That all our prescription drugs are doing is putting us into a stupor and needlessly messing with our brain chemistry
This was done to many people with fibromyalgia for years.
mainly by doctors that understood that people in a stupor were less likely to complain about there medical problems.
It worked on less then 20% and many were not able to function while taking anti depressants.
Targeting serotonin levels with anti depressants in people with fibro was just junk science as the real problem is with levels of dopamine and GABA
(gamma aminobutyric acid)being to low.
Dopamine and GABA are both inhibitory neurotransmitter. dopamine and GABA acts like a brake to the excitatory neurotransmitters.
without this braking action the nerves fired uncontrolled and caused tighting of the muscles to the point they hurt all the time even when they are
(try hold a bucket of water for hours and the muscles in your hand and arm will start to hurt till you can no longer hold the bucket. or anything
and the muscle pains and spasms you will have are just like fibromyalgia people have 24/7)
GABA (Gamma amino butyric acid) GABA is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. It helps the neurons recover after
transmission, It regulates norepinephrine, adrenaline, dopamine, levels in the brain. GABA that you buy in the health food store will not help because
it can not pass through the blood brain barrier.
drugs like gabapentin and lyrica can pass and supply GABA to the central nervous system.
Mirapex, a medication commonly used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, is now being tested for use with fibromyalgia patients.
Preliminary studies have shown that Mirapex appears to dramatically reduce the symptoms of muscle pains and spasms in fibromyalgia patients.
People with neurotransmitter deficiency disorders can suffer from one or more of the following conditions: obesity, depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia,
chronic fatigue, insomnia, attention deficit, learning disorders, panic attacks, migraines, pms, menopausal symptoms, digestive complaints and many
Certain drugs and substances such as caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, NutraSweet, Antidepressants, and some cholesterol lowering medications deplete
neurotransmitter levels leading to neurotransmitter imbalances.
[edit on 15-7-2009 by ANNED]