There are lots of drugs that are 'contraindicated' to be used together, due to the small, but sometimes deadly, risk of serotonin syndrome/serotonin storm.
I'm just wondering if anyone has ever had this happen? Or know anyone who has?
It's something that you can check on a few on line databases, where you tap in two or more drugs and it gives you a big red DON'T MIX THESE type of warning.
I've been on a prescribed SSRI for ten years and that was for depression. I take a lower dose now but I also have another health condition which leaves me very fatigued and disrupts sleep. My doctor has given me low dose amitryptiline to help sleep, but officially there's a possibility of interaction.
Anyway, I take other drugs which I find helpful, such as those with stimulant properties usually prescribed for obesity. These are the ones I don't discuss with my doctor.
I know the doctors can't prescribe me what I take, as it would get them in trouble for using contraindicated drugs, but I choose to carry on because the risk seems worth it to me on a personal level.
I guess I'm just wondering if this serotonin syndrome thing has ever happened to anyone since I've read it's rare?