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Doctor thinks i may be having a weird cluster or tension headache - or that it's even a migraine variant as I have migraines.Safe to try sumitriptian?

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Dr. Paul Grin
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In brief: Migraine

Sumatriptan is an abortive medicine for migraine.
. Sumatriptan has a minimum efficacy of 70 % at 60 minutes but should not be given in the prodrome or aura stage. If you are in headache stage and responsive to triptans it will support the diagnosis of migraine. Re.: see headache or orofacial specialist for further investigation.

In brief: Migraine

Sumatriptan is an abortive medicine for migraine.
. Sumatriptan has a minimum efficacy of 70 % at 60 minutes but should not be given in the prodrome or aura stage. If you are in headache stage and responsive to triptans it will support the diagnosis of migraine. Re.: see headache or orofacial specialist for further investigation.
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