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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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Ariel1275's CH attack diary

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Wednesday 19 October, 2011: 04:30am - 02:00am


I am used to them now, i can sometimes feel when they are coming on but it leaves very little time to address them, They peak at around the 10 to 15 min mark which by then the pills kick in and then they are gone, i have been doing this since i have had them. I use Panadine Extra 15 plus. 15 miligrams of codein in each tablet, i take 3 tablets at first to tackle the massive pain, then i reapet the same dosage everytime they re occur until there done for the day, i get about 4 a day for a period of 3 weeks gradually toning down the peaks of pain and re ocurrances untill they are gone..till the next time. Panadine seams to work but i hate the nosious feeling from the attack and the pills. I noticed "with me" that they tend to come at changes of seasons ie: from spring to summer and summer to winter also when i am constantly worried about something or stressed for long periods of time.