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Posted by L. Robbins M.D. ( on March 22, 2000 at 22:26:37:

In Reply to: Dr. Robbins, care to share in any new treatments for CH's posted by NickD on March 21, 2000 at 23:34:24:

I agree...some docs have too big an ego.
We desperately need new preventives for cluster and migraine....the preventives only work well in, at best, half of the patients. I just pub. a paper on 600 patients with daily headaches, where only 46% had long term success with the preventives.
The only new things for cluster are botox(I have done 7 people now, and had some success, several spectacular successes)....Ritalin as a preventive(helps in some people)..and daily triptans as preventives(particularly Amerge)...Lawrence Robbins M.D.

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