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Many drugs likely cause changes to dopamine system

Posted by Jay2112 on July 5, 2023, at 19:08:21

I have been using bromocriptine with good sucess. It is a potent dopamine agonist, and has mild serotonin agonist properties. For about 30 years, I have been hammering my dopamine system with large doses of serotonin drugs, and antipsychotics. I have developed severe akathisia, and wake up angry, agitated...just nasty. This went on and off during the day. I thought amphetamines were the answer, as they are dopamine agonists. But, somehow, I have responded to bromocriptine, and found numerous reports on pubmed of akathisia being treated with bromocriptine.

I still use smaller doses of risperidone, prozac, and effexor, with much better results WITH the bromocriptine. Akathisia, gone...anxiety attacks, gone. Oh, and I use 300mg of lithium at bedtime, as I found plenty of research on pubmed that show that lithium is good for nightmares and bad dreams. It works amazing on those things for me.

We heavily dampen the dopamine system with a lot of drugs, and large quantities of serotonin dampen the dopamine system. For those with akathisia, dopamine agonists are a huge relief. I thought I was turning into some kind of monster, as I was so agitated and miserable all the time. Plus, I am a bit more "perky", and much more motivated.

Just something to think about if you have such problems.


Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
-Don Miguel Ruiz-




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