Posted by Tami (22.214.171.124) on January 05, 2001 at 18:58:06:
Ok, I have read a good amount of the material, and I am still confused. The info I have gleaned is that the headache is caused by vasospasm or -dilation. The Drug book says Verapamils' main mechanism of action is to block the calcium ion transport into smooth muscle thus reducing contractility and dilates arteries and arterioles, reducing b/p and o2 demand. But all the info says the pain is helped relieved or prevented by the vasoconstriction. This seems contradictory.
Can anyone explain????
I'd like to know so when I see my new Doc next week, I know what I am talking about. My last Doc put me on Beta blockers (Tenormin) because they help with migraine which is what I told him I had. He could have done it right the first time if he had investigated further, I didn't know there were clusters, I just thought it was migraine. This time I am gonna say " suffer from cluster headaches- what can we do about this!?" If I get any new cool info, you'll all be the first to know!!!!!!!!
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