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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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angry one's CH attack diary

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Friday 20 July, 2007: 3.30 -


am still in the office,pain settled down for a while after panedeine forte-cold compress and much moaning-groaning and head rubbing.pain at the moment is about a 5 stretching the neck to one side seems to help (could be wishful thinking on my part )i can feel it buiding up again.this is definately going to hurt

Friday 20 July, 2007: 10.30 -


this is my first diary entry as i just joined today after finding this,s good to know im not the only poor bastard that goes thru this shit
this attack started at 10.30 last night.i am doing my usual routine of taking panadiene forte -rubbing head as if that helps swearing at the world and generally being an obnoxius bastard,the fact that i am alone in my office at work makes it easier on those near and dear.
wont go to the redlands hospital if i can possibly help it as they treat you like your some kind of drugf**k,i even have a letter from my GP stating that i have Clusterf**ks and the treatment i usually get which is 100 mgs of pethadeine in a needle and something for nausea.being a publc hospital-training hospital-needle exchange hospital ,you may start to get some idea of what i go thru every single time i go there.f**k them.last time i had to go there i got a darkish kid young enough to be my son speaking canadian with a hindu accent,im rocking back and forth,rubbing my head,sobbing ,swearing,and this f**kwit thinks i,m trying to get drugs to get high on.witing this has not helped my CH at all but it takes my mind of it for awhile