Adhd neurotransmitters

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462570 tn?1273636577 Does anyone know what main neurotransmitters help to manage pain? I have read that the inhibitory transmitters glycine and GABA have something to do with it but what about Dopamine?
Avatar f tn I am pretty sure that Welbutrin would make more chemical sense in helping ADD because Welbutrin acts on norepinephrine and dopamine, where as Paxil acts mainly on serotonin. The neurotransmitters that are involved in ADD are thought to mainly be norepinephrine and dopamine... which is why something like welbutrin is prescribed more often and tends to work better. BUT!
Avatar n tn Simply because it is not a prescrition drug, and is manufactured from a natural substance, is not a reason to give it to a child as young as four in any case. Diagnoses of ADHD in children as young as four have to be suspect - after all, the core symptoms of ADHD (overactivity, inattention, impulsivity) normally occur to some extent in most four year olds. If your child, though, is extremely hyperactive (i.e., at the severe end of the spectrum), Dexedrine might be considered.
Avatar m tn What to do after you just say NO to Ritalin when a child has been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and (ADHD) or some other learning disability. And even if you don’t, ADD is a growing problem that you should be aware of some estimate that as many as one in five U.S. children are on Ritalin that’s 6 million kids.
Avatar m tn This is because the body stops producing the appropriate levels of neurotransmitters that ADHD meds replace — a trademark of addictive substances. I worry that a generation of Americans won’t be able to concentrate without this medication; big pharma is understandably not as concerned.
Avatar dr m tn As the new school year begins, it’s only natural that there’s more awareness about learning and behavior issues. One of the most controversial topics that came up frequently is ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It’s thought that 2-4% of children have this condition, and a shocking 50% of children with this condition are on some form of prescription medication. Not only is it seen in children, but adults can have it as well.
Avatar m tn A very good question as it all depends on the user of the medication. If a person has ADHD, researchers believe that the problem lies in the catecholamine-rich fronto-subcortical system of the brain. (http://www.help4adhd.
Avatar m tn Cymbalta is an SNRI (serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor). It's possible smoking pot may have affects these neurotransmitters. Dr Kaslow has a very indepth article entitled Neurotransmitter Repletion. I added a few excerpts... "Neurotransmitters are the naturally occurring chemicals inside your body that transmit messages between nerve cells. In the brain alone there are 183 different neurotransmitters.
Avatar n tn Part of a treatment plan for bipolar disorder, which is biologically-based and involves the functioning of the brain's neurotransmitters, requires medication (in addition to therapy).
Avatar m tn It was like thoughts flowed, and I just had to direct them. I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was a child, and as I am today, I have to focus to think in a particular direction. When I am not focusing, my mind feels mostly blank. Is there a way to creat that strong stream of thoughts without smoking marijuana?
510969 tn?1212858881 All of the trial test results are the same - l-theanine is highly effective in the treatment of ADHD due to its ability to balance the neurotransmiters implicated in ADHD. The latest studies postulate that theanine modulates the levels of neurotransmitters, ie - if one's dopamine levels are too high, theanine lowers it. If one's serotonin levels are too low - it raises it. It also promotes alpha brain waves - the waves we have when we are calm, yet alert.
Avatar m tn I'm 41 yrs old and diagnosed with ADHD because of my symptoms. I was prescribed Vyvanse. I took 20mg today but it put me to sleep. I was wondering if there was a possibility of me having thyroid problems because of this effect the Vyvanse had on me? I thought i was going to be focused and energized. Can you please let me know if this is the effect Vyvanse does to people with thyroid problems? Thank you.
Avatar n tn I am ADD (possibly bi-polar II--jury is still out) and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in '86. I recently read an article in an anthology about women with ADHD that was written by a psychiatrist and neuropsychologist (well-referenced) that claimed at least a correlational link, if not a causal one. This article made both scientific and intuitive sense.
520691 tn?1213965444 My boyfriend had a horrific accident last year which left him with 3 skull fractures and part of his brain crushed. He has ADHD but his moods have become uncontrolable lately... Could there be anything long term? Any suggestions on how to control this would be grateful.
Avatar f tn I should see my doctor soon, and I want to request/suggest Wellbutrin. It is also used for ADHD, which I have, and it works on differemt neurotransmitters, so it can be used either in conjunction with sertraline or alone. Someone told me it just made them worse though, and he increase in energy made them more suicidal. Have any of you had experience with it? Should I suggest it to my doc?
Avatar n tn The patented form from Japan, called Suntheanine, is the one which has been used in all of the controlled studies and is used in Japan as a recognized treatment for ADHD. It is now available in capsule form in the US. The latest studies postulate that theanine modulates the levels of neurotransmitters, ie - if one's dopamine levels are too high, theanine lowers it. If one's serotonin levels are too low - it raises it.
Avatar n tn This theoretically leaves more of the neurotransmitter in the brain. If you have low levels of neurotransmitters to begin with these medications either will not work well or work for a while then stop working. Alcohol and drugs depletes neurotransmitters so your neurotransmitter tanks were close to empty (for lack of a better description lol) prior to that sip of hard liquor.
1393879 tn?1288729049 Abnormalities in these areas may impair a person's ability to brake actions, resulting in the impulsivity typical of ADHD people. Also located here are important neurotransmitters -- chemical messages in the brain -- including norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin, which affect mental and emotional functioning. Dopamine is under particular scrutiny. One recent study reported that adults with ADHD had abnormally low levels of DOPA decarboxylase, the enzyme that produces dopamine.
Avatar n tn My step son is 7 years old and has been diagnosed with a very mild case of ADHD. My concern is that like I said before he is 7 years and he weighs approximately 95 pounds. The Dr. has prescribed him Concerta 36 mg per day. We have had to take him off the medication. He would go all day and never eat anything, he would not sleep at all, he would stay up all night just sitting in front of the TV. He would talk non stop(even though he has done this all of his life) it got worse.
Avatar m tn Ritalin is increasing the levels of both dopamine and norepinephrine neurotransmitters thru the inhibition of monoamine transporters. It would be good to know for how long you've been on Ritalin and if you decided to take it due to the side effects you were experiencing with Paxil or to treat ADHD. I do think the Effexor is more stimulating than Paxil and maybe you could do well on only Effexor. Taking Ritalin in combination with the Effexor could give you hypertension.
674555 tn?1272603976 but also if those neurotransmitters are not at normal levels because of cognitive disorders like ADHD then the proper dose, when closely monitored brings them up to what a normal adults level would be, just like SSRI's block the re-uptake of serotonin so that the levels are as similar to those in individuals without any neurological dysfunction, but if misdiagnosed and taken those drugs as well can cause someone who already has normal levels to increase to fatal levels causing complications lik
Avatar n tn Apparently using this med while on MAOI's can be life threatening.Unless u r narcoleptic or have properly diagnosed ADD/ADHD,i suggest u leave this stuff alone.take care.
Avatar f tn Thyroid hormone imbalances can play a role in neurotransmitter balance and for some thyroid patients it can be incredibly useful to include strategies to regulate neurotransmitters while working to manage the thyroid issues. Anxiety, depression, insomnia, PMS, ADD and ADHD are some of the main issues that will manifest if neurotransmitters are out of balance. My approach does not utilize any pharmaceutical interventions.
Avatar f tn I'm curious if you have diagnosed with adhd? When used properly, adhd medications are not suppose to give you this burst of energy to clean or anything like that. When that happens, it is being used as speed. Then you are taking sleep aides and Xanax to come back down? Anyway, your pupils are dialated because it is an amphetamine and your body is reacting to it. You'll have to judge whether that is worth it. Every medication has an up side and a down side.
Avatar f tn Started wellbutrin two weeks ago for anxiety and adhd. Most of the physical side effects have stopped,however, I am extremely emotional. Had a traumatic event happen and suicide crossed my mind and that has never happened. But works great foradhd and my anxiety. Is this an adjustment phase or should I switch?
Avatar f tn He clearly has issues beyond the diagnosis (by his Dr.) of ADHD. His birth mom (who has passed from an overdose of same meds) took Ativan while pregnant with him. She took MUCH more than recommended even when not pregnant. So, my question is this: has anyone done research to find out the long term effects of this and other drugs on children who were gestated with this drug along with several other meds?
Avatar f tn do you have a newer cable box? take the little card that goes in it to work with you :) then TV won't be an option. i feel this is unacceptable. you are not paying her to veg while your son watches TV. it also makes me wonder what else she may or may not be doing against your wishes or behind your back.
1472248 tn?1292614695 From the symptoms described this looks to be attention deficit hyperactivity disorder rather than anything related to the previous episode of rolandic seizure. ADHD usually presents in early school years. The child can be either primarily inattentive, impulsive, hyperactive or emotionally unstable. The child often doesn’t seem to listen, is easily distracted, cant sit still and is fidgety, has angry outbursts, social loner, becomes very sensitive to criticism.
Avatar m tn Last summer I started trying different drugs like cocaine, marijuana, pain killers, ecstasy, Valium, Xanex, and my favorite category, stimulants, Ritalin, Concerta, Focalin, Adderall and other pills that I didn't even know what they were (bad idea) After trying medicine for ADHD/ADD and comparing how I function on and off them I realized that I have ADD.
Avatar m tn I was taking a few different medications for ADHD, which I now realize I shouldn't have been because I didn't have it. Then after I finally stop those I was on an SSRI for my depression which helped re-regulate the neurotransmitters after getting depression from being on these stimulants that I wasn't supposed to be on. Later I started taking an allergy medication (Claratin-D) for my allergies. Later I found out that this was a Pseudo ephedrine/loratadine combination.