Top
10
Doctor insights on: Can Too Much Serotonin Cause Memory Problems

Share
1

1
Can MS cause memory problems and mood swings?

Can MS cause memory problems and mood swings?

You bet it could: About 65 % of ms patients experience some cognitive issues, and emotional lability and inappropriate behavior can be an issue. Symptomatic medications can help immensely, and memory enhancing agents, and a drug called nuedexta can be of great value. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
382 doctors shared insights

Memory Loss (Definition)

Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more


2

2
Will an MRI without contrast show the beginning signs of MS? Symptoms: slurred speech, memory problems, unsteady gait, confusion, etc.

Will an MRI without contrast show the beginning signs of MS?
Symptoms: slurred speech, memory problems, unsteady gait, confusion, etc.

Complex question: There are 3 types of MRI used to diagnose MS: T1-weighted, T-2 weighted, and FLAIR. No single test is used to diagnose MS, generally a combination of tests over time is needed to get a definitive diagnosis. You need to consult a neurologist experienced with MS and let him or her guide you. Do you have a family history of this disease? Although chronic, progression can be very slow. Good luck! ...Read more

3

3
I have been diganosed with both trigeminal neralgia and occipital neuralgia. I also have some memory problems and muscle spasms . Could I have ms?

I have been diganosed with both trigeminal neralgia and occipital neuralgia. I also have some memory problems and muscle spasms . Could I have ms?

Consult Neurologist: Trgeminal neuralgia has been reported in patients with ms.You have to ask this question from your neyrologist as he/she is the only one can tell you if you do or not based on your symptoms, examination and MRI exam etc . So consult your neurologist about ms and you. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
My uncle was prescribed tramadol and cyclobenzaprine he has had memory loss confusion and at times talks very fast and talks about things that have not happened but he thinks have happened could he have serotonin syndrome?

My uncle was prescribed tramadol and cyclobenzaprine he has had memory loss confusion and at times talks very fast and talks about things that have not happened but he thinks have happened could he have serotonin syndrome?

Many possibilities: The list of possible explanations range from illness he is taking these medicines for to combining these medicines plus or minus alcohol or other drugs as well as unrelated problems. It sounds like a thorough physical and psychiatric exam are indicated. The risk for serotonin syndrome increases significantly when someone is on at least 3 serotonergic medications. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Consult doctor: You will need a complete exam with blood test and most likely MRI with and without contrast. You will need exam with neurologist and ophthalmologist too. Please see your doc ASAP. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
I am facing many cognitive issues like memory, learning and personality problems. I am taking anafranil, (clomipramine) could my serotonin levels be down as a side effect?

I am facing many cognitive issues like memory, learning and personality problems. I am taking anafranil, (clomipramine) could my serotonin levels be down as a side effect?

Don't know: Serotonin levels are not easy to measure. You need to look at spinal fluid. There are some great behavioral neurologists in philly that can help you sort through the current problems you seem to be having. ...Read more

7

7
Extreme tiredness no energy excessive sleepiness no cause has been found bloods have come back normal memory problems sleep during the day.

Extreme tiredness no energy excessive sleepiness no cause has been found bloods have come back normal memory problems sleep during the day.

Too common: Enigmatic hypersomnia (idiopathic) is seen in young women sometimes without clear cause. In the majority of the young ladies I have seen with this, the condition almost always improves within a few years. Worth seeing a doctor who specializes in sleep medicine nonetheless to make sure no other reason and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

8

8
Which herbs can increase serotonin too much while taking 10mg of celexa (citalopram)?

Which herbs can increase serotonin too much while taking 10mg of celexa (citalopram)?

Mechanisms: Most herbs haven't been tested with antidepressants like celexa, (citalopram) so it's hard to make generalizations. St. John's wort would be an herb of concern, though, because its mechanism of action may include serotonin effects as well as other neurotransmitters. http://tinyurl.com/manjuw4 some chinese herbals may have similar effects http://tinyurl.Com/mzsrsgy kava and cannabis may cause issues too. ...Read more

9

9
My shrink says i have too much serotonin from the wrong dose of meds, recommended a hospital stay, how would this help?

My shrink says i have too much serotonin from the wrong dose of meds, recommended a hospital stay, how would this help?

Serotonin: Did your doctor recommend a Psychiatric hospital?. Is he/she looking at adjusting your medications?. It is difficult to answer your question without knowing the dosages of your medications & whether u r having side-effects, or what was tried in the past. ...Read more

10

10
Is it possible that a child produce too much blood serotonin ,does it affect physical growth of children?

Is it possible that a child produce too much blood serotonin ,does it affect physical growth of children?

Serotonin and growth: serotonin is a neurotransmitter found in the CNS, and in other tissues as gastrointestinal tract, relation with growth hormone and growth hormone releasing hormone has long been studied, the complex interaction would ultimately affect growth, a clear simple answer to a rather complex question in simple terms cannot be given on this platform ...Read more

Serotonin (Definition)

Serotonin is a chemical derived from the Amino Acid tryptophan and acts as a neurotransmitter (communicating ...Read more


Dr. William Herrera
64 doctors shared insights

Memory Problems (Definition)

Impaired memory is a clinical finding in which a person has abnormal difficulty recalling knowledge that was ...Read more