durg abuse and whitdrawal

Thirty-eight patients with “chronic daily” headache and ergotamine and/or analgesics abuse according to the criteria proposed by the International Headache Society were re-investigated 5 years after inpatient drug withdrawal. At the end of the observation period, 19 patients (50.0%) had their headaches on only 8 days per month or less, 18 patients (47.4%) were free of symptoms or had only mild headaches.

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