Neurotransmitter

What is Neurotransmitter?

These are chemical mediators required to trigger the brain functions and also conduction of stimulation. For eg Acetylcholine acts as neurotransmitter which acts on specific nerve receptors and stimulates them. Sequentially brain cells get activated.

Questions and answers on "Neurotransmitter"

Can too much serotonin cause headaches?

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Brief Answer:
Yes.

Detailed Answer:
Hello! Thank you for choosing HealthcareMagic for your health related questions.

Serotonin is one of the several neurotransmitters in the brain. Changes in the levels of one of these neurotransmitters can lead to disruption of their delicate interconnected...

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Is there a way to test neurotransmitters and dopamine level in the brain ?
Is it useful for diagnosing ADHD or Sensory Integration Disorder in children?

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Brief Answer:
Yes, neurotransmitters can be measured.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

The answer to your question is yes, neurotransmitters levels can be measured by special noninvasive urine tests and blood tests, dopamine...

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So, I've been subscribed to here for quite a while getting charged each month, and would like to try to get some of my money's worth before unsubscribing. There's a few questions that I would like to ask. I you're only allowed to answer one question at a time, I would like to know about the neurotransmitter test, but I would like to ask a few other questions too.

What's the difference between welbutrin and ritalin, because as far as I know, they're practically the same except that welbutrin is longer lasting.

I once had just 1/4th of a 10mg adderall IR tablet and still felt pretty potent effects. Is that bad or does it just simply mean I'm very respondent to it?

Do ssri's ever cause brainfog?

What are your thoughts on this neurotransmitter test, as well as neurotransmitter tests in general in terms of their efficacy? https://www.integrativepsychiatry.net

Should I be off all psychotropic medication if I were to take this neurotransmitter test?

If I were to take this neurotransmitter test, should I be off of my ssri's first, as I'm worried it might impact the results.

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Brief Answer:
Neurotransmitter tests are new tests.

Detailed Answer:
Hello thanks for asking from HCM for your health related doubts

Wellbutrin is an antidepressant drug that has actions on serotonin and dopamine neurotransmitters. While Ritalin is an amphetamine drug. Both drugs are different...

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How does Baclofen work with Gabapentin to resolve the burning sensation on my whole left side, because of a MS relapse back on October 1st?

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Brief Answer:
They act on different targets.

Detailed Answer:
I read your question and I understand your concern and wish to understand how medications work together.

From what you describe the burning sensation in the left is a manifestation of central neuropathic pain, usually resulting from a...

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I asked questions of Dr. Olsi Taka (neurologist) on 20 November 2017. These are followup questions. I spoke about a violent impact when my then partner violently smashed my head into a wall on my left 20 years ago, when I was 30. The doctor said that an MRI would show remains of damage to the brain. He said if I had other past traumatic events, it would not be possible to link the damage to the event when I was 30. The only other traumatic events on my head were when I was 9 and 11. Those childhood impacts were both on the forehead--straight on into the dashboard. The impact when I was 30 was being pushed into a wall on my left--a broader impact only to the left side of my head, with no impact to the forehead. Is it worth having a CT or an MRI if I want to show the damage from the event at age 30: is it possible to distinguish the impact at age 30 to the left side of the head as opposed to the childhood impacts to the forehead? Also, at age 30 I had Bipolar Disorder I: can you comment on the kind of damage the impact at age 30 (or the childhood impacts) might have had on causing or worsening Bipolar?

Thank you.


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Brief Answer:
MRI should be able to distinguish.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again and thank you for the additional information.

Given the different impact points I think if structural damage is found on MRI it would be possible to distinguish between a forehead and a side hit, the areas likely to be...

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I now have ED as a result of SSRI drugs I was taken for 4 years... currently I can't have erection under any conditions and circumstances... however one day last week i had strong erection and I was completely normal!?!?!... and for four days two weeks ago i had strong erection and I was completely normal!?!?!

My issue - I can't get sexual arousal, but I want to have sex...

(1) does it mean my Serotonin and / or Dopamine level is normal or it is not ok, maybe it is now still modulating???

(2) are there any other neurotransmitters that are not ok, and may cause "no sexual arousal"?

(3) since I am no longer on SSRI drugs for over two months now, does it mean I don't need to worry about modulated / increased / decreased Serotonin level???

(4) which doctor can order blood work to check level of Serotonin, Dopamine, norepinephrine, gaba (gamma amino butyric acid), melatonin, oxytocin??? Is it Neurologist, Psychiatrist, Endocrinologist?

(5) what are typical issues of patients who stopped taking SSRI drugs? Erectile dysfunction? For how long?

Thank you very much!

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Follow up

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXXXXX ,
Thanks for follow up.

Please read the answers in sequence of questions

1. I do not think there is abnormality of any neurotransmitter as there is normal mood, normal cognition, normal energy, normal thought. In other words it can be stated...

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I finally started Zoloft 3 days ago for panic/anxiety @ 25mg
and today I am intensely anxious/tremor/jitters, nauseous and feel like a pressure cooker is inside my body. But if that were gone, id feel fine. You think it's a start up side effect/it'll pass??

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Most likely

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

I read your query and understand your concerns.

The symptoms described over here is indicative of induction phase side effect of zoloft. It is not uncommon to see these side effects during the first week of SSRI medication...

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I just found out I have Blastocystis hominid: moderate from a stool test last October and 3 bacteria's. I started a course in Bactrim 8000 160 mg for 14 days. I haven't felt well since last February when the results of my saliva and poop tests showed my neurotransmitters and hormones were really all over the place. My doctor who is a functional doctor believes that I need to kill off these bugs and then continue with additional supplemental support for my health. I am taking pre and probiotics, support for my adrenals, and methylation support. thank you.....

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
There can be a number of reasons thorough evaluation is necessary.

Detailed Answer:
Hi ,
Most of the antibiotics release toxins which destroys the normal flora of gut.Gut flora is the complex community of microorganisms that live in the digestive tracts of humans. The intestinal...

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Hello
Could taking 600-800mg at once of Modafinil (Provigil) on one or two occasions cause the artery walls in your brain to become inflamed/weakened/damaged? And could it create a brain aneurysm? (And could it affect your heart in any bad way?)
Does taking 600-800mg at once cause high blood pressure that is high enough to cause serious health problems such as a brain aneurysm?
And could, over several years, daily use of Modafinil (Provigil) at 400mg at a time help cause potentially serious brain or heart problems?
Many thanks XXXXXXX Harris

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No aneurysm.

Detailed Answer:
I read your question carefully and I understand your concern.

That dosage of 600-800 mg is higher than the recommended one. However in terms of a brain aneurysm, of causing changes in the connective tissue of the blood vessels wall, it doesn't have any...

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I have been treated for depression and anxiety for 25 plus years. Instead of medicine I would like to try essential oils. What would be your advice about this matter?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Behavioral therapy should benefit you.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through the details and understand your concerns. Let me mention that depression is a state of mind. It occurs due to imbalance of neurotransmitters in our brain. It...

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