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Unanswered Questions in Headache: How Does a Migraine Attack Stop?
Article first published online: 3 JAN 2012
© 2011 American Headache Society
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 52, Issue 1, pages 186–187, January 2012
How to Cite
Ahn, A. H. and Brennan, K.C. (2012), Unanswered Questions in Headache: How Does a Migraine Attack Stop?. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 52: 186–187. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2011.02078.x
- Issue published online: 23 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 3 JAN 2012
- Accepted for publication September 6, 2011.
Much research in migraine focuses on understanding its initiation. But as migraine is typically self-limited, its offset may be as important as its onset. We pose the question “how does migraine stop?” to three investigators with different backgrounds. The consensus is that the termination of a migraine attack, rather than being the passive loss of a trigger, must itself be an active biologic process.