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On Dopamine and the Brain

Discussion in '~ Articles ~ Info ~ Links ~ Data ~' started by spring, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. LongRoads

    LongRoads New Member

    DIdn't bother reading the article, but overtime, opiates change your brain chemistry to which it stops producing its own dopamine and the opiate is what is in charge of your feel good/feel bad status. Withdrawaling is only the beginning. Getting your body to pump its own dopamine again is a LONG term process. Exercise, healthy foods, vitamins, etc. are a Must. Sorry if this has already been answered.
     
  2. rsmith46

    rsmith46 Active Member

    I take L-Tyrosine, 5-HTP, Gaba, Melotonin [for sleep] ST. Johns Wort, and the most important amino acid is DLPA. Also have a script of Wellbutin which is a Norepinephrine and Dopamine reuptake inhibitor for depression which also makes the most of what you have. I also take Requip for RLS, its a dopamine agonist.
    I went from suffering badly from Paws but after a week I almost feel like I'm high I fel so much better. Just detoxed off done.
     
  3. peacenik

    peacenik Administrator

    Here's an interesting article about how these antidepressants have been marketed to Dr's:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/03/b...-in-fraud-settlement.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

    I'm not a Dr and would not tell anyone to go against advice from theirs, but my experience is that the only thing that got me past PAWS, to where I felt normal again, was to live drug free. Frankly the last thing I wanted to do when I got clean was to take another drug that messes with the dopamine, serotonin levels. My experience is there is always a Dr, or a "study" that will try to sell the idea that this drug is different from the rest. That's what they told me about methadone.
    Dave
     
  4. MemoryGap

    MemoryGap Active Member

    I know this topic is old, but i want to make a point out.

    I've been reading so much article now about once addiction, and this one caught my interest, the topic between motivation to quit your addiction. Basically, it is all up to your brain. "Dopamine’s chemical signal gets passed from one neuron to the next, interacting with various receptors inside the synapse between the two neurons. This simple arrangement becomes much more complicated when you multiply the effect through the entire brain. Consider: there are different types of receptors, neurons, and pathways that neurotransmitters can take." an excerpt to one article i read. what the hell. it's getting more complicated isn't it? anyway, one thing i understand is, it was clear that dopamine went beyond mere pleasure, and it turns out dopamine’s true effect may be motivation. Dopamine performs its task before we obtain rewards, meaning that its real job is to encourage us to act and motivate us to achieve or avoid something bad.
     

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