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Can Too Much Serotonin Cause Memory Problems
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?
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?
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
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
My shrink says i have too much serotonin from the wrong dose of meds, recommended a hospital stay, how would this help?
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
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