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Friday, May 12, 2006

 

Cluster Headaches Organization 4/26/01

From: http://www.clusterheadaches.org/welcome.htm

The Organization for Understanding Cluster Headaches, O.U.C.H., is a not for profit organization incorporated in the state of Texas, USA.� It was founded in January, 2000.� Our goal, as reflected in our mission statement, is to assist cluster headache sufferers.

Your first task is to determine that you definitely have cluster headaches.� Please visit Clusterheadaches.com to determine this.� Take the quiz you'll find there and read the medical information or use this quick comparison table.� Talk this information over with your physician.

After you have determined that you do, indeed, have cluster headaches, please return to OUCH.� Take advantage of the assistance this site offers or contact us and let us know how we can help.� We will do all we can to assist cluster headache sufferers.

�       &nb! sp; DISCLAIMER: All information contained on this web site is for informational purposes only. It is in no way intended to be used as a replacement for professional medical treatment. clusterheadaches.org makes no claims as to the scientific/clinical validity of the information on this site OR to that of the information linked to from this site. All information taken from the internet should be discussed with a medical professional!

A Neurologist that I saw once gave me some information to take home from one of her medical books.� To this day, it is still the BEST information that I have ever seen on Cluster Headaches...it's awesome!

Even if you have suffered from Clusters your entire life and think you've read it all, you will find this info most interesting!� It is quite a bit of reading, and quite difficult to follow at times, but well worth your time.� Probably the easiest way ! to read it is if you print it out and read it when you get the chance .

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DISCLAIMER: All information contained on this web site is for informational purposes only.� It is in no way intended to be used as a replacement for professional medical treatment. � clusterheadaches.com makes no claims as to the scientific/clinical validity of the information on this site OR to that of the information linked to from this site.� All information taken from the internet should be discussed with a medical professional!

From: http://www.clusterheadaches.com/about.html

Go to site and click on any of the following topics:

Introduction Clinical Features � -Characteristics of Pain � -Periodicity and Duration of the Attacks � -Characteristics of the Bouts � -Associated Features ��� --Related Sympoms and Signs ��� --Precipitating Factors Ameliorative Factors Hereditary Dat! a Examination Findings Pathophysiology � -Biologic Clocks � -Cerebral Blood Flow Alterations � -Biochemical Mechanisms ��� --Serotonin ��� --Erythrocyte Choline ��� --Histamine ��� --Mast Cells Treatment � -The Acute Attack ��� --Ergotamine ��� --Oxygen ��� --Lidocaine ��� --Dihydroergotamine ��� --Methoxyflurane ��� --Phenylpropanolamine � -Prophylaxis ��� --Ergotamine ��� --Dihydroergotamine ��� --Prednisone ��� --Methysergide ��� --Lithium ����� ---Clinical Pharmacology ����� ---Side Effects ����� ---Mechanism of Action ��� --Pizotifen, Cyproheptadine ��� --Indomethacin ��� --Calcium Channel Antagonists ��� --Occipital Nerve Steroid Blockade � -Invasive Procedures � -Treating the Patient


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