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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of serotonin syndrome?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
See below: Elevated temperature (hyperthermia), muscular rigidity, confusion, disorientation, perhaps dehydration, and clinical changes in muscle enzymes, blood count and liver fnctns.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Serotonin syndrome: is characterized by neuromuscular, autonomic, and neuropsychiatric (cognitive and behavioral) abnormalities. Restless feeling, continuous muscle spasms, confusion and disorientation. Some may progress to cardiac arrest, seizures, coma or multiple organ failure. It is a life-threatening medical emergency and call 911 is a must!

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A 20-year-old female asked:

I think I am suffering from serotonin syndrome. What are the symptoms and what should I do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Get med eval: Per Mayo Clinic Serotonin syndrome can present with: “agitation or restlessness, confusion, rapid heart rate & high blood pressure, dilated pupils, loss of muscle coordination or twitching muscles, muscle rigidity, heavy sweating, diarrhea, headache, shivering, goose bumps” as well as “high fever, seizures, irregular heartbeat & unconsciousness”. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-condition

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