A neurotransmitter is a chemical that occurring naturally in the brain and facilitates transmitting messages from one nerve cell to another. Some of the neurotransmitters are:
We see neurotransmitter discussed in relation to Migraine for multiple reasons:
• Levels of neurotransmitters are affected by the Migrainous process in the brain during a Migraine attack.
• Antidepressants, which affect neurotransmitters, are often effective Migraine and headache preventives.
• Most Migraine abortive medications work by binding to serotonin receptors.
Teri Robert is a leading patient educator and advocate and the author of Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches. A co-founder of the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy and the American Headache and Migraine Association, she received the National Headache Foundation’s Patient Partners Award and a Distinguished Service Award from the American Headache Society. Teri can be found on her website, and blog, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+.