Hemicrania Continua: Remitting Stage Evolved From the Chronic Form
Article first published online: 18 MAY 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 35, Issue 3, pages 161–162, March 1995
How to Cite
Pareja, J. A. (1995), Hemicrania Continua: Remitting Stage Evolved From the Chronic Form. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 35: 161–162. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1995.hed3503161.x
- Issue published online: 18 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 18 MAY 2005
- Accepted for publication September 2, 1994.
- hemicrania continua;
- chronic paroxysmal hemicrania;
It is known that in hemicrania continua the chronic stage may be preceded by a remitting stage. In the present communication, the reverse sequence has been demonstrated, ie, a transition from the chronic to the remitting stage. The headache was characterized by a chronic pattern from the beginning until the commencement of indomethacin treatment, which provided long-lasting relief. Withdrawal of the drug resulted in reappearance of headaches with the same clinical features but in a remitting fashion. Resumption of indomethacin treatment had a dramatic effect on the remitting headaches. Such a temporal evolution of symptoms is consistent with the prevailing view that in a patient with hemicrania continua, there may be two temporal patterns.