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Experience:  Board certified general Adult Neurologist, with experience in experimental neuroimaging and neurodiagnostics.
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Good evening. I've been having very strong headaches in my

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Good evening. I've been having very strong headaches in my per-frontal cortex for a while now. This pain first started when I was prescribed the drug Tramadol, which I know raises serotonin and dopamine levels. The pain was very serious by the time I stopped taking Tramadol I became very sick. I experience these symptoms very strongly whenever I drink caffeine or take my prescribed Adderal. I think that I may have too high levels of serotonin and dopamine right now and I'm not sure how to lower them.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The only thing that gives me slight relief is Butalbital which contains acetaminophen and caffiene as well. But this just masks the symptoms for a short amount of time. I've noticed that when I take my prescription Lorazepam I will also feel the symptoms much worse the next day.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.
Do you have any other medical issues?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 10 months ago.
Hello. I am a neurologist and can answer your question.
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 10 months ago.
Your levels of these neurotransmitters are fine. Medications like tramadol do not effect extra synaptic levels of neurotransmitters unless you overdose by taking the bottle
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 10 months ago.
If you wish to discuss this by phone, I can call you. Or just write back. Have you been reading about the serotonin syndrome? Dr Frank