Serotonin antibodies fibromyalgia
AUTOANTILICHAMES against Serotonin (5-Hydroxytryptamin-Ak)
Method used: radial immunodiffusion
Serotonin antibodies are determined using serum or EDTA plasma from blood.
Antibodies to Serotonin are found in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome.
The test determines in the blood the amount of antibodies against serotonin
- If the result is negative, no antibodies have been found.
- If the result is positive, antibodies to serotonin have been found.
It is difficult to give a definitive diagnosis of fibromyalgia through blood, urine, or other laboratory tests, but this test can contribute to the diagonal because people with fibromyalgia have been shown to show a positive result on antibodies to serotonin.
Studies show that people with chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia have either too much or too little serotonin. As a result, the brain does not make optimal use of serotonin, causing problems.
Many people with fibromyalgia have problems sleeping. This causes the metabolism to hit the bump, weakening the immune system. Furthermore, serotonin is also important for reducing pain.
So, it may very well be when there is too little serotonin in the body, pain symptoms get worse or even caused unnecessarily in the tender points.
Symptoms of serotonin deficiency:
- Chronic fatigue
- Sleep problems
- Reduced appetite
- Muscle cramps
- Irritable bowel
It must be said, however, that the above symptoms do not necessarily occur with deficient or low serotonin. However, research does increasingly show that people with both chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia may have an imbalance here.