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Was wondering if I have high levels of Acetylcholine.
Anticholinergics and Cholinesterase Inhibitors
Cholinesterase inhibitors prevent the action of the enzyme cholinesterase, which breaks down acetylcholine. They are used to treat symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Anticholinergics act in opposing ways and can reduce the effects of these drugs by blocking the receptors for acetylcholine .
Another hypothesis is that I may have high acetylcholine levels and the cholinesterase enzyme is working at high levels to reduce the acetylcholine levels.
It was my understanding that alkaloids are anti-cholinergics, not anti-cholinesterases.When I take nightshades they act as cholinesterase inhibitors thus indirectly increasing acetylcholine levels. This is a hypothesis and I am looking to see if anyone has ideas