Posted by Ueli (18.104.22.168) on December 12, 2000 at 21:59:50:
In Reply to: Doubtful... posted by Bob Johnson on December 12, 2000 at 09:49:21:
Prof. Hartmut Göbel and Dr. Norbert Czech of University of Kiel (Germany) assume that CH is caused by an inflammation (albeit one without germs, and therefore not visible in blood tests) around the venous vessels behind the eye. They injected a clusterhead in active cycle with a marker substance that - within several hours - was adsorbed to the inflamed veins, and this showed up on a SPECT (single photon emission computerized tomography) scan. After a treatment with Prednisone, and the resulting abortion of the cycle, this inflammation had disappeared as a follow up SPECT scan showed.
Therefore, it not too far fetched that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) too, like VIOXX or Celebrex or Indomethacin or Diclofenac, might be useful to abort a CH cycle. We know that they help against CPH.
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