Posted by Rider (22.214.171.124) on February 18, 2000 at 16:36:05:
In Reply to: Question... posted by Jayne on February 18, 2000 at 16:10:04:
I am not a doctor but I do have a degree in Biology. As I understand it, Sansert is a methysergide and is a vasoconstrictor. A possible reason for prescribing it for a CH is that it "mimics" the effect of seratonin. There is thought to be a drop in seritonin levels during these headaches. Verapamil on the other hand is a calcium channel blocker, smooth muscle relaxant with vaso-dilatory properties. It also depresses cardiac activity. It seems to me that these two meds have competing effects.
You can either make tea or just eat them whole. It shouldn't matter. I'm by no means a pro at this although the "buzz" was kind of pleasant.
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