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Posted by Bob P ( on January 17, 2001 at 10:17:00:

In Reply to: Appologies for interjecting posted by Daniel on January 17, 2001 at 09:50:53:

Here's a paragraph from the article I linked in the post below:

"In contrast to migraine,25 no brain stem activation was found during the acute attack compared with the resting state. This finding is remarkable because migraine and cluster headache are often discussed as associated disorders and similar compounds, such as ergotamine and sumatriptan, are used in the acute treatment of both types of headache. These data suggest that while primary headaches, such as migraine and cluster headache, may share a common pain pathway (the trigeminovascular innervation), the underlying pathogenesis differs substantially as might be inferred from the different patterns of presentation and responses to preventive agents.26"

Bob P

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