Rated 5.0/5 based on 8 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Serotonin Syndrome

Share
1

1
What are the long term effects of serotonin syndrome (if it was undiagnosed)?

What are the long term effects of serotonin syndrome (if it was undiagnosed)?

Depends: some cases the symptoms are mild and hardly noticed (increased reflexes and mild hyper-vigilance) . Some acute cases require urgent intervention to avoid the consequences of a sustained elevated temperature (acidosis, renal failure due to muscle breakdown) Elevated blood pressure can cause problems. Sleep can be disrupted. Mania can be precipitated. See MD if you think you have this problem. ...Read more

Dr. Joan Gelin
121 doctors shared insights

Serotonin Syndrome (Definition)

Complex as can be grouped with neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Characterized by hyperthermia, muscle rigidity, altered mental status, usually associated with medicines that block or deplete dopamine, such as most anti-psychotics, and ssri antidepressants. May be precipitated by fever, infection, high environmental temperatures. Can be life ...Read more

Dr. Jessica chao
Board Certified, Pharmacology
5 years in practice
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
2

2
I had serotonin syndrome after being given zyvox while on 40 mg of Paxil six years ago. What are long term effects? I still do not feel like myself.

I had serotonin syndrome after being given zyvox while on 40 mg of Paxil six years ago.  What are long term effects?  I still do not feel like myself.

Well: I am not aware of any long term affects from seratonin syndrome. As a result, however, you probably got off all the meds that could help. Not feeling well may be related to undertreated anxiety but not due to brain damage from seratonin syndrome. Sleeping well? Panic attacks, sad? Low energy? It could be the same issues for which u were taking the meds 6 years ago. Good luc but care if not get. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Jessica chao
Board Certified, Pharmacology
5 years in practice
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
3

3
Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Avoid trigger foods and increase fiber in your diet
Once
Stress less, and enjoy life, as anxiety will worsen symptoms
Once
Take medications as prescribed and as needed
Once
4

4
Can you get serotonin syndrome from long term Zoloft use?

Combo or high dose: Serotonin syndrome is too much serotonin in the brain. If you have tolerated zoloft for a long time, than your chances of developing the syndrome are low, unless your dose was increased or another med added. Other psychotropics, pain meds (e.g. Ultram), migraine meds (triptans), HIV meds, stimulants & hallucinogens w/ zoloft can raise the risk. Inform your doctor of all the meds you're taking. ...Read more

5

5
Can serotonin syndrome (3 times) cause long term muscle weakness, tachycardia, twitching and cognitive impairment? Would it be permanent?

Can serotonin syndrome (3 times) cause long term muscle weakness, tachycardia, twitching and cognitive impairment? Would it be permanent?

See a doctor: you need to see a doctor serotonin syndrome patient should be under the care of a specialist with medication it will not be permanent should be controlled my medication stay with your physician and follow their instructions ...Read more

6

6
Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Try to notice and avoid precipitating factors
Once
Start a trial of increased dietary fiber
Once
See your PMD or gastroenterologist if symptoms persist
Once
Board Certified, Pharmacology
5 years in practice
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
7

7
How high would CK be with serotonin syndrome? How long would it stay elevated?

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

8

8
Muscle damage from serotonin syndrome. Is it permanent? If not, how do the muscles repair themselves? How long would CK remain elevated?

Serotonin Syndrome: There should be complete recovery without any sequelae, unless it is treated late or there is organ damage. However - this is somewhat rare. Most symptoms resolve after the drug is completely washed out of the body. Hope that helps! ...Read more

9

9
Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Eat non-processed foods
once
Eat whole foods
once
Avoid lunch meats
once
Eat less dairy, soy, corn, and wheat products
once
10

10
Should discontinuing my medication get rid of serotonin syndrome? Went to ER and they did nothing. How long will it take for me to recover?

Serotonin Syndrome: The major symptoms can sometimes dissipate as quickly as 24 hours. I have only seen a handful of patients with this condition. For most of them it took several days for them to solidly feel better. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

Serotonin (Definition)

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

Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jessica chao
Board Certified, Pharmacology
5 years in practice
8.0K people helped
Continue
65,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook