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Cluster Headache Diaries

Cluster Headache Intensity Scale

  1. Slight twinge of the CH type of pain. Shadows.
  2. Normal headache type of intensity. Annoying, but life is still beautiful.
  3. Shadows are getting constant but can deal with it.
  4. Higher level of pain than normal headache. Interferes with normal life.
  5. Starting to get bad, want to be left alone to deal with it.
  6. Need to pace and move and drive your fist into your temple.
  7. Major non-stop pain, left feeling exhausted after it finally leaves.
  8. Immense paid, time to yell, bang head, rock, whatever works. Fear that it won't stop.
  9. The "Why me?" syndrome starts to set in.
  10. Screaming, head banging. Hospital trip. Depressed. Suicidal.

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goezon's CH attack diary

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Friday 04 March, 2011: 07:00pm - 10:00pm


cooked dinner, kids came to eat, struggled through till 8pm then sent them home , gave in took meds same as prev PAM. 8.45pm, took edge off pain. would have taken sumitriptan only saving it in case I need it tomorrow.

Friday 04 March, 2011: 12:00pm - 03:30pm


must sit still, foggy head ,pain near right eye,light and motion sensitive

Friday 04 March, 2011: 09:00am - 12:00pm


very tired, foggy head just can't get going. Is it the increase in sandomigran? did odd jobs then just had to lie down and stop and not move or think 12 noon

Friday 04 March, 2011: 08:00am - 03:00am


2hr walk on beach with dog, home and not doing much. Decided to have a big rest day today, no work or housework, must be good for work Sat and family birthday Sunday. Hope I make it. find if i do too much the head caves in.
pain= r temple,forhead (more to right side) and back of head 1-3/10

Wednesday 02 March, 2011: 02:30pm - 10:00pm


now balance and concentration slightly off, piercing top of head,throbbing r temple meds 2x panadol soluble and 2 x aspro clear 1xmaxolon achieved lessening of intensity. drove home.4.30 lay on lounge eyes closed till 7.30pm ate leftovers then 100%good. 1hr drive to pick up daughter from work. then very tired when i got home
Sandomigran increased to 4 tabs tonight

Wednesday 02 March, 2011: 07:30am - 02:00am


on wakeup, head pressure, R temple pressure ,forhead pressure.

Tuesday 01 March, 2011: 03:30pm - 09:00pm


started off again about 4pm light pain ok do things as long as I stop and rest after 20mins for about an hour in between. pain right temple, top of head ,forhead one side to the other.light vice pain over whole head 6.30pm took 2 aspro soluble,2 panadol soluble and 1 maxolon.
eyes heavy and frowning,can't speak properly,vague,cranky. meds just took edge off, went to bed.

Tuesday 01 March, 2011: 09:00am - 11:50am


woke up too tired and foggy to go to work, just know I won't make it there and back today. Pressure right temple,and right forhead. did a few minor things around home.

Monday 28 February, 2011: 03:00pm - 09:00pm


went to work and managed a food shop. nearly had to stop on drive home as thought temple banging might increase. Hate going out in case I can't make it home again. got home about 6pm had to rest till 7 then managed to cook dinner.

Sunday 27 February, 2011: 10:00am - 09:00am


constant pain all day, I call it foggy, not enough to take meds but enough to go slow motion. Movement and light hurts and talking is a strain.feels like headache moves from forehead to temple to eye differing in intensity all the time. exhausting, went to bed exhausted at 5pm. woke up at 9.30 still foggy in head. watched tv then crashed again. Hey this was a good day.