Persistent primary thunderclap headacheresponsive to gabapentin

Ivan Garza, D. F. Black

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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 thunder clap headache is a rare type of headache that warrants significant testing torule out more ominous possibilities. Whether gabapentin may help other primary thunderclap headache sufferers or not remains unclear. Further research is needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-421
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Headache and Pain
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2006


  • Gabapentin
  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage
  • Thunderclap headache

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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