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Doctor insights on: Zyprexa Serotonin Dopamine Receptor Blocker

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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?

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

Receptor (Definition)

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


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Does zyprexa raise serotonin levels? If it does does it do it a lot?

Does zyprexa raise serotonin levels? If it does does it do it a lot?

Yes and variable: The serotonin levels can be affected by that interaction in multiple ways. How much depends on the genetic and health makeup of each individual. ...Read more

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Can zyprexa and antipsychotics withdrawal lead to an excess of dopamine? Will these dopamine levels go back down eventually?

Can zyprexa and antipsychotics withdrawal lead to an excess of dopamine? Will these dopamine levels go back down eventually?

Almost always: Yes, your dopamine will definitely be affected by the addition or withdrawal of such medications. However, from what we know dopamine levels will go back down to normal shortly. ...Read more

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Is getting 100% of copper from a multivitamin bad for you? I read online too much copper & lead can lead to dopamine excess. Is copper bad? On zyprexa

Is getting 100% of copper from a multivitamin bad for you? I read online too much copper & lead can lead to dopamine excess. Is copper bad? On zyprexa

Too much copper?: 28 M asks: Is getting 100% of copper from a multivitamin bad for you? I read online too much copper & lead can lead to dopamine excess. Is copper bad? On zyprexa. ANS: too much copper is bad. There is no regulation of how much they put in multivitamins or supplements. Do not take them. Eating well is better and healthier. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

Although some: people can develop serotonin syndrome on low doses of meds - most often the person is either on high doses of serotinergic drugs or on mixes. If you have no symptoms at 20mg I would not be particularly worried. ...Read more

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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..

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..

Insomnia : There are numerous neurotransmitters that contribute to sleep and wakefulness. Getting to the bottom of what is causing your insomnia is the best treatment recommendation than using medicines to make you sleepy. Would recommend for you to talk to a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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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?

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

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High serotonin and low dopamine levels indicate what?

High serotonin and low dopamine levels indicate what?

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

Serotonin (Definition)

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


Olanzapine (Definition)

Also called zyprexa, (olanzapine) is a second generation antipsychotic that works to alleviate symptoms of ...Read more