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Avatar m tn Something interesting happened recently that both illustrates this and makes me think dopamine may have something to do with it. First, let me make it clear that I am not a druggie. I've never taken an illegal, recreational drug in my life, not even pot (and I was in high school in the 1980s!) On a couple of occasions, however, I have taken peyote with Native Americans. The reasons for that are another story. The peyote church I attended was in Arizona, several hundred miles from my home.
Avatar f tn I have been using pills and on methadone for the last 12 years. I am now on suboxone and have been able to obtain sobriety while on this medication. However, it is time to get off of the suboxone and move on with my life. I am scared of the paws. Can you give me some info on what happens to our dopamine receptors from long term opiate use? Do they begin repairing themselves as you decrease your opiate intake or do they wait until all opiate use has completely ceased?
Avatar n tn (My doctor said it might mean that my body simply does not produce dopamine on its own; would you agree?) 3) What causes dopamine deficiency in a person? I'm comfortable reading technical/medical literature if you could refer me to any sources. One last question: my new doctor and I have discussed a therapeutic trial of compounded T3 to augment my Wellbutrin/Adderall combo. In your practice, do you have any experience with T3 being helpful for euthyroid depressed patients?
Avatar n tn Just was wondering if anyone else has had their dopamine tested and have had it return low? I have moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Read a study by the University of Michigan, Anne Arbour - they have found a direct correlation to OSA and low dopamine levels. I have also been diagnosed with low thyroid - which is linked some believe to sleep apnea. I also have a fatty liver and endometriosis.
520191 tn?1355639002 Then from there ask about the specific side effect profile and efficacy of each one as regards its effect on depression and you could also look up the medication website. From what I am reading Amisulpride like Seroquel does have a mood stabilization effect and actually has shown efficacy on depresion though only a psychiatrist would understand this in full.
Avatar f tn Since for us driven manic by AD, if you beat depression without an AD then no more depression for start the first face of the coin, and by not taking an AD then no second face too i.e. no mania. So by not having neither depression nor mania then no BP. Simple. I also demanded from the forum to start looking for an AD that doesn't bring mania. Although nobody came to rescue me by suggesting one, i tried in the meantime lexapro/cipralex, seroxat/paxil/ some tricyclics, stablon/coaxil etc..
Avatar f tn I was wondering if anyone else taking opiate medications have started suffering from some form of depression?? Before starting my medications I never had a problem with depression but since starting opiates I have been having mood swings and deprssion....I know the depression isn't coming from my pain because it's pretty well controlled on the medication, my Dr tried me on Cymbalta and Pristique and both ended up with seratonin syndrome which left me horribly ill and hospitalized..
Avatar m tn Dopamine problems would be associated with some diseases, but not with what you're describing. Medication doesn't affect serotonin or dopamine levels, they change the way these neurotransmitters are used and evacuated by the body. 5-HTP would take awhile to work, probably at least as long as antidepressants, which usually take 6-8 weeks.
38309 tn?1270893703 One of the neurotransmitters playing a major role in addiction is dopamine. Many of the concepts that apply to dopamine apply to other neurotransmitters as well. As a chemical messenger, dopamine is similar to adrenaline. Dopamine affects brain processes that control movement, emotional response, and ability to experience pleasure and pain. More info: http://www.utexas.edu/research/asrec/dopamine.
Avatar m tn Can living healthy lifestyle, thus including a healthy balanced diet, regular exercise and social participation help balancing the levels of serotonin, dopamine and adrenaline related to depression, to healthy levels? And by that avoiding a serious state, which is depression without any kind of optional chemical medication? ( by that i mean exluding hereditary problems ). ~Thank You.
Avatar n tn Hey guys I have reason to believe I'm having depression from an antipsychotic medication called invega. My pharmasist friend told me that it decreases something called dopamine in your brain I'm wondering if getting on anti depressants could help reverse this or perhaps that just touches base on other issues other than what I have reason to be the cause (the invega).
Avatar n tn A good multivitamin is a good idea. If you have depression and are not on an antidepressant medication already, you can try taking the amino acid 5 HTP, about 100 mgs a day, or up to 100mg 3 times a day. This will help restore normal seratonin levels and help you feel better as well. Also, you can take imodium AD , brand name, for the diarhea. And drink tons of water, as well as soaking in hot water to help relax you. I hope some of this helps.
1128565 tn?1316724743 Hi I went to the endocronologist yesturday and he has changed my antidepressants from 150mg's of venlafluxine to 20mg's of Citalopram. please could you explain the difference in medication and perhaps why they have changed it? As normal you just get labelled as some depressed person anstead of relating it to the thyroid. I explained the depression ties up with the lead up to my period but he said depression has nothing to do with the thyroid what an idiot.
Avatar f tn The 1st is abilify, a 2nd generation atypical AP (regulates dopamine instead of suppressing it) also good for depression but leads to anxiety the ennemy to all BP. My mind tells me you shouldn't combine the 2 drugs but you can with seroquel (my own med) because as I said it works downwards(antimanic) . Again titration in seroquel is very wide, so while abilify dose 10-30mg seroquel 400-1500mg or about.
Avatar m tn Those are usually urine tests and they are pretty expansive (about 400-600$ but genetics is an information technology which means it is evolving exponentially which means you will see the price lowered in the years to come) . Depression can be more complicated than modifications in your monoamines. Some have the biological depression and some don't. I don't know anything about having a genetic test yet but it is more complicated that serotonin like I said.
Avatar n tn I was placed on cytomel 5mcg 2x daily for depression as an adjunct to antidepressants. After awhile, it seemed to help but then really didn't notice much of a change. Went off it three weeks ago now acne, weight gain, bloating, and constipation. I was never diagnosed as hypothyroid but on this dose of cytomel my tsh came back at 1.7 my question is will my thyroid regain its ability to work or will I need cytomel lifelong now because my body may be dependent on it? I was on it for about 6 months.
Business woman1 I have been on the medication for 2 1/2 years (for Fibromyalgia, depression and panic disorder). After doing a lot of research, I decided to wean myself off of the medication (yes, I did see my doctor first, but she was no help at all...and again, I did my research). After going down 20 mg for two days, I was a basket case.
Avatar f tn I was put on ADHD medication at 6 years old. I was on it for many years and it gave me disabling depression because it causes damage to the fragile dopamine system. I was a normal happy kid with way too much energy. Now I'm adult who can't work and struggles to get out of bed because of what this drug did to me.
Avatar n tn There are some studies that suggest that TMS may be useful as an alternative to ECT in treating severe or medication-resistant major depression. However, at the present time, there are no established guidelines for the use of TMS outside research settings. I am not sure if you are under the care of a psychiatrist. If you are not, I urge you to request for referral to one, as well as for interpersonal or cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Avatar f tn Hi. I'm 26 years old. I don't know if I always suffered with anxiety/depression, if I have it was never bad enough to not be able to 'get on' with life and daily routine. The past 2 or so years I feel it's been bad enough to where I do 'get on' with life but never find myself truly happy with small things in life that I used to find joy in. Recently I was prescribed 5mg oxycodone for a kidney stone, I took the medication as needed, which was one pill every 4-6 hours or as needed.
20003388 tn?1515169640 If you just look at the science, it looks like a miracle, but in practice, it isn't -- it's an improvement over what we had before medication, maybe. As for the the theory of depression, the main area of current study is glutamate receptors, not dopamine or serotonin which are yesterday's news. Or at least right now, because yesterday's news in science can also be tomorrow's news when better studies are done.
Avatar f tn I still have most of them left, because I just try to fight my way through the symptoms. Because I do not have depression, I really think other meds (Zoloft, which is what he wanted me to take) is not appropriate. If I only take the lorazapam as needed (like once every few days when it happens), is it still addictive? Thanks.
Avatar f tn Depression can be a symptom of hypothyroidism, and may indicate a need for adjustment in your medication. Many of us have suffered depression/anxiety when hypo. I, personally, was on anti-anxiety med for about a year; no longer need it. Please post your most current lab results, so members can better assess your testing/treatment. You should be getting test from Free T3, Free T4 and TSH every time you have labs.
1386425 tn?1280122758 I always had a bad experiment with my pills I went into many Manic stages, Lots of depression issues My Manic stages started to turn deadly due to all my depression. so i stopped taking my medication and now i feel perfect smoking my Weed. Over all I have better Concentration, Positive Thoughts, It feels as if i have a greater look at the world, I can now see Peace on the earth,Don't smoke b4 the age of 18 .........&& don't Hate Appreciate.......
Avatar n tn She said that the increase would start to affect the dopamine too, when at a higher dosage. Then she said if that wasn't helping with the depression and motivation she would start with a different SSRI like Zoloft, similar in makeup. (anti anxiety). (I get easily anxious). Then if that still wasn't working after being on the max dosage of Zoloft, she would then start thinking of adding another agent to treat the dopamine.
380558 tn?1309045987 alot going at home (working, kids, etc etc). I need to know if anyone here has been suffering Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome, Depression, anything unusual since they've stopped taking pain meds..
Avatar n tn Everyone I have ever known or heard of that got off any opiates was left with severe depression. Is this a standard side effect and how long will it last and how is it best treated? My friend's nephew just went to an addiction doctor who gave him buprenorphine injections and other scripts to get off pain pills. When he asked about an anti-depressant the doctor said "no mood enhancers for addicts." This seems unusual to me.
Avatar f tn I'm sorry you are hurting so bad. Sometimes we need medication and therapy. Sometimes therapy alone isn't enough. From your description your feelings sound very serious. You want to protect yourself from harm and others too. Checking yourself into a "mental ward" is not a bad thing. I have been there and it was very helpful to me. Think of it as a step you are taking to protect yourself and others. This doesn't sound like something you can do alone.
Avatar n tn I have read close to 100 posts if not more, and many of the withdrawal symptoms do NOT say anything about depression. Depression was my absolute worst symptom!! Is this not a normal withdrawal symptom? Most symptoms are the flu-like and diarrhea which I definitely did have!!!! The headaches are absolutely killing me. I need to look for something other than this narcotic junk to help me with the pain of fibromyalgia, although I didn't find it yet.
4149717 tn?1389507161 So i saw the Dr today (at the urging of my therapist) and he said in suffering from PTSD and depression and suggested some medication! I hear horror stories from people here about antidepressants so i wanted to get feed back from people on the 3 types he suggested. He suggested either Zoloft, Lexapro or Effexor. And in conjunction with those he also mentioned risperidol?