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I got my lab results back!

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hi all,

I just got my lab results back and i wanted to show it to you, because discussing it might benefit more than one person in the end.


As you can see, my serotonin level is HIGHLY elevated and the catecholamines are all diminished. Serotonin is supposed to be in a range of 100-225 and mine is 502..

I have never taken any medication whatsoever to increase my serotonin.

My current symptoms are the following:

- Derealization (life outside my house looks like a joke, a dreamworld, as if i'm on marijuana. It's strangely intense and i dont feel connected to any environment whatsoever nor do i feel a connection to persons or objects)

- Tinnitus (24/7)

- Extreme fatigue

- Digestion problems/gut issues/leaky gut

- Depression/no motivation/no ambition/life has no meaning at the moment

It really shocked me that my serotonin is that high.. i thought it would be very low to be honest

I'm seeing my doctor on thursday, but i'm hoping someone here could shed a light on the serotonin part, or maybe others who did a similar test as well.

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Well maybe the digestive problems are producing too much serotonin instead of not enough. That would seem to be the most logical assumption. I'd be interested in what your Doctor says. Keep us updated. Also, how did you get your doctor to do blood tests on all these neurotransmitters? I've never had a psychologist do lab work. Should I request one? what kind of test is this specifically called?

Sometimes I feel like such a fool. Like should I have been tested for these forever ago? I didn't know serotonin levels were connected to DR/DP symptoms.
I wonder how they measured that cause there are no any neurotransmitters tests according to official medicine.
what are you talking about? they can do blood tests to measure them.
Well the more you learn! I thought they could do blood tests to measure them. So if they can't really measure them in the blood stream then how can they say that you have a chemical imbalance in your brain like with Bipolar? This all seems so hopeless.
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