Remission of Hypnic Headache Associated with Idiopathic Cyclic Edema with the Use of Aminaphtone



José Maria Pereira de Godoy*
Department Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery in Medicine School São José do Rio Preto-FAMERP and CNPq (National Council for Research and Development), Brazil


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Abstract

Headache is one of the chief complaints among patients visiting primary care physicians. The aim of the current study is to report on a case of daily intermittent headaches in a patient with idiopathic cyclic edema. Over three years the patient suffered from headaches that started and improved at specific times. They began at about 5 to 6 o’clock in the morning and spontaneously disappeared 3 to 4 hours after getting up and thus were directly associated to sleep. The patient complained of generalized edema and had weight differences of about two kilograms between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. A hypothesis of idiopathic cyclic edema was reached and the patient was prescribed aminaphtone which cured the headaches within two days after initiating treatment.

Keywords: Intermittent headache, aminaphtone, treatment.