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Low level of stress hormones in the brain (Serotonin, Adrenalin, Noradrenalin, Gaba and Glutamat)

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Greetings!

I would like to ask the members of Phoenix Rising Forum for a professional advice if it is possible.

I am currently suffering of chronic fatigue/neursteniform syndrome. A stress hormones test was done to me and Serotonin, Adrenalin, Noradrenalin, Gaba and Glutamat register very low values in my brain.


The medical advice is to take aminoacids that should help in the synthesis of missing hormones in my brain (serotonin, adrenalin, noradrenalin, GABA, glutamat) and that should be done protecting antioxidant the cellular structures.

Taking into consideration the fact that on the skin of my face I have Rosacea taking aminoacids from natural source like spirulin can be detrimental to my skin as it contains vitamins and minerals that cause/aggravate Rosacea. I would like to give you the example of spirulin (Spirulina platensis) from witch only 500 mg per day can help my brain a lot owing to the content of adrenalin, noradrenalin, Vit B6 and Mg but for my skin is a disaster owing to the high content of betacaroten, vit B6, Fe, iodine. For my skin vit. B6, A, D2, D3 and minerals like iron, iodine, sulfur are a NO. Probably if I will try to take AFA alge(aphanizomenon flosaquae) it will happen the same thing. Probably if I had no problem with my skin my chronic fatigue was long gone.

My question is: Can I substitute the missing hormones taking natural supplements like 5HTP, GABA, L-tyrosine? Is there other natural alternative solution so I wont bring in my system minerals and vitamins that will do wrong for me? How should the antioxidant protection of the cellular structures be done ?

Please kindly help me with a professional medical advice. I am at the end of the rope with everything owing to this so long lasting problem.

Thank you for taking the time to read my message and your reply.

Have a great day.

Kind regards,
Romeo M
http://romeomilea.wordpress.com/my-medical-case/
 

heapsreal

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Have u had hormone tests done eg total testosterone, free testosterone, dhea, cortisol, estrodiol. These might be more relevant maybe and replacing them could help fix lower neurotransmitters such as dopamine, noradrenaline etc.

I see your from Romania, i think this may make it hard to fully understand what u have written??

The rash u have could have many causes but possible a bacterial infection on your skin which could clear up with antibiotics??

I would suggest getting more immune testing as well such as lymphocytes, neutrophils, natural killer cells as well as testing for herpes viruses eg ebv/cmv/hhv6 and common bacterial infections.
https://sites.google.com/site/cfstestingandtreatmentroadmap/
 

Snow Leopard

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I'd like to help, but I don't have any advice based on that test.

Personally, I wouldn't trust that test at all. You cannot know what the levels of those neurotransmitters/hormones are in the brain without very specialised testing. (involves a spinal tap among other things)

Blood serum/plasma or urine or saliva tests are not useful for this.
 

Indigophoton

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Have a look at the book The Mood Cure by Julia Newson. It is entirely about raising neurotransmitter levels using amino acids. It will give you a good idea as to whether aminos might help you, and if so, which ones to take and how.

A similarly orientated book is The Edge Effect by Eric Braverman.
 

helen1

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I concur with Snow Leopard about the impossibility of knowing your brain levels of neurotransmitters from blood or urine tests. Julia Ross explains that in some detail in The Mood Cure.
 

August59

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Eric Braverman has a barrage of questionnaires that you take that in theory can give a verbal picture of what your brain neurotransmitters are in relationship to each other and whether they may be high or low. They results is given in terms of being dopamine dominant and gaba (I forgot what word they used here, but I will look it up). I've tried to take it, but it tries to compare differences from 6 months prior to present. Mine needs to be compared from 10 years ago to present??
 

helen1

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@Romeo, why your doctor or naturopath had your neurotransmitters tested I'm not sure. Stress hormones are useful to know though, so I can understand why they checked you for those. Will you get your cortisol checked too?