Posted by phidippus on July 28, 2012, at 14:17:55
In reply to The Serotonin Syndrome Myth And Not Being Listless » phidippus, posted by Brainbeard on July 27, 2012, at 13:31:32
>Serotonin syndrome is a myth, mostly. I'm not >saying that it doesn't exist; but it's very rare >to begin with
Easy for you to say...I've already suffered seratonin syndrome twice this year-it is not a pleasant thing to go through, all shakes and sweats, increased anxiety, visual disturbances, fever, hallucinations. The culprits: 60 mg Viibryd combined with 1200 mg lithium and 80 mg Latuda. Once I stopped the Latuda and lowered my Viibryd, my symptoms started to reside.
Its rare because most people don't push their meds like you or I do!
I found Viibryd to be more effective than Clomipramine. And Clomipramine made me anorgasmic and cognitively bleh.
Why don't you augment with an antipsychotic? Lower those dopamine levels in your nucleus acumbens (it is found people with OCD have higher levels of ddopamine in the nucleus accumbens-in deep brain stimulation an electrode is attached to the niucleus accumbens to lower symptoms)
By the way, I'm doing great. my OCD has taken a vacation and I'mm going back to school for psychology, actually neuroscience to be exact. What are you up to?