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A while back I read that apparently dopamine might help restore sensory gating in tinnitus and chronic pain:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-09/gumc-nub091615.php

similar to Dr Abraham's theory about vs/hppd.

I would like to know how many ppl here have tried dopamine meds with success ?

- If so what did it exactly do for u ? Did it reduce ur vs , after images and trailings ect ?

- what were the side effects and how long did they last ?

- Did the positive effects last after withdrawal?

 

Personally I believe that they should come up with a new dopamine agonist for visual snow/hppd , tinnitus and chronic pain . But I would like to know what members here think of the current dopamine agonists.

 

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Hate to keep repeating it but this is yet another instance where HPPD and Visual Snow symptoms are tied to some sort of injury. This is without question a reoccurring theme in many of these studies. 

I've always felt better on substances that promote dopamine and it seems pretty popular in this community. If I remember correctly I think Dr. Abraham even suggested dopamine receptors could somehow get destroyed after ingestion of hallucinogens. I've taken a few supplements that supposedly boost dopamine, never any pharmaceuticals, and of course altered my diet to allow for more vitamin C which is an antioxidant especially beneficial to those with neurological disorders and one that helps promote the production of dopamine. Sometimes when I eat an orange I even get a little bit of a natural food high! 

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It's all so confusing. lets just say our dopamine receptors are damaged, how can we fix this ? Do we need something like stem cell therapy? They're currently trying stem cell therapy in Parkinsons :

https://parkinsonsnewstoday.com/2017/04/26/first-dose-group-parkinsons-stem-cell-trial-successfully-transplanted/

Or do we need gene therapy ? So that the dopamine neurons get new instructions to create new receptors?

Tinnitus and chronic pain researchers seem to believe that the brain has the plasticity to basically reverse these symptoms . 

Anyway can u pls tell me which dopamine boosting supplements u took ? 

I've tried to find old posts about the effect of dopamine antagonists on the forum but none of them said anything about eliminating vs or palinopsia. That's why I decided to post again to get some clear answers .

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6 hours ago, K.B.Fante said:

Hate to keep repeating it but this is yet another instance where HPPD and Visual Snow symptoms are tied to some sort of injury. This is without question a reoccurring theme in many of these studies. 

I've always felt better on substances that promote dopamine and it seems pretty popular in this community. If I remember correctly I think Dr. Abraham even suggested dopamine receptors could somehow get destroyed after ingestion of hallucinogens. I've taken a few supplements that supposedly boost dopamine, never any pharmaceuticals, and of course altered my diet to allow for more vitamin C which is an antioxidant especially beneficial to those with neurological disorders and one that helps promote the production of dopamine. Sometimes when I eat an orange I even get a little bit of a natural food high! 

I don't know about destroyed. Downregulated maybe but I don't think you're going to see actual receptor destruction unless you're doing heavy amounts of MDMA and that's serotonergic receptors. Even hardcore coke and meth addicts "recover" after 4 or 5 years sober.

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11 hours ago, SaraSara said:

It's all so confusing. lets just say our dopamine receptors are damaged, how can we fix this ? Do we need something like stem cell therapy? They're currently trying stem cell therapy in Parkinsons :

https://parkinsonsnewstoday.com/2017/04/26/first-dose-group-parkinsons-stem-cell-trial-successfully-transplanted/

Or do we need gene therapy ? So that the dopamine neurons get new instructions to create new receptors?

Tinnitus and chronic pain researchers seem to believe that the brain has the plasticity to basically reverse these symptoms . 

Anyway can u pls tell me which dopamine boosting supplements u took ? 

I've tried to find old posts about the effect of dopamine antagonists on the forum but none of them said anything about eliminating vs or palinopsia. That's why I decided to post again to get some clear answers .

I've tried tyrosine, rhodiola and theanine, which I've read can increase dopamine, but this was a while back when I was throwing all sorts of different drugs at my body so I didn't get a good idea of whether they worked or not. Also, I think SAM-e might increase dopamine. That was the one med I actually felt pretty good on. I've just been so sensitive to drugs I haven't stuck with any aside from supplements. I'm much happier with going slow and recovering using nutrition. 

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