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Circadian secretion of cortisol and melatonin in cluster headache during active cluster periods and remission

, : Circadian secretion of cortisol and melatonin in cluster headache during active cluster periods and remission. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry 50(2): 207-213

The cyclic nature of cluster headache warranted a study of the 24-hour rhythms of serum cortisol and melatonin. They were both altered during cluster periods as compared with periods of remission and healthy controls. The 24-hour mean and maximal cortisol levels were higher and the timing of the cortisol minimum was delayed as compared to the same patients in remission. Although there was no relation between the cortisol and melatonin levels and headaches, the rise of cortisol following many attacks might in part represent an adaptive response to pain. The nocturnal melatonin maximum was lower during cluster periods than in remission. This finding, and the dysautonomic signs during attacks, may reflect a change of the vegetative tone in a hyposympathetic direction.


PMID: 3572435

DOI: 10.1136/jnnp.50.2.207

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