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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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Leathal's CH attack diary

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Friday 29 April, 2011: 12:00pm - 02:00am


Here we go again another night and another day they don't want to go away. Been getting them now on and of since my last post, have had 3 days of freedom in between and then they come back with a vengeance on average they are ranging between 4 and 6 at moment. However tonights one is worse. Tablets have been stopping them up until tonights one.

Wednesday 13 April, 2011: 03:00pm - 05:10pm


7th day in row totally over it, meds are keeping it just tolerable sick and tired of water,pain and am absolutely buggered, struggling to keep awake and hydrated, just want it over with now, PLEASE.

Wednesday 13 April, 2011: 12:00pm - 02:00am


Got woke up again took tablet seems to have calmed it, think I got it in time for once, just want sleep, this is one of my worst CH peroids in a long time. They have been constantly in and out since 7th of tihs month, just want it to end

Saturday 09 April, 2011: 03:00pm - 06:00pm


Just nagging in and out, pain free periods then comes back then goes it's been like this all day, think meds might be starting to work.

Saturday 09 April, 2011: 12:00pm - 02:00am


Woke up again just want sleep, walking up and down, eye watering, nose runny eye ready to explode, meds don't seem to be doing anything.

Saturday 09 April, 2011: 06:00am - 07:00am


Fell asleep briefly, just got woken up an its feels like my eye is going to explode, just want it to go, am totally exhausted, haven't slept properly for near on 3 weeks.

Friday 08 April, 2011: 08:00am - 10:20am


Finally gone, just totally bugger, had a 30 min sleep at work.( Handy being the boss). Hopefully be headache free for rest of day. These attacks have been on and off now for 3 weeks , basically every second day.Off to docs tomorrow and hopefully get some stronger tablets this time that might work.

Friday 08 April, 2011: 04:00am - 06:00am


Back again, this time not so intense, just extremely annoying, off to work hopefully that will will distract me. Am over it, just want to be able to sleep.

Thursday 07 April, 2011: 12:20pm - 02:25am


Woke me up, took Imigram 50mg, didn't even touch it, drank heaps of water, rocked myself backwards and forwards, got up walked around, pain stopped so sat down tilted my head and away it went again, however that 15 minutes felt so good, then it came back, then it left me again. Can't wait to go through it all again tonite or tomorrow. 3 weeks gone so far so hopefully it should be my last week. for a few months atleast I can only hope.