How Long Does Someone with Severe Serotonin Syndrome Live If Untreated?
Unfortunately, TeenHealthFX cannot diagnose over the internet and there is no way to know how long someone with Severe Serotonin Syndrome can live if untreated. The Mayo Clinic explains that Severe Serotonin Syndrome can occur as a result of overdosing on prescription and/or over the counter and illegal drugs. If you suspect someone you know or yourself has Severe Serotonin Syndrome, call a doctor or go to the emergency room as soon as possible. The sooner someone is treated the less likely they will have negative side effects and go back to normal.
It is extremely important to only take medicine that is prescribed to you and at the correct dosage. This requires you to be monitored by a doctor to ensure that your serotonin levels stay within the normal range. If you need help finding a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist.