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what are symptoms of serotonin syndrome?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 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 36 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 45-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of serotonin syndrome and what causes it?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Serotonin syndrome: Serotonin enables brain other nervous system cells to communicate with one another. Too little serotonin in the brain is thought to play a role in depression. Too much can lead to excessive nerve cell activity --causing a potentially deadly collection of symptoms called serotonin syndrome. Typical symptoms include: confusion; restlessness; sweating; BP & temperature changes; nausea, vomiting, etc.
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What are the most common symptoms of serotonin syndrome caused by a combination of medications ?

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Serotonin syndrome: Agitation or restlessness confusion rapid heart rate and high blood pressure dilated pupils loss of muscle coordination or twitching muscles heavy sweating diarrhea headache shivering goose bumps severe serotonin syndrome can be life-threatening. Signs and symptoms include: high fever seizures irregular heartbeat unconsciousness http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/serotonin-syndrome/ds00860/dsecti.
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What are the common symptoms of serotonin syndrome?

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Dr. Ruth Seaman
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Variable: In early-mild forms, it can be subtle, but certainly not in the full-blown syndrome. Increased reflexes and involuntary jerking, high temperature, poor balance, confusion, profuse sweating, increased heart rate and BP, and some would say seizure risk.
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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 25 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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A 19-year-old male asked:

How long should it take for elevated serotonin levels to return to normal after serotonin syndrome? (its been 3 weeks and still experiencing symptoms)

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Dr. Virginio Rodriguez
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Serotonin syndrome. : Serotonin syndrome usually associated as an adverse effect of several medications in psychopharmacology can be activated and aggravated through other non clear processes. Your physician should be aware.

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