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OverIt!

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hi everyone. I stumbled across your page whilst on a mission to find out more about imigran nasal spray. This is just ANOTHER trial for my ongoing headaches. maybe my 7th drug trial (not including what they choose to try in the emergency department). i am only 25 but suffer from what my doctor tells me are 'migraines'. I have frequent attacks like one huge one every month, but it seems i can go weeks with a constant headache that fluctuates daily, sometimes hourly ; then wake up and i am headache free for 2 days them BAM here we go AGAIN!! i have had ct's and blood tests and still no answer. i have suffered these for many years and i am OVER IT! sometimes they r so bad i consider the possible 'easy way out', but alas i have children and a hubby to think about. what is the difference between a migraine and CH? I realise i dont fit in to the classic sufferer category, but theres a first time for everything right!? Could this be the answer im looking for?
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saintpeter

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Hi OverIt. I can't tell you if you have CH or not, but you want to check out the information on the left there and see if it fits. You could have a combination too.
There's also a lot of information about current treatments both natural and chemical, the more you know the better you can discuss matters with your doctor.


Without wishing to be flippant, get used to trying a variety of medications. There's no absolute treatment for CH (if that's what you have), most of us go through dozens of variants before something helps, and that might not work next time.

One of the great dangers with CH is the potential for "taking the easy way out". Do talk about this with hubby, and/ or professionals, before things get too much for you.

We're also here if you need to ask questions or just vent, although we're not always super quick at responding.
So, that's it from me, try and be strong.
Cheers peter.
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XxLovePeaceXx

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I'm also a mum - good luck - its not easy getting any kind of illness/sickness/even a regular headache when you have children because there is no rest whatsoever when they're little except when they're tucked in bed at night and even then you have miles of washing, dishes, etc to do. Really hope for your sake that it isn't CH and that you get some relief soon!
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Dusker

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Hi
First clear diagnosis by someone who knows what they are doing and are on about. Then start on a program of medication to help you with first pain management then on to some preventative medication.
Difference between migraine and Cluster headache information is in the link to the left.
By now hopefully you have been able to have a read of some of the information on the left and got a bit of a handle of some of the treatment that we as CH people have found that has helped us. As Peter has said the information is there for the reading--knowledge is indeed power. It may be of benefit to you and your medico to keep a bit of a record of what and how any treatment effects you, ie a headache record so you can feed back to him/her how you are going.
The oxygen link is definitely one to read up on as perhaps the most simplest and indeed effective treatment for a lot of CH sufferers and is used in early diagnosis in some cases.
We indeed are not medicos, we are here to encourage you to seek help from the right people. To find yourself good doctors to deal with, those that are knowledgeable in the field of headaches, to be referred to neurologists if necessary for full diagnosis and follow up. To get help with medical treatment, to gain pain relief in the best form for you and to gain ungoing support. Only 25 with a long life in front of you. The best thing about Cluster Headaches in this instance is in fact the name--clusters. They come in clusters and they go in clusters. The pain does end. You need to get medical assistance for the treatment of them. Feeling down and depressed and angry is not unusual with any pain--trying to handle this with a family is certainly a toughy. Keep your husband close and well informed about what you are going through so he is aware and he can help. Ask for help!
Heather
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