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Serotonin Syndrome Long Term Effects
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
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
I had serotonin syndrome after being given zyvox while on 40 mg of Paxil (paroxetine) 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Combo or high dose: Serotonin syndrome is too much serotonin in the brain. If you have tolerated zoloft (sertraline) 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 (sertraline) can raise the risk. Inform your doctor of all the meds you're taking. ...Read more
Can serotonin syndrome (3 times) cause long term muscle weakness, tachycardia, twitching and cognitive impairment? Would it be permanent?
NMS?: You might be thing of NMS which can occur with antipsychotic meds ...Read more
How long should it take for elevated serotonin levels to return to normal after serotonin syndrome? (its been 3 weeks and still experiencing symptoms)
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
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?
How long after my last citalopram dose can I take tramadol? I'm quitting the citalopram but I know together they can cause serotonin syndrome.
How long should I wait to begin Prozac (fluoxetine) after taking a single non-repetitive dose of Trazodone to avoid elevated risk of serotonin syndrome?
Ask your doctor: According to your profile, you're pregnant so please check with your OB to make sure both meds are ok to take. Not sure what "non-repetitive" Trazodone dose means. Do you mean "as needed for" ? what you don't say. Good you're cautious about taking these meds especially if pregnant. Don't know doses so best to check also with your prescribing doctor if that person isn't your OB. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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