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Re: Caffeine use and Benzos linkadge

Posted by Krissy P on March 27, 2003, at 23:18:46

In reply to Re: Caffeine use and Benzos, posted by linkadge on March 27, 2003, at 19:24:50

hi linkadge,
this reminds me. I took a quiz today at a site about GABA, DOPAMINE, and all that good stuff.
At the end, I was evaluated and it said I would benefit from High dopamine, high GABA and of course serotonin-raising meds can you list any here that fit this description??? PLEASE
I see my doc tomorrow and will be having a long chat about my current med cocktail.
Thanks so much!
> the caffiene shouldn't undo the antianxiety
> from a benzo. The caffine increases dopamine
> while the benzo increases gaba thus decreasing
> glutamine. I don't believe caffine has any
> effect on gaba.
> Note - if you are taking the benzos for purposes other than anxiety, ie mania etc, then the caffien could undo the antimanic effects of certain benzos like lorazepam.
> Linkadge




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