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Posted by stevevr ( on May 20, 2001 at 14:16:30:

In Reply to: For those of you who have decided... posted by Paco on May 20, 2001 at 12:42:37:

that this should be an open format for clusterheads to discuss everything in their lives but migraine. Check out what Dr. Goadsby has to say. I suggest that the post that started all of this was more on topic than most I see on the board. I think the biggest threat to this board is not those people who mention migraine in their post but the attacks that follow their post. You can claim that this type of watch dogging protects the integrity of this message board .... maybe it hurts the integrity of the board. Surely, if polite and simple answers are given or a migraine poster is just considerately redirected - you can still keep this a clusterheadache support message board. One thing is for sure ... less attention will be given to the subject of migraines this way. A simple answer would have registered as a blip on the screen. Now look at the attention. Here's is an excerpt from Goadsby's report.

Differential Diagnosis

In spite of the rather characteristic clinical picture, the
differential diagnosis
may be difficult in some cases because each feature of CH can
mimicked by other headaches.

Unilaterality of pain and the presence of migrainous and
symptoms are common to both migraine and CH, and
between them can be difficult in some cases. Features that can
be useful in
distinguishing CH from migraine are listed in the box (left).

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