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Re: Adrenal exhaustion - MAOIs? Maxime

Posted by Questionmark on May 25, 2004, at 1:25:33

In reply to Re: Adrenal exhaustion - MAOIs?, posted by Maxime on May 24, 2004, at 20:06:58

Yeah, Parnate can do this pretty badly sometimes, for some reason. i'm not sure why. i think it might be partly due to acute alpha-1 adrenergic agonism, or maybe a result of some adaptation of dopamine receptors after sustained stimulation. i really don't know though. i've been quite curious about this myself. i really don't believe it's from any serotonin agonism, however (one of the few times i remember finding myself disagree with djmmm).
Hopefully it's just temporary though. i think that is often the case, if i remember correctly.


> Maybe I should have be more specific.
>
> I have hypothroidism and take Synthroid. My levels are supposedly alright now and yet I get an overwhelming exhaustion. Not just tired. It's interfering with my work. My endocrinologist doesn't think it is necessary to test my adrenals.
>
> 3 weeks ago my pdoc put me on cortisone for 2 weeks to see if that would help with the exhaustion and break the depression. By the second week I did feel better. When the two weeks was over I CRASHED big time.
>
> I had my blood checked and everything is fine.
>
> I'm never going to feel good. I want to give up.
>
> MAxime


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