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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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Rick-FEDE22DB2C's CH attack diary

Rick-FEDE22DB2C's Profile

Thursday 31 January, 2013: 12:00pm - 08:00am


1 year and nearly 4 months since last entry. Well i feel so bad that i have not kept in touch with all these lovely people. Well Hell has returned and i am sure i will go to heaven cause Lucifer could not handle this. I can feel every hair on my head when i touch my head it is excruciating pain , and cant brush my teeth, my jaw aches. I can only guess it is all about to start again. My Speech is terrible, I cant put sentences together. I think it has taken 10 minutes to write this. I have allot of catching up to do.

Above period: 2 Attacks over 1 days.

-- Period of remission (68 weeks, 2 days) --

Tuesday 11 October, 2011: 12:00pm - 12:00pm


Have not entered into the diary for awhile now. this is how i have been feeling since last entry, with a few attacks.
I have no energy to carry out daily tasks.

Above period: 1 Attacks over -41 days.

-- Period of remission (6 weeks, 0 days) --

Tuesday 30 August, 2011: 12:00pm - 03:00am


This came on from a shadow dragging out all day. Took 100mg imigran that worked well. still have not slept. but to be at pain level 2 is great should be able to sleep soon.

Monday 29 August, 2011: 01:00pm - 03:00pm


tried SUMATRIPTAN 100mg today, with O2. no good so far

Saturday 27 August, 2011: 02:00pm - 03:00pm


starting to fell like crap again.

Saturday 27 August, 2011: 04:00am - 05:00am


went to bed at 8pm no sleep until about 1am. woken again bu CH on left side tried new MAXALT 10mg and O2. not sure if MAXALT done anything as the CH lasted and hour. felt O.K. this morning.

Friday 26 August, 2011: 04:00am - 05:30am


what is going on. O2 is not my friend. I dont want the sun to come up today. I have not had this many attacks in a row. now i am scared.

Thursday 25 August, 2011: 08:30pm - 09:40pm


I have not had the pain hit so hard. i vomitted instantly. I dont usually get nauses. it left me so weak.

Thursday 25 August, 2011: 03:00pm - 06:00pm


here we go again, had to leave work and did think i was going to make it home.

Wednesday 24 August, 2011: 12:00pm - 12:00pm


Just new to entering in my diary. Level 3 is how things have been for the past 8 weeks. I was scared to go to bed when they were waking me up at 1am. Now i dont know what time they will come. Leave me alone.
Level 8 is insane, I was at hospital when it reached a 10. please not again.