Presented at the 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the AASH, June 22-24, 1990. Los Angeles, California.
The Relationship of Cocaine to Headache in Polysubstance Abusers
Version of Record online: 20 MAY 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 31, Issue 1, pages 17–19, January 1991
How to Cite
Dhopesh, V., Maany, I. and Herring, C. (1991), The Relationship of Cocaine to Headache in Polysubstance Abusers. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 31: 17–19. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1991.hed3101017.x
- Issue online: 20 MAY 2005
- Version of Record online: 20 MAY 2005
- Accepted for Publication: December 28, 1990.
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In a questionnaire survey of inpatient polysubstance abusers it was found that cocaine relieved migraine-type headaches much more often in chronic headache sufferers than in those with only occasional headaches (p < .05). However, cocaine could also bring on headaches after several hours, both in chronic headache sufferers and in those not subject to headaches. The fasts that cocaine may relieve headache immediately, and also may precipitate headaches several hours after use, suggests that the well-known vasoconstrictive actions of cocaine may be responsible. Migraineurs seem more susceptible to some of these effects of cocaine than are people without chronic headaches.