A Serotonin migraine..From a deficiency in Ones Serotonin.

In a Serotonin Migraine, levels may go up, and dip suddenly before the migraine.

Low levels of serotonin is linked to migraines and depression. There's defiantly a link between migraines ,and the levels of serotonin in the body. Serotonin (5-ht1-5-hydroxytryptamine) has been studied intensively, and is thought to play a vital role involved in migraines. Serotonin is a important neurotransmitter.

It's important in the maintenance of extra cranial vasoconstriction. (You know that the dilating, and constriction of the blood vessels starts the process of a migraine?)


What is serotonin, and How is serotonin made?

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter (aren't we complicated)?, and passes signals from one part of the brain to the other part. Bet one will never hear a doctor say anything about serotonin, although some drugs are supposed to raise the levels in migraine sufferers, and a good headache specialist knows this.

Serotonin is made in the brain, and that's where its main function is, but surprisingly ninety percent of serotonin is found in the stomach, and blood platelets.

Serotonin is made by a biochemical process (a step of blocks)that only qualified experts would come close to understanding.

Changes in the serotonin levels in the brain can also alter a persons mood. Many people, including my wife are given antidepressants to help their serotonin migraine.


I asked a nurse one time when she said that my wife's headache doctor thought she was depressed, how many people that have migraines at one point wouldn't be depressed. So my question to her was, do migraines cause depression or does depression lead to migraines? She didn't know the answer. If one was depressed before their migraines, maybe their levels of serotonin were to low.


Exactly what role does serotonin play in our health?

It's believed to influence many body functions. Most brain cells are influenced either directly or indirectly by serotonin. This includes brain cells that are related to mood, appetite, sleep, memory, and learning, and some social behavior. Serotonin also plays a key role in many more functions of the body.

One would think that having low levels of serotonin in the body that could give you a serotonin migraine, the solution to that is take more serotonin. Not so.


This can be a life threatening condition, and be brought on by taking illegal drugs, antidepressants such as SSRIs, and a few others.

If a doctor switches drugs that raise the serotonin levels pay attention, and when it says to wait two weeks between taking one, and taking another, do that.


The symptoms of elevated levels of serotonin are.

  • Rapid breathing
  •  Irregular heartbeat 
  • Confusion 
  • Poor coordination
  • Headache
  • Anxiety
  • Flushing or paleness
  • Fever
  • Change in ones heart rate.
  •  But if the serotonin levels are to low one can also have a serotonin migraine. Pay attention to how much is taken, and also the side effects.

Easy ways to naturally stimulate the natural production of serotonin.

Regular exercise, walking while the sun is out, relaxation, and just enjoy ones self, and a pet will also help. All of this stimulates serotonin production, and also natural pain killers, called endorphins.

Thanks for reading.

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