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Zyprexa Serotonin Dopamine Receptor Blocker
If a certain meditation releases a lot of dopamine/serotonin, etc; is there a probability that overdoing it could down-regulate receptors in my brain?
Serontinergic: Receptors do down regulate when a medication is used, they up regulate when there is no seratonin. Down regulation of Dopamine receptors does occur in cases of abuse with cocaine, high dose amphetamine , etc, not with common medications for mood. Also people may have different levels of receptors without meds, thrill seekers needing more Dopamine release to feel a charge, . ...Read more
An organ, cell or molecule that accepts an outside signal and causes an internal change. Eyes receive light, touch receptors send messages to the brain when stimulated by pressure and estrogen receptors bind Estradiol causing responses of normal breast, ovary and uterus cells to rising and falling levels of the female steroid hormones. Most of the time "receptor" refers to one ...Read more
Help! Dr Tapered me off zyprexa (olanzapine) and Adderall too quickly due to worse depression.? Day 23 severe WD. Took 5mg of Adderall helped. Dopamine depletion?
Unlikely: Dopamine depletion is a relic of the 1980's. Much too simplistic an answer as synaptic neurotransmission is only one part of the story as we now know (i.e. CREP, epigenetics, non-synaptic neurotransmission, etc). Taking Adderall and Zyprexa (olanzapine) together makes me wonder what you are being treated for and by whom. ...Read more
Does high or low dopamine create insomnia? I was on zyprexa (olanzapine) for awhile but it did not sedate me I needed to take a moderate dose of Ativan to sleep..
Been taking cipramil (10mg). Went up to 20mg 5 nights ago. Would I know if I had serotonin syndrome by now? also been taking Zyprexa (olanzapine) (5mg) no symptoms
Can weaning off Zyprexa (olanzapine) and Adderall & stopping at the same time cause major problems with dopamine levels and brain function. If so what? Day 22 off
Medication weaning : Discontinuing meds needs careful supervision by the prescribing provider, because meds used to treat the brain DO have "withdrawal" effects because of neurotransmitter level changes in brain tissue and cells. The symptoms vary w/ med and person. Weaning or tapering is done to allow the brain to adjust with cautious medical care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Take Paxil (paroxetine) & zyprexa combo for mdd. (stil depressed) was put on Adderall for my add now as well. Am i at risk for serotonin syndrome? Is it common?
Risk is very slight: To put this in perspective for you, I have been practicing psychiatry about 30 years now and I have only seen two cases of serotonin syndrome. Your risk is higher given the combination of medications that you are on put your overall risk is very low. I recommend that you read the entire article that is in the link below. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0004531 best wishes and i really wouldn't lose any sleep worrying about this. ...Read more
Nothing: Don't waste your money on these kind of tests. It is how you feel, how you think, how you take care of yourself that matters. ...Read more
Yes: The caffeine in coffee blocks Adenosine receptors, which when activated make you tired and sleepy. This blockade also affects all major neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, acetylcholine, serotonin -- and in high doses, norepinephrine too. Dopamine effects are not in the exact same regions of the brain that other addictive substances affect, though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Atomoxetine inhibits serotonin transporter, dopamine transporter and naroephinephrine. What does inhibit mean?
Strattera (atomoxetine): Inhibition is the opposite of stimulation, so the effectiveness is reduced. ...Read more
Everywhere: Both are found throughout the brain, but more common in the limbic or emotional part of the brain ...Read more
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