Norepinephrine and supplements

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I have a diagnosis of ME/CFS and autoimmune POTS and my blood tests persistently show low levels of norepinephrine. However, my doctors do not attach any importance to this finding. I wonder if these low levels of norepinephrine are usual in ME/CFS and POTS. What supplements can be used to increase norepinephrine?
 

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I wonder if these low levels of norepinephrine are usual in ME/CFS and POTS.
As a neurotransmitter, which works over very short distances, levels of norepinephrine in the blood must be interpreted with caution. (As a hormone, levels in the blood might be more relevant.) Nonetheless, there does seem to be a reduction in norepinephrine signaling in ME and POTS:

Reaction to local anaesthetic
https://forums.phoenixrising.me/threads/reaction-to-local-anaesthetic.53282/page-2#post-2382474


What supplements can be used to increase norepinephrine?
The following norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor could be tried, but only with caution:

Strattera (atomoxetine)
https://forums.phoenixrising.me/threads/strattera-atomoxetine.19755/
 
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