Serotonin Syndrome SymptomTweet
Serotonin syndrome's symptoms and signs appear to result from stimulation of specific central and peripheral serotonin receptors, especially 5HT1a and 5HT2. Others-such as 5HT3 and 5HT4-may also be involved in causing GI symptoms and may affect dopaminergic transmission.
The Serotonin Syndrome is a potentially lethal condition caused by excessive serotonergic activity and is diagnosed by the presence of at least 3 of 10 symptoms: mental status changes (confusion, hypomania), agitation, myoclonus, hyperreflexia, diaphoresis, shivering, tremor, diarrhea, incoordination, and fever.
The symptoms of the serotonin syndrome are:
- feeling drunk and dizzy
- high body temperature
- overreaction of the reflexes
- muscle contraction and relaxation in the jaw,
- muscle twitching
- mental status changes
- sustained rapid eye movement
- loss of consciousness
- rapid muscle contraction and relaxation in the ankle causing abnormal movements of the foot.