Please wait a minute...
Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2014, Vol. 41 Issue (1): 80-82    DOI: 10.12891/ceog16912014
Case Report Previous articles | Next articles
Dextroamphetamine sulfate, a very effective drug for pelvic pain relieved severe retroorbital stabbing pain in a woman with keratoconus who failed to respond to bilateral corneal implants
J.H. Check1, 2, *(), G. DiAntonio2, R. Cohen2, 3
1Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Camden, NJ
2Cooper Institute for Reproductive Hormonal Disorders, P.C., Marlton, NJ
3Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philadelphia, PA (USA)
Download:  PDF(49KB)  ( 4 )
Export:  BibTeX | EndNote (RIS)      
Abstract  
Purpose: To determine if dextroamphetamine sulfate therapy could relieve severe headaches related to keratoconus of the eyes. Materials and Methods: Dextroamphetamine sulfate 20 mg daily was prescribed to a 45-year-old woman who complained of 20 plus years of severe stabbing retrorbital pain who was diagnosed with keratoconus but failed to gain relief from bilateral corneal implants. Results: Dextramphetamine sulfate quickly and very effectively relieved the pain which has remained completely abrogated for over five years. Proof that the improvement was not fortuitous was demonstrated by quick return of symptoms when the drug was temporarily stopped after 2.5 years of relief but quickly dissipated upon resumption of therapy. Conclusions: Headaches are common in women. It is the gynecologist (who is more familiar with the condition of sympathetic neural hyperalgesia edema syndrome because it is the most common cause of pelvic pain) who may be the physician to introduce dextroamphetamine sulfate as a treatment since this condition is unknown by many specialists in other fields.
Key words:  Retro-orbital pain      Keratoconus      Sympathetic hypofunction      Dextroamphetamine sulfate     
Published:  10 February 2014     
*Corresponding Author(s):  J.H. CHECK     E-mail:  aurie@ccivf.com

Cite this article: 

J.H. Check, G. DiAntonio, R. Cohen. Dextroamphetamine sulfate, a very effective drug for pelvic pain relieved severe retroorbital stabbing pain in a woman with keratoconus who failed to respond to bilateral corneal implants. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2014, 41(1): 80-82.

URL: 

https://ceog.imrpress.com/EN/10.12891/ceog16912014     OR     https://ceog.imrpress.com/EN/Y2014/V41/I1/80

[1] J.H. Check, D. Check, R. Cohen. A novel effective treatment for menière’s disease – dextroamphetamine sulfate[J]. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2020, 47(5): 807-809.
[2] J.H. Check, D. Check. The increased cellular permeability syndrome manifesting as severe idiopathic type urinary incontinence[J]. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2019, 46(5): 812-814.
[3] J.H. Check, R. Cohen. Sympathomimetic amine therapy abrogates severe long-term unexpalined abdominal pain and diarrhea (microscopic colitis) - possible infertility implications[J]. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2019, 46(3): 489-491.
[4] J.H. Check, D.L. Check, M.P. Dougherty. Marked improvement of the aromatase induced arthralgia syndrome following treatment with dextroamphetamine sulfate[J]. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2019, 46(2): 291-292.
[5] J.H. Check, M.P. Dougherty, D.L. Check. Long standing post-herpetic neuralgia resistant to standard anti-neuropathy medication showing quick dramatic improvement following treatment with sympathomimetic amines[J]. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2019, 46(2): 335-336.
[6] J.H. Check, M. Citerone, T. Citerone. The increased cellular permeability syndrome as a cause of traumatic stuttering[J]. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2018, 45(5): 773-774.
[7] J.H. Check. Changing the name of a syndrome: sympathetic neural hyperalgesia edema syndrome becomes – the increased cellular permeability syndrome[J]. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2017, 44(6): 819-823.
[8] J.H. Check, R. Cohen. Amelioration of severe generalized idiopathic pruritus in an estrogen deficient woman taking an aromatase inhibitor for breast cancer following treatment with amphetamine salts[J]. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2017, 44(6): 934-935.
[9] J. H. Check, R. Cohen. Marked improvement of severe gastroparesis following high dosage, but very well tolerated, dextroamphetamine sulfate[J]. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2017, 44(4): 611-612.
[10] J.H. Check, A. Jaffe. Dextroamphetamine sulfate provided quick relief of severe post-partum depression that was recalcitrant to standard antidepressants and psychotherapy[J]. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2017, 44(2): 272-274.
[11] J.H. Check. Chronic unremitting lower abdominal pain quickly abrogated following treatment with amphetamine[J]. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2016, 43(1): 109-111.
[12] J.H. Check, A. Jaffe. Resolution of pelvic pain related to adenomyosis following treatment with dextroamphetamine sulfate[J]. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2015, 42(5): 671-672.
[13] J.H. Check, A. Whetstone. Failed surgical therapy for chronic back pain and sciatica may be due to hypofunction of the sympathetic nervous system[J]. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2015, 42(4): 529-530.
[14] J.H. Check, J. Weidner. The confounding effect of the development of idiopathic orthostatic edema and thyrotoxcosis on weight fluctuation related to effects on free water clearance in a woman with long-standing surgically induced panhypopituitarism and diabetes insipidus[J]. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2015, 42(3): 376-377.
[15] J. Weidner, J.H. Check. Marked improvement of the autoimmune syndrome associated with autoimmune hepatitis by treatment with sympathomimetic amines[J]. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2014, 41(4): 460-461.
No Suggested Reading articles found!