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A rare remission of a savage headache

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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Yvette “SciBabe” d'Entremont on the startling remission of her very old and extreme headache:

“I got the worst headache of my life on March 7th, 2010. And until very recently, it never stopped.

Remission is relatively rare in hemicrania continua, so I’m not counting on this being gone entirely. I wish I could glean some profundity from what I’ve been through and its inexplicable whimper of an ending, but there is none. After fourteen years, at least for now, this weary head is resting easy.”

Amazing news! At least so far. Fingers crossed for Yvette that it lasts. 🤞🏻 Every day, every hour of relief from that kind of pain is precious.

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