Posted by GUGI (188.8.131.52) on December 01, 2000 at 07:37:04:
In Reply to: the M-word posted by annemarie on November 25, 2000 at 18:08:59:
migraine comes from Late Latin's hemicrania (I think I spelled that right) which means 'pain in one side of the head'.... not sure about anyone else, but generally my CHs remain on one side (sympathy pain on the right doesn't count)... I don't worry too much about what people call either one (clusters or migraines) - it's the description that usually lets me know which one they are.
What *does* piss me off is like a lady I *used* to be friends with who would get it into her head that she wanted "good drugs" and she'd get herself psyched up and then go to the ER for demerol telling the doctors she had a "migraine" when it was completely fictitious. *That* does annoy me because it means doctors (usually young interns) are being exposed to non-legitimate headache patients and down the line they may not be able to discern the difference which taints it for both clusterheads and miggers...
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