SIDNEY J. TILLIM, M.D.
In the course of treating opiate addicts by hypoglycemic reactions1 two patients were encountered whose addiction resulted from treatment for recurrent headaches. These headaches had not responded to the remedies usually used to relieve attacks of migraine. Such remedies as gynergen,3 pure oxygen, with 7 per cent CO2, vitamin B1 intravenously, histamine desensitization, and hormone injections were either only partly successful or useless. The recurrent headaches were apparently accepted as an unavoidable condition; the primary complaint was the addiction. It was, therefore, impressive to all concerned, when in the course of treating withdrawal symptoms, intervening headaches were promptly aborted. Previously
TILLIM SJ. MIGRAINE HEADACHES RELIEVED BY HYPOGLYCEMIC REACTION; REPORT OF TWO CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;20:597–603. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-4-597
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;20(4):597-603.
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