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What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What do they have in: They all have abnormalities of autonomics and other nervous sytem problems. ...Read more

Serotonin (Definition)

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


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Does Abilify (aripiprazole) causes neuroleptic malignant syndrome?

Does Abilify (aripiprazole) causes neuroleptic malignant syndrome?

Possible with med: Abilify/aripiprazole is an antipsychotic medication that has the potential to cause the rare but possibly life-threatening condition known as neuroleptic malignant syndrome (nms). Nms usually results from combining multiple antipsychotics (abilify plus others) in high dose all at once which overwhelms the body: muscle rigidity/fever/neurologic instability; unlikely to happen if take as prescribed. ...Read more

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What antidepressants cause metabolic syndrome?

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What antidepressants cause metabolic syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome: Any medications that elevate cholesterol & sugar & weight, such as Paxil (paroxetine) & symbiax. ...Read more

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What about cymbalta (duloxetine) discontinuation syndrome?

What about cymbalta (duloxetine) discontinuation syndrome?

Be very careful: Cymbalta, (duloxetine) like any ssri or snri, can create a physical dependency because of the effect they have on neurotransmitters. Everyone should be withdrawn from these drugs very carefully & cautiously. 3 weeks is the minimum one should take to reduce by each incriminate. Serious side effects, including suicide, have been reported when not properly. ...Read more

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Docs, could 50mg of 5htp cause serotonin syndrome?

Serotonin syndrome: This is a rare but possibly life threatening problem that occurs when a serotonin medication or substance is added or dose increased or both. It is essentially a poisoning effect and the increases/combinations are more a reason for it to happen. Some people are more sensitive to others. It is not defined by a set amount of substance/medication but to answer question, unlikely with one dose/amount ...Read more

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What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

Antiphospholipids: An autoimune disorder characterized by antibodies to certain phopholipids that predisposes to clotting problmes and pregnancy complications. A certain percentage will develop into systemic lupus. ...Read more

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What is serotin syndrom?

What is serotin syndrom?

Serotonin syndrome: Serotonin syndrome is a potentially life-threatening condition associated with increased serotonergic activity in the central nervous system. It can happen with interactions between drugs, and intentional self-poisoning. It usually presents within 6-24 hours of a change in dose or initiation of a drug. Symptoms include altered mental status, autonomic hyperactivity, and neuromuscular changes. ...Read more

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How is serotonin syndrome treated?

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How is serotonin syndrome treated?

Serotonin syndrome: Overactivation due to excess serotonin. See diagram. Treatment is emergency intervention if severe, and discontinuing the medication if less severe. Some medications used are Muscle relaxants, serotonin blockers such as Periactin, (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) Oxygen & intravenous fluids. ...Read more

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Are hallucinations possible with serotonin syndrome?

Are hallucinations possible with serotonin syndrome?

Possible: Serotonin syndrome can cause mental status changes such as delirium and disorientation so hallucinations may be part of the spectrum. ...Read more

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Any tests for serotonin syndrome?

Clinical diagnosis : Clinical diagnosis should be more than enough and it is quite clear if someone has a history and the doses took, matching with clinical signs, anytesting will not be relevat a sit gets metabolised in 5hiaa, found in urine nondiagnostic for ss. ...Read more

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Can ssri discontinuation syndrome cause seizures ?

Can ssri discontinuation syndrome cause seizures ?

No: Discontinuation of some drugs can cause seizures, notably the clonazepam you are taking. But stopping SSRI's will not cause seizures-- although the withdrawal, can cause a sense of electric shocks in the head. They are uncomfortable, but harmless. ...Read more

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Is pots syndrome fatal?

Is pots syndrome fatal?

POTS: Syndrome is a group of symptoms pots, is postural orthostatic and tachycardia, is a dysfunction of blood pressure and heart rate , it is not fatal. ...Read more

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What doctors treat serotonin syndrome?

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What doctors treat serotonin syndrome?

Serotonin syndrome: Overactivation due to excess serotonin. See diagram. Treatment is emergency intervention if severe, and discontinuing the medication if less severe. Some medications used are Muscle relaxants, serotonin blockers such as Periactin, (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) Oxygen & intravenous fluids. ...Read more

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What is sundowner syndrome?

What is sundowner syndrome?

"sundowning": It is the tendency of elder and sometimes not so old patients to get a bit more disoriented and anxious in the evening. ...Read more

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What's patau syndrome?

What's patau syndrome?

Lethal Trisomy 13.: Patau syndrome refers to a perinatally lethal condition that results from an extra chromosome 13. It usually features holoprosencephaly microcephaly cyclopia proboscis midline facial clefting heart defects omphalocele poor growth clenched fists polyhydramnios kidney anomalies and single umbilical artery. Prompt pregnancy termination should be undertaken upon prenatal diagnosis if <24 weeks. ...Read more

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Is XXY klinefelter's syndrome related at all to marfan's syndrome?

Is XXY klinefelter's syndrome related at all to marfan's syndrome?

No: The two syndromes have some similar features, but they are different syndromes that are unrelated. Klinefelter syndrome is caused by ahaving at least one extra x chromosome in a person who has a y chromosome (normal male=46 xy, klinefelter=47xxy). Typical marfan syndrome is caused by a mutation in fbn1, coding for fibrillin-1. ...Read more

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