I was prescribed a SSRI+tramadol by a specialist. I filled out in the paperwork that I was also taking a tryptophan supplement at home. Both specialist and pharmacist told me the SSRI might be a little dangerous but that was about all. They never told me of the dangerous interaction between these three substances. After 5 doses of the SSRI, I wound up in the hospital ER twice and with a subsequent 4 day stay on the hospital floor because of serotonin syndrome. I could have died. I also continued to experience tremors and shakes so bad I could not walk sometimes and could not work for a week. If I had known about this reaction I would never have taken these meds together or at least been more careful but I was never informed. Would I at least be able to get my hospital bills covered?
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