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An Undersupply Of Serotonin Is Most Closely Linked To
Is there any link between low serotonin levels and eye pain/flashes of light? Dry eyes. Ever since I've got off anx meds at same time developed this.
Complex: It is a neurotransmitter, mostly in the brain and the gi system. It is released when that neuron electrically achieves an action potential, based on its interactions with other neurons. Those interactions are complex. What is more complex is the many different kinds of receptors, which do many different things. ...Read more
It is your Happy NT: The beauty of these neurotransmitters is they perform a variety of function leading to happiness, including your sleep, apetite, weight, regulation of anxiety even found in your gut cells, so happiness is not locatede in brain, remember, gut feeling, or irritable bowel when people are upset, brain and body are not disconnected and the brain is the most organic organ, connected to body happiness. ...Read more
Please repost: Please repost and include the tissue or organ of interest: Blood? Brain? Left kidney? Right big toe? Also why you are asking: are you asking because you've fallen for the misconception that low serotonin "levels" in the brain cause depression? (They don't. That notion has been debunked over and over again.) ...Read more
Why?: Please repost and explain why you think your serotonin levels NEED to be raised, if you think they're normal or low, and what you mean by "levels, " since really there ARE no such things as "levels" of serotonin the way there are levels of, say, blood cholesterol. Where did you get this notion of "levels"? ...Read more
Not cause, but feel: Insufficient performance of serotonin can cause pain to be felt as more severe and less easy to relieve. It's not a 'cause' but things that might not hurt if your levels were adequate - will perhaps. Also your reaction to the pain might be more intense and out of control. Have a psych eval, Dx and Tx. ...Read more
One that doesn't: Quite a few web pages state that caffeine consumption causes a drop in serotonin. Not true- caffeine works directly on adenosine receptors. It also leads to increased dopamine action, producing a sense of pleasure that may account for much of the appeal of caffeine drinks. Over-reliance on caffeine can cause problems but decreased serotonin is not one of them. ...Read more
Increases it: It has been proven that 8 weeks of exercise is as effective as 8 weeks of antidepressants on reducing symptoms of depression. It is presumed that exercise does this by raising the amount of available serotonin in our brain. Precisely how it does it is still being worked out. ...Read more
My first question is why you would think you need to remove serotonin from your body. This pleasure giving chemical that creates a sense of balance and well being is a good thing to have. Do you have mania? Are you on any medications that are causing mental health problems.
Sometimes questions cause more questions to be asked. Keep talking to us here. ...Read more
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter used by many different types of nerve (and muscle) cells throughout the body.
I think it would be impossible for body not to produce serotonin.
There are many medications intended to affect serotonin signaling. Their effects and side effects vary depending on the nature of the drug, the type of illness present, and other medications to which they may be added. ...Read more
The discovery of serotonin has a very interesting history. Since there's not nearly enough space to give it its due here, I will give you a website where you can look it up which is from the journal nature at nature. Com.
www. Nature. Com/npp/journal/v21/n1s/full/1395355a.html
When reading the various stories of how serotonin was discovered, it immediately becomes apparent how. ..enjoy!!! ...Read more
By chance.: In the early 1940's and 1950's, scientists discovered the role of neurotransmitters such as Norepinephrine for vasoconstriction, Dopamine for Parkinson's Disease and Serotonin for depression but it was not until 1988 when they discovered that selective Serotonin reuptake inhibitors like Prozac (fluoxetine) became known to the world. ...Read more
Serotonin syndrome: Overactivation due to excess serotonin. See diagram. Treatment is emergency intervention if severe, and discontinuing the medication if less severe. Some medications used are Muscle relaxants, serotonin blockers such as Periactin, (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) Oxygen & intravenous fluids. ...Read more
Serotonin syndrome: Is characterized by neuromuscular, autonomic, and neuropsychiatric (cognitive and behavioral) abnormalities. Restless feeling, continuous muscle spasms, confusion and disorientation. Some may progress to cardiac arrest, seizures, coma or multiple organ failure. It is a life-threatening medical emergency and call 911 is a must! ...Read more
Stress and serotonin: The response to stress is much more complex than the level of 1 neurotransmitter, even an important one like serotonin. Corticosteroids (raised during chronic stress) can modulate or dysregulate 5-ht receptors even without serotonin metabolism or levels being changed. Http://tinyurl. Com/k34pu6x how the neurons are connecting matters also -- even in stressed rats: http://tinyurl. Com/mwv6fzs. ...Read more