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Posted by JB ( on August 02, 2001 at 20:04:18:

In Reply to: Fever Few posted by Monica on August 02, 2001 at 13:45:00:

Although clusters and migraines are considered different beasts, they are closely related. Many of the standard cluster treatments (ergotamine, triptans) were developed first for migraines. Both migraine and cluster headaches involve serotonin abnormalities. Seems that there are two differences: the cause of the disruption, and the nerves that become inflamed.

Feverfew is a potent anti-inflammitory drug (like indomethacin). It also inhibits nitric oxide synthesis, which is believed to be a factor that contributes to CH. Attached is a link to feverfew that includes the precautions and counter-indications.

As others mentioned, feverfew needs to be taken over a period of weeks to get the full effect.

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