Letters: Oct. 28, 2002

The New Science of Headaches

Moments after sitting down to read your cover story on headaches [HEALTH, Oct. 7], I felt a familiar twinge in my head. I put down the magazine, had a shot of nasal spray and sat back to wait. Within minutes, an unseen hand twisted the dial on the rheostat in my head. Forty-five minutes later, the pain retreated as quickly as it had arrived, leaving me limp and exhausted. For cluster-headache sufferers like me, such episodes have a huge impact on our daily lives. No one seems to know where cluster headaches come from, why we...

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