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Re: Bipolar and constipation p.s. SLS

Posted by undopaminergic on January 4, 2023, at 4:22:28

In reply to Re: Bipolar and constipation p.s. undopaminergic, posted by SLS on January 3, 2023, at 13:07:21

> > > Interestingly, caffeine pills were not as helpful as coffee, even when I took a fraction of a pill. I think the pills contained 100 mg/day. Does that sound right?
> > >
> >
> > Yes, in fact I've never seen a caffeine pill that wasn't 100 mg of the active principle.
> >
> > > I had to meter my intake of coffee carefully. Just a small amount - 1/4 a cup - worked wonders. Anything over that left me in a state of fatigue and brain-fog that would last all day.
> > >
> >
> > I've had paradoxical sedative effects of caffeine, especially at higher doses.
> >
> > As I mentioned in another post (vortioxetine plus caffeine), I need another substance, typically a dopaminergic stimulant, in combination, to allow the caffeine to have a stimulant effect, but apparently vortoxetine can work too.
> >
> > -undopaminergic
> Did aripiprazole (Abilify) help at all?

No, it did not. But I don't remember trying caffeine with it.

> Abilify, like other D2 antagonists, increases That might add an increase in dopamine release, but mostly at low dosages.

The above looks like one sentence interrupted in the middle by another sentence. I don't dare to try and interpret it.

> This is what I remember to be guideline for:
> 2-5 mg/day for depression - presynaptic receptor blockade + Postsynaptic receptor blockade.
> 10-20 mg/day for bipolar mania.
> 20-30 mg/day for schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, psychosis.
> - Scott

I thought aripiprazole was a direct agonist-antagonist, rather than working via autoreceptors.





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