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I was wondering about ssris. Why do some cause weight gain and others don't? They both affect serotonin. Does it affect metabolism? Thyroid?

I was wondering about ssris. Why do some cause weight gain and others don't? They both affect serotonin. Does it affect metabolism? Thyroid?

It depends : Different ssris have different chemical structures can affect not only the serotonin reuptake but other hormonal patterns including the thyroid function norepinephrine uptake Dopamine uptake or other hormones in the body. Hence different ssris effect weight differently. Zoloft and Effexor (venlafaxine) are usually weight neutral and Paxil and prozac's cause some weight gain. ...Read more

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The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Why did my shrink order a thyroid test when i was diagnosed with serotonin syndrome? can you tell me what it had to do with it? It came out as hyper

Why did my shrink order a thyroid test when i was diagnosed with serotonin syndrome? can you tell me what it had to do with it? It came out as hyper

Read 1st-Discuss 2nd: Thyroid is often involved in emotional illness and the hormones involved interact w/ serotonin levels so, it makes very good sense to check levels from time to time and adjust Rx accordingly. Read this: http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/v7/n2/full/4000963a.html to get an idea and then ask your Dr to explain how it relates to you. It sounds like good Tx - feel hopeful! ...Read more

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Can a elevated blood serotonin level cause you to break out in random rashes?

Can a elevated blood serotonin level cause you to break out in random rashes?

Serotonin Syndrome: Read==>http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/serotonin_syndrome. A rash is not a typical symptom, but flushing may occur and this can be interpreted as a rash. I assume you are under a doctor's care for your serotonin elevation? Even if you are, if this is a new development for you, it should be best to follow up with your provider to make sure that you haven't entered a high blood pressure phase. ...Read more

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Can carcinoid tumors cause carcinoid crises with clonoscopy&endoscopy anesthesia?I have elavated serotonin;constipation,heat in neck&head;night diahri

Can carcinoid tumors cause carcinoid crises with clonoscopy&endoscopy anesthesia?I have elavated serotonin;constipation,heat in neck&head;night diahri

Unlikely: Carcinoid crisis is a possible complication in someone who has a carcinoid tumor. You don't say if you have been diagnosed with Carcinoid. General anesthesia can trigger carcinoid crisis in such patients, but the "conscious sedation" used for most diagnostic procedures such as colonoscopy or endoscopy would be unlikely to do so. Have you done a 24 hr urine 5-HIAA? ...Read more

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Im seeing a nat path doctor and they are treating me for low thyroid low.Progesterone, low seretonin .Would this be the reason for anxiety and panic?

Im seeing a nat path doctor and they are treating me for low thyroid low.Progesterone, low seretonin .Would this be the reason for anxiety and panic?

At your own risk: You put yourself under the care of a naturopath at your own risk. These folks are poorly-regulated and range from scientific, evidence-based practitioners to charlatans. If you truly have hypothyroidism, and you are not being treated in a scientific way, you'll ruin your health. "low serotonin / low progesterone" isn't a mainstream diagnosis. I'd urge you to get a mainstream opinion. ...Read more

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Can low serotonin levels cause pain ?

Can low serotonin levels cause pain ?

Not cause, but feel: Insufficient performance of serotonin can cause pain to be felt as more severe and less easy to relieve. It's not a 'cause' but things that might not hurt if your levels were adequate - will perhaps. Also your reaction to the pain might be more intense and out of control. Have a psych eval, Dx and Tx. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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How high would CK be with serotonin syndrome? How long would it stay elevated?

NMS?: You might be thing of NMS which can occur with antipsychotic meds ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of serotonin syndrome caused by a combination of medications ?

What are the most common symptoms of serotonin syndrome caused by a combination of medications ?

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. ...Read more

Serotonin (Definition)

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