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Posted by Todd ( on January 20, 2000 at 20:00:58:

In Reply to: Cluster Headaches Serotonin posted by Christy on January 20, 2000 at 19:15:23:

Don't let the use of the "M" word in this throw you off. This is from one of the articles at
Also, check the archives for Bobp's many interesting and well-researched posts about seratonin.

"The neurotransmitter serotonin (also known as 5-HT) is involved in some cases of migraine, and drugs that block its ability to bind to nerves are capable of blocking migraine-associated pain. This role of serotonin also explains why some people suffer from migraines after consuming red wine or chocolate, as both of these contain high quantities of chemicals that the body can turn into serotonin. It also explains why migraines are one of the potential side effects of specific serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (such as Prozac) used as antidepressants, as they allow the concentration of serotonin in the brain to increase."


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