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Posted by: Gesiggie | 2010/10/24

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Baie dankie Doc en almal wat gelees het en raad gegee het. Ek het vandag besef dat ek dalk nog die anti depros nodig het... ek raak huilerig as ek na klasieke musiek luister en voel sommer net af vandag. Die drome is beter, maar ek dink tog ek gaan weer terug na 5mg Cipralex. Die 10mg laat my sleg voel en ek voel ek het goed gedoen op die halwe een.

Ek het 2 weke gelede net oornag besluit ek drink dit nie meer nie. Dit was dalk nie so ''n goeie idee nie, want vir een of ander rede het ons tog maar die ekstra serotonin nodig om te kan funksioneer.

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Thanks for the follow-up, Gesiggie. One of the leading theories is that in Depression and other disorders, there is a RELATIVE shortage of serotonin - NOT in the body as a whole, but within the central nervous system and at the tiny nerve endings - which is where medications like ADs can increase the effective amounts of serotonin, whereas eating serotonin by moth does not do so.
Remember folks, like food, much of what we swallow by mouth gets digested and broken up in the stomach, and then not available to get absorbed. And of what might get absorbed into the general blood circulation, many substances can't pass through the barriers between the bloodstream and the brain, so as to have an effect there. This is why devising drugs to have the effect you need just where it is needed, is a difficult task

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Posted by: cybershrink | 2010/10/25

Thanks for the follow-up, Gesiggie. One of the leading theories is that in Depression and other disorders, there is a RELATIVE shortage of serotonin - NOT in the body as a whole, but within the central nervous system and at the tiny nerve endings - which is where medications like ADs can increase the effective amounts of serotonin, whereas eating serotonin by moth does not do so.
Remember folks, like food, much of what we swallow by mouth gets digested and broken up in the stomach, and then not available to get absorbed. And of what might get absorbed into the general blood circulation, many substances can't pass through the barriers between the bloodstream and the brain, so as to have an effect there. This is why devising drugs to have the effect you need just where it is needed, is a difficult task

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