Ephedrine Neurotoxicity

Mark Probert markprobert at lumbercartel.com
Wed May 28 05:04:21 EST 2003


Peter F wrote:
> "Mark Probert" <markprobert at lumbercartel.com> wrote in message
> news:AhQAa.6043$Ah3.1900711 at news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
> 
>>John H. wrote:
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>>>However, keep in mind that IF ADHD is about loss of dopamine volume in
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> the
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>>>synaptic cleft (studies by Volkow on Ritalin impact on DAT tend to
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> suggest
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>>>this), then the toxicity would not be a problem because it is the MAO
>>>degradation of Da that creates the toxic quinones. IF in ADHD this is
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> the
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>>>problem, then the drug is simply restoring synaptic Da to functional
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> levels,
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>>>rather than creating dangerous excesses that occur with amphetamine
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> abuse.
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>>>Also, if toxicity is occurring then the long term administration would
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> be
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>>>leaving disastrous results that could not be hidden, not even by the
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> most
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>>>aggressive drug company.
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>>>Having said that, personally I still have reservations about the current
>>>treatment or more pertinently diagnosis of ADHD. Eg. Recently a friend
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> of
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>>>mine took her daughter to a pediatrician who advised (after 5 bloody
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> minutes
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>>>the arrogant shithead) that her daughter has ADHD.
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>>Generalization from one occurrence is never a good idea.
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>>The Surgeon Genral's 1999 or 2000 report on psychaitric problems
>>addressed the over/under diagnosis issue, and it cam edown on the side
>>of underdiagnosis. There is ample evidence that incorrect diagnosis is
>>occurring, but, when I took a look at the ADHD-diagnosis picture from a
>>broad point of view over more than a decade, I came to the conclusion
>>that there is substantial undrdiagnosis, especially of younger ADD
>>girls. I recall recent studies which back this up.
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> 
> Someone ought to diagnoze you!
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> If you are lucky it won't be me who does it!


Thank you for your intelligent, well thought out, reply.







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