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Dopamine? for Elizabeth

Posted by MAOI monster on August 11, 1999, at 8:56:33

In reply to Re: Marplan and washout, posted by Elizabeth on July 31, 1999, at 13:15:09

I love this stuff. If you take enough you get some pretty cool hypomania effects. I can write better, ideas come faster, argue better, etc. But I can't sleep, stay up for days. If you combine it with tons of coffee and cigarettes you don't gain so much weight. On the SSRIs I had no desire to smoke; on Nardil I can't get enough. Why is that? It seems a bit odd to me seeing as the MAOIs have the net effect of boosting dopamine --along with sero. and norep.. And that's what Nicotine does, too, right? I mean isn't that why wellbutrin helps people quit? I've thought about trying wellbutrin because I've been under the suspicion that dopamine is the real culprit in my atypical depression. Question is: if both Nardil and Wellbutrin affect dopamine levels do they work on different receptors. I mean D2 D3 or whatever. or do they work in different parts of the brain? I have mild spasmodic dysphonia which they now supspect has something to do with dopamine disregulation in the basal ganglia. (that's also the suspicion with suttering and tourettes, I hear) So Elizabeth, a.k.a, the psychopharmacological goddess, what's the scoop here?




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