Serotonin vs. Dopamine

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   Posted 12/9/2006 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I have done search after search about this and I can't find the answers I'm looking for.  I'm just wondering how is it determined which chemical your brain needs for depression/anxiety?  What if you are taking the dopamine/neopenephrine meds and not the serotonin med but your brain needs the serotonin? Does anybody understand how they determine which med to give you?  Has anybody ever questioned their doctor about this before?

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   Posted 12/10/2006 12:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so glad you brought up this topic!
My PCP ran a NeuroRegulstory Profile on me a few weeks ago. My Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, Dopamine and Serotonn are all at low levels.
Last time I saw my shrink I told him that my PCP was running this test on me and my shrick said those test are worthless! Hmmm, makes me wonder are they worthless test are not??? I will be seeing my shrink again on December 21st, and I do plan to show him these test results.
I mean isn't it better to know which chemical are lacking before prescribing an Antidepressant to a person? I would think it would help alot knowing which chemicals are in need for correcting so that they can prescribe the right AD for that person instead of guessing at it and having to go thru several different AD's to find out which one works for that person.
I have personally tired several different AD's and all of which I stopped within the 2nd day of taking because they made me feel so dang weird!
Opinions would be great appericated.
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