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Posted by Ueli ( on September 19, 2000 at 13:09:57:

In Reply to: STRESS posted by jamina on September 19, 2000 at 11:35:54:

The article quoted by Jamina is one of the best I have ever seen.

It is written by Hartmut Göbel, Hans-Christoph Diener, Karl-Heinz Grotemeyer and Volker Pfaffenrath, all top notch headache specialists from Germany.

I would like to cite the last paragraph from it, in my attempt of a translation:

Ineffective and Obsolete Therapies

Ordinary analgesics, be it opiate or non-opiate, are ineffective for the treatment of an acute CH-attack. Since CH-attacks can end spontaneously after 30 to 60 minutes, many patients assume erroneously that this is due to the application of an analgesic. The consequence is that for years or decades ineffective medications, with many side effects, are unnecessarily taken. Ineffective are as well: carbamazepin, phenytoin, beta blockers, anti depressives, MAO-inhibitors, histamine antagonists, biofeedback, acupuncture, neural therapies, local anesthetics, physical therapies, surgical procedures and every sort of psychotherapy.


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