Urine test for neurotransmitters

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Avatar f tn Is the ASI test a saliva test? Can any doctor order this test? I want to get the test done. I have all of the symptoms of abnormal levels of andrenal hormones.
Avatar f tn Yes they can know quite accurately the neurotransmitter levels with a simple urine test. Think of it as a dope test, It's basically the same way of detecting substances and making ratio. Therefore, everyone is different regarding brain's chemistry and I find it quite absurd to test the neurotransmitters rather than to diagnose the symptoms and try to treat them.
351317 tn?1204755471 Thanks for the info. I've been suffering from depression/anxiety for years and diag with ADD as an adult. We thought my son had ADHD due to severe bouts of being hyper, crying, picking on sister, etc., but the Dr. doesn't think the stimulant is helping due to him and myself punching, choking each other even though we had this issue before we went to her.
Avatar m tn I've never though there was a test for depression either, I recently read about the serotonin test for carcinoid syndrome my self. I'm curious as to what the Dr said about the serotonin test and its connection to depression. If depression was that easy to test for every one with symptoms of depression would be having it.
Avatar m tn She said these are not controlled substances and has never heard of a test to check levels of this kind of medicine. Has anyone else on here ever had such a test for these meds? Is it possible my doctor was really doing a drug test on me? I am not taking anything else but these two meds. I am fine if he drug-tested me, but I am confused if this is the case, why pretend he is testing levels of medication? And no, he was not testing my kidneys or anything like that.
Avatar n tn She is very stressed being in the middle of a divorce and has generally been stressed for the past two years. Test have shown that she had Shingles 2 yrs ago. I now find her constantly depressed and, in general, not coping with her children or any of the curves life throws. She is moody, tearful, vulnerable to the point of incapacity and has no self-belief. Her initial doctor (a friend of her ex's new partner) has repeatedly told her that it's all in her head.
5142668 tn?1364234345 Increased breathing (too much lactic acid production and incorrect gas ratios) Tingly sensations, facial numbness , nausea and vomiting, increased blood pressure etc Best is to have your doctor test you (urine or saliva test) for low GABA. Ashwagandha is an indian herb that was been used for it's nervous system calming effect (among many other health benefits) and it also gives stress and anxiety relief, great to help alleviate withdrawal symptoms.
Avatar f tn Her name is Nyxie and I think maybe she can help you. There is a very specific test for Lyme's that not hardly anyone uses. The regular one almost always give a negative whether it be false or not.
15607012 tn?1442453350 Stool analysis for pathogenic bacteria, parasites, yeast, and levels of beneficial bacteria, as well as leaky gut syndrome. (also PEG test for the latter and saliva self-test for candida) 5. CMV, EBV, HHV-6, HSV1 and HSV2 test with MDL labs 6. Hypothyroid type 1 & 2- just like diabetes, there's type 1 and type 2. The vast majority of ENDOs do not look into type. Very common! Ask for Free T3, Free T4 and Reverse T3 7. Deficiencies. Tissue magnesium-not blood magnesium!
Avatar f tn --The urine test for leaky gut syndrome (Mannitol-lactulose urine test; low levels of both indicate malabsorption of nutrients and gut dysbiosis) -- Digestive stool analysis --- Spit test for candida (self test; do a YouTube search , very easy) --- Dr. Coca's Pulse test (self-test, free download, for allergies, sensitivity and intolerance for anything ingested) --- Gluten Intolerance testing. Look into Gliadin test (urine), by Cyrex labs.
Avatar m tn PART 2 My suggestions: 1. Lay-off the alcohol for a while. 2. get tested for deficiencies including Thiamine (B1) -common deficiency caused by alcohol consumption- tissue (not blood!) magnesium, Vitamin D, neurotransmitters. 3. Get tested for tartaric acid (Urine test) which is a toxin. 4. Do a preliminary test for candida on your own. Search YouTube for "saliva test for candida". 5.
Avatar m tn Basically your hypothalamus is controlling your pituitary gland which is controlling/secreting your hormones and you can do things to force the production/regulation of hormones and neurotransmitters. You can have your neurotransmitters tested thru a urine test and this is generally expansive. You can also have your hormones checked. But having your neurotransmitters tested would not be so useful if you already know with your symptoms what is going on.
Avatar f tn ) Test for Grave's and Hashimotos * Ferritin (and do stress FERRITIN, not just RBC) * Adrenals Cortisol levels (but we strongly recommend saliva tests) * B-12 * Estrogen * Progesterone * DHEA * Reverse T3 * CBC * Comprehensive Metabolic Panel * Lipid Profile * ACTH Stim test * Growth Hormone (24 hour urine test) * Neurotransmitter (24 hour urine test) If your there and the doctor is willing, an MRI with and without contrast of the pituitary gland may also be helpful.
Avatar f tn One can never eliminate oxidation, since it is part of our many biological functions, so that is why it important to have adequate levels of anti-oxidants in the body. As for the neurotransmitters, I'm not a big proponent of urine testing, since there are far to many factors implicated in neurotransmitter FUNCTION. And also, as someone said, it's like looking in the garbage to tell what is in the fridge, that you can actually use to nourish & sustain you,lol!
Avatar n tn My 24hr Urine test for Iodine was in severly deficient range last Feb'07 thru FFP Lab. Recently I redid it but had it done thru Quest Lab and came back in normal range, but doesn't appear to have been stated as using saturation and loading levels like the previous one did. I am suffering with numerous symptoms such as: 19 food allergies, environmental & chemical allergies/sensitivities; rashes; I have allergic reaction when I am in the sun for only 5 min.
Avatar f tn You want saliva and urine tests for neurotransmitters, cortisol and DHEA. If you have adrenal fatigue (and I had it as the result of taking inhaled steroids) 1000 mg. of vitamin B5 daily works wonders, as does a couple of capsules of Travacor. These are both natural and there are no side effects. In the beginning, to handle anxiety and panic attacks, I was given Xanax, to be taken only as needed. The dose was very small and I often broke the pill in half and got good results.
Avatar m tn Tissue minerals analysis, blood work for nutritional deficiencies, neurotransmitters, electrolytes, test for everything! 3.Intestinal parasites can cause urticaria. Also low grade infectious conditions, candida, metal toxicity, all must be ruled out or addressed. 4. Look into the gut and psychology syndrome (GAPS) and also the SCD program. 5. Look into Gliadin test (urine), by Cyrex Labs in Phoenix Arizona.
Avatar n tn I emailed the doc who said the elevated dopamine is normal and it could be much higher and still be normal.
Avatar m tn Histidine is a building block for the myelin sheath and glycine is a building block for neurotransmitters and muscles I think? Anyway, has anyone else had an ion panel. I find it amazing that the only two things I have low levels in is related to my muscle weakness and neuro problems.
574118 tn?1305138884 what is new to me in the following link the possibility to know the deficiency in which neurotransmitter through your urine test. it has been claimed that no test can assure your psych illness or more correctly which and which. let alone the comorbidity,... http://www.articlesbase.com/health-articles/what-does-gaba-do-in-the-brain-558386.
Avatar f tn Some people may need their adrenals corrected before taking that thyroid pill. The most reliable test for adrenals is the 24 hour saliva test, cheaper than a blood test. Why don't more endos test and treat our adrenals??? Read the below article. http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art44711.
Avatar f tn How long before the ND will be able to test your daughter? Was your daughter advised to split her Armour Thyroid and take 1/2 in morning and the other 1/2 in the early afternoon? Was anything suggested for her low ferritin level?
875426 tn?1325532016 Some people find out through testing they have definite heart disorder, or vascular disorder, and are helped with medication, but when test after test cannot determine any specific cause for the blood pressure changes, or tachycardia, or weakness, etc. etc., doctors end up trying drug after drug, to find something that will help, but stop looking for the source of the system failure. Neurotransmitters can be altered or affected by so many things.
Avatar m tn Stool analysis for pathogenic bacteria, parasites, yeast, and levels of beneficial bacteria, as well as leaky gut syndrome (LGS) Also urine test for LGS, called PEG. 5. CMV, EBV, HHV-6, HSV1 and HSV2 tests 6. Hypothyroid type 2- just like diabetes, there's type 1 and type 2. The vast majority of ENDOs do not look into this. Very common! Free T3, Free T4 and Reverse T3 are the tests to ask for. NHS may not allow these, so you may have to go private. 7. Deficiencies.
Avatar m tn 00 am saliva test x3 but neither the lab nor the hospital had the supplies. So I just asked for a referral, waiting to hear from the doc. have an appt with a pituitary specialist. Is this the right detection? There website talks about cushings and all the treatments ect. Seattle pituitary center. My first appt is a phone consult. Am I going in the right direction? Thanks for the advice, I'm pretty frightened....
Avatar f tn I don't have the slim/malnourished look of celiacs either, however I want to get the blood test done in Jan to make sure. As for my bowls, I've had mild constipation for years, which is manageable and I was taking magnesium to help with it. Also, I have high levels of anxiety and stress and was taking vegetable supplements (prescribed by my doctor) to help support my neurotransmitters (however my severe stomach discomfort started this past june before I was taking any of these).
Avatar f tn see below The SCD program is great! Leaky gut syndome is highly suspect. There's a simple urine test available for Leaky Gut Syndrome: mannito/lactulose test. Bicarb mixed with extra virgin coconut oil will give her a therapeutic&safe option. Also a possible major source of infection is from her oral cavity.
Avatar m tn In any case you should have urine and saliva tests for cortisol, DHEA and neurotransmitters. You have taken all the tests except the right one. I took the right one and tested positive. Adrenal fatigue can be treated although putting you back on track takes some time. I no longer have panic attacks, by the way, and the attacks of fatigue are not as serious. In a few months I should be OK.
Avatar f tn Oh then I have not had the adrenal test. I will have to go see my PCP to have a full lab workup done. I went to my OB as they thought I was suffering from post partum anxiety (i had a baby 7 months ago) so they just did the thyroid test. I am sure for a more thorough test I will need to see my PCP. I have not had any issues with tapering off the Wellbutrin, I am on my 1st week of only taking it every other day, so I think that handling it naturally is going to work for me.