Posted by Ted (22.214.171.124) on October 30, 1999 at 23:05:20:
Our headaches typically last a few moments. Although, there is a rare occassion where it lasts longer. But "always less than one hour." Want proof? Here:
"Background: Cluster headaches, also known as histamine headaches, are a specific vascular headache syndrome. Attacks are usually severe, unilateral and are typically located at the temple and periorbital region. Duration of each headache is brief, typically a few moments and always less than one hour. "Cluster" refers to a grouping of headaches usually in a period of several weeks.
And here's the credentials of this report:
Authored by Michelle Blanda, M.D., Research Director, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Summa Health System and Lori Sargeant, M.D., Instructor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Summa Health System
And here's the address to this medline article where you can see it in full and post a polite (she is at least working on our problem) message of correction to the Author and the Editor: http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/topic229.htm
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