Fibromyalgia and Neurotransmitters
Neurotransmitters are the brain chemicals that carry signals (including pain signals) from one nerve cell to the next. Neurotransmitters literally control every system in the body either directly or indirectly. The main symptoms of fibromyalgia, heightened pain perception, fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression and anxiety, are linked to these neurotransmitters.
The neurotransmitters involved in fibromyalgia come in pairs. They are:
Serotonin and Melatonin
Dopamine and Norepinephrine
GABA and Glutamate
Their levels can be too high, too low or ineffectively manufactured and used by the body.