Posted by Ted (126.96.36.199) on June 19, 2001 at 13:32:32:
In Reply to: More Head Injury vs. CH posted by Frank on June 19, 2001 at 12:54:27:
But I don't think anyone here ever said that people don't get headaches after a head injury. I don't think anyone would believe that.
From that last article it says:
The second type of headache is much tougher. Following a head injury, you can develop a headache that resembles a migraine headache. Pain tends to be in the front of the head. Many complain that their forehead or temples throb. It is commonly described as a "pounding" pain. Emotional stress or intense concentration tends to bring on or make these headaches worse. One possible explanation of this problem is a change in the vascular system of the brain...
...During this constriction phase, some people get a warning sign. They may become very sensitive to light, or they may lose their peripheral vision (the outside of their vision goes black and they just see the middle part). That's just the start. The veins go from being very small to "giving up", in which they suddenly open wide. When this happens, the pounding or throbbing headache begins."
Here they call it a headache that resembles a migraine and says it's "migraine-like." Relating that to CH, I have no issue with someone with a head injury suffering from headaches resembling CH. But that doesn't make them CH. Just similar in certain ways.
Also, they state that the change in the vascular system of the brain (Presuming they mean constrict/dilate)precedes the pain. In CH, the change happens after the pain already began.
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