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Posted by Bob P ( on September 29, 1999 at 00:37:30:

In Reply to: Science traps posted by Frank on September 28, 1999 at 23:56:11:

Actually there are a number of scientific studies that show lowered levels of serotonin in migrainers during a headache. Is it a cause or result, I don't know. The triptans and ergots mimic the actions of serotonin and cause the blood vessels to dialate, stopping the headaches. What causes the variations in serotonin levels? I don't know. Is the brain not producing it or are the blood cells not releasing it? I don't know. Obviously, nobody knows or we'd have these thing beat by now.
I'm just feeling agressive today (probably low serotonin) and wanted to voice my opinion. Why the cyclic action of the clusters and the individual headaches? Don't know. Why one side of the head? Don't know.
My real bottom line is that I feel for everyone that sufferers from this disease. I wish I could find the answers, but I won't.
I'm resigned to the fact that I will fight this battle, probably for the rest of my life. I will deal with it the best I can. I will survive it. I will try to help others the best I can. Whether that's by sharing my experience or sharing some laughs. I'll try my best to help them get through it also.
Here's hoping that everyone finds something that helps make it survivable.
Best to all.
Love you guys,
Bob P

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