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Persistent primary thunderclap headache responsive to gabapentin

The Journal of Headache and Pain20067:346

Received: 21 August 2006

Accepted: 26 September 2006

Published: 10 December 2006


We report the case of a woman with an apparent primary thunderclap headache which occurred frequently until she achieved a therapeutic dosage of gabapentin. Primary thunderclap headache is a rare type of headache that warrants significant testing to rule out more ominous possibilities. Whether gabapentin may help other primary thunderclap headache sufferers or not remains unclear. Further research is needed.

Key words

Thunderclap headacheSubarachnoid haemorrhageGabapentin