Originally Posted by brianpain33
I was doing well after starting Prozac until around day 5 and I had to leave work early because I got so extremely tired and nausea. I waited to take the next dose on day 6 at night. Well, I experienced serotonin syndrome (disoriented, fever (100*), pulse increase, alot of nause, flushed face). I managed to drink a ton of water and ended up passing out or falling asleep. I told the doctor what happened and he said yeah it was interaction between the Ultram and the Prozac even though I am on low dose of Ultram now. He looked for an alternative to help with my depression.
He asked about wellbutrin (which I can't take due to side effects) and then effexor xr. He said effexor was a mild reuptake inhibitor of seratonin and reuptake inhibitor of norepenephrine. I am just really scared that I will get the seratonin syndrome again, which can be fatal. What do you guys think. He gave me a sample pack and told me to just take the 37.5mg. I am taking between 100-150mg of Ultram as well along with
37.5 mcg fentanyl patch
600 mg Lyrica
You guys have helped me alot and I need some help now. Thanks
What in the world are you taking so much of the acetaminophen for. That is a ridiculous amount. The Effexor is a very small amount that he has you starting out on. If you don't mind me asking, why are you taking Ultram, acetaminophen, fentanyl patch and lyrica.
Seems like quite a bit of some of the same meds.