are effective prescription medications which can help with your Dopamine concern. ...Read more
NO!: Will probably do more harm than good. Needs a visit to the er, now>. ...Read more
Lung cancer & COPD: (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)heart attacks, strokes & bladder cancer all from ciggarettes. Xs alcohol can lead to liver cirrhosis, delerium tremens (dts) if body becomes alcohol dependent & you stop drinking for a while, esophageal varices which can result in massive vomiting of blood & death. ...Read more
Catecholamines: Behavior is much more complex than neurotransmitter levels alone. But norepinephrine (ne) acts mainly in an area of your brainstem called the locus coeruleus. When released, ne triggers the stress response. Ne is also involved in pain, cognition, mood, emotions, movement and blood pressure. Dopamine is involved in regulating mood, pleasure, delusions, psychosis and drug abuse -- and more. ...Read more
Will the number of dopamine receptors from antipsychotic usage and its withdrawal lower over time? I think all this extra dopamine is giving insomnia
Down regulation: In theory, the use of any receptor-driven chemical stimulus over time will result in reduction, or down-regulation of those receptors, especially if the dose is increased. ...Read more
Does the use of the neupro patch and stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) 125 lessen the incidence of psycosis ?
Parkinson's Disease: These are both medications used to treat parkinson's disease, not psychosis. Some antipsychotic medications can induce parkinsonism in movements -- not true parkinson's disease. Sometimes these meds used to treat parkinson's may cause psychotic symptoms. Late-stage parkinson's disease can also involve a type of dementia with hallucinations as well. ...Read more
MDMA or Molly : 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, also called Ecstasy, is a synthetic stimulant with no medical use. It ^es activity of multiple neurochemicals, acting most like amphetamine + mescaline. It ^es heart rate & blood pressure & depletes the brain's serotonin, causing after-effects of confusion, insomnia, depression up to weeks after ingestion. See: drugabuse.gov. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Merrem: Merrem is an antibacterial antibiotic belonging to the family of carbopenems. It is generally used for skin, intraabdominal and meningitis in children. Usual side effects to look for hypersensitivity reactions, interaction with valproic acid, seizure potential. Clostridium difficile enteritis, caution in hemodialysis patients. ...Read more
Wrong question: The best help I can give you as a medical professional is not to recommend how to optimize the use of illegal drugs with prescription medication or how to minimize the risks of interactions between illegal substances & legal substances but rather to inform you that it is to your ultimate benefit not to use any illegal substance. The question becomes irrelevant therefore, if you take that advice. ...Read more