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Monday, June 23, 2008 Barbara, Community Member, asks

Q: How long can Hemicrania Continua last?

I was diagnosed with Hemicrania Continua 15 months ago and am still experiencing headaches and pressure on the left side of my head.  After a second MRI, a 2 mm cerebral aneursym was discovered.  I am not on any medication at this time, as Indomethcin proved to be dangerous for my blood pressure.  What course of action should I take at this time?  I was told the headaches could last 3 -6 months, and yet, I still have mild headaches with continual pressure. 

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Nancy Harris Bonk, Community Member
6/25/08 12:39pm

Hi Barbara,


Hemicrania Continua is a rare, but treatable primary headache disorder. This means it is not caused by any other condition. Having said that, do you know if the anerusym plays any role in your head pain? A second opinion is never a bad thing. 


Seeing an expert who deals with rare head conditions and Migraine disease would be a good idea now. That doctor would be a Migraine specialist. We have a patient recommended list you can see HERE.


Good luck


MACDOODLE, Community Member
6/24/08 3:33pm

they would have the latest and greatest info.

Hemicrania Continua Information Page: National Institute of ...

Information sheet on Hemicrania Continua compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). hemicrania_continua/hemicrania_continua.htm - 18k -Cached - Similar pages

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By Barbara, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/25/10, First Published: 06/23/08