Physical Symptoms of Low Serotonin
While serotonin is commonly associated with mood, it can actually affect quite a few physical processes in your body as well. If a person is experiencing low serotonin in fibromyalgia, there are a number of physical symptoms which he or she can experience:
- Chronic fatigue – despite getting a full night’s sleep is a common symptom.
- Disturbed sleep or poor sleep
- Serotonin can also affect appetite as well – a person with low serotonin will likely have a complete loss of appetite or will instead crave carbs.
- Craving carbs – this is the body’s way of attempting to make more serotonin.
- Stomach pain – many people with low serotonin will also experience stomach pains, which in turn affects their appetite making it even more difficult to eat regularly.
- Hot flashes and other temperature changes that are not connected to the environment.