Posted by Bennie Taylor (22.214.171.124) on January 20, 2000 at 13:19:57:
Back in 1994 our Dr. Goadsby published an article about
testing for neuropeptides that are highly elevated in the blood of patients during an acute CH attack.One had to do with the pain (and/ or mechanism) of the headache, the other with the secondary tearing, stuffiness, etc. All 13 patients were given either oxygen, Imitrex injections, or an opiate to ease the attack. The first two returned the chemicals in the blood to normallevels. The opiate did not.
It seems that the 2 chemicals involved either cause the headache or appear because of it. Dr. Goadsby does not address that question in this article. But it makes me wonder; if someone could learn how to control these chemicals it could be an end to misery for so many people. What are your thoughts about this research?
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