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Mar. 22nd, 2012

lizcommotion: four different colored panels of the MRI image of a brain (brain)
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The Washington Post has an interesting series in their Health section about "medical mysteries," i.e. medical problems that take ages to diagnose. Last week's medical mystery was chronic daily headache, and I thought some folks might find the article of interest.

"Unlike with migraines, the pain of daily headaches tends to affect both sides of the head; there is no aura or vomiting, nor does pain worsen with routine physical activity. Onset is typically sudden, and the disorder often affects those who do not have a history of headaches. Doctors say that patients can often pinpoint the day they developed a headache, unlike with other types, which tend to occur more gradually. "

Similar to migraines, there is no "cure", only management. Does anyone here have experience with this type of headache that they'd like to share/rant about?

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