High heart rate, anxiety on MDMA. SEROTONIN SYNDROME?

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I took MDMA last night and I think I may have serotonin syndrome as my heart rate is still quite high and anxiety has become prominent. What should I do now?


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Expert:  Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian replied 4 Days.

Hello,
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As MDMA is highly toxic drug and the described symptoms are common after the substance abuse. There is no specific treatment for MDMA toxicity. I would highly advise you to visit the emergency department. The doctor may give you a full check up and supportive treatment may include benzodiazepines to relieve your anxiety. Also, try to rehydrate yourself with electrolytes in water.
Hope it helps
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Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian
Category: Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD)Specialist
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Received Specialty training in Critical Care, Cardiology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology from Stanley Medical College and in Endocrinology, Rheumatology.

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