Hi, Stillme, I've read about
serotonin syndrome on the internet tonight, and it's worthy of your reading all you can about
the syndrome. In just a cursory look it seems to me that it can occur occasionally when there is a large overdose of medication (or large combination of meds) and that it can be corrected early on if reported and is not dangerous if caught early.
Please read all you can and keep in touch with your psychiatrist. I doubt that you are taking much lithium combined with a second medication.
Lithium is still considered the benchmark in treatment for bipolar illness.
Your doctor is your best guide for the amount and type meds to take and she will guide you into greater understanding of the infrequency of serotonin syndrome occurrence.
Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 10/18/2011 3:12:44 AM (GMT-6)