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Re: Noradrenaline/Dopamine JackSprat

Posted by jujube on November 17, 2004, at 16:52:12

In reply to Noradrenaline/Dopamine, posted by JackSprat on November 17, 2004, at 14:45:42

Although it is not a pharmaceutical, I have recently been reading that Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALC)(100 - 250 mg daily) affects dopamine. I think that another natural supplement may be Enada NADH (2.5 - 5 mg two - three times a week), which is said to increase motivation and concentration. I am considering ordering ALC and NADH, depending on the cost, and giving them both a try before going to battle with my pdoc for Provigil or something similar.


> Hi Ed
> I'm also very interested in dopamine meds -
> On prozac, looking for an 'anti-depressant' that raises alertness/concentration/wakefulness/motivation.
> I wonder if serotonin-raising SSRI anti-depressants may work primarily by reducing anxiety, while noradren/dopamine increase physical/mental alertness/motivation respectively.
> But...
> briefly tried dopamine-raising sinimet - no noticeable effect
> provigil? - just started today after a bad night's sleep - feel 'physically wired' - same effect as noradrenaline-raising Yohimbe - but still entirely mentally exhausted - need sleep!
> Be very interested to hear if you find something.




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