Serotonin deficiency syndrome

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What is serotonin deficiency syndrome?

Serotonin deficiency syndrome is a poorly understood condition within the medical community. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter believed to influence psychological and other body functions.

Common symptoms reported by people with serotonin deficiency syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with serotonin deficiency syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Plus CBD Oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Methyl B-12 Prescription)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

Data from patients with serotonin deficiency syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with serotonin deficiency syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Plus CBD Oil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dry skin
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsy in a.m.
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Methyl B-12 Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with serotonin deficiency syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has serotonin deficiency syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 1
40s 4
50s 8
60s 1
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

86% Female
14% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 8
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from serotonin deficiency syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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