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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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REDhoax's CH attack diary

REDhoax's Profile

Sunday 17 July, 2016: 06:30am - 12:25pm

3

Woke up with it. Tried 400mg ibuprofen hoping it wasn't twinges, and x4 sprays intranasal lignocaine. its only just beginning to dissipate now. left sided congestion and light sensitivity.


Above period: 2 Attacks over 1 days.

-- Period of remission (24 weeks, 4 days) --


Wednesday 03 February, 2016: 07:00am - 07:25am

3


Above period: 1 Attacks over -382 days.

-- Period of remission (55 weeks, 5 days) --


Friday 16 January, 2015: 02:00pm - 02:30pm

4


Friday 16 January, 2015: 09:50am - 10:10am

3


Friday 16 January, 2015: 06:00am - 09:45am

2


Above period: 3 Attacks over 1 days.

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


Saturday 06 December, 2014: 05:35pm - 05:40pm

5

ice pack direct to L eye + temple


Saturday 06 December, 2014: 05:20pm - 05:30pm

7


Saturday 06 December, 2014: 02:30pm - 05:15pm

6

x1 subcut sumatriptan with intranasal lignocaine as a chaser. no resolve yet.


Saturday 06 December, 2014: 09:30am - 12:00pm

3

intranasal lignocaine


Above period: 4 Attacks over 1 days.

-- Period of remission (5 weeks, 5 days) --


Monday 03 November, 2014: 02:00pm - 03:00pm

6


Monday 03 November, 2014: 07:00am - 02:00am

4


Above period: 2 Attacks over 1 days.

-- Period of remission (17 weeks, 7 days) --


Monday 07 July, 2014: 08:50am - 09:05am

2


Monday 07 July, 2014: 08:00am - 08:50am

4


Monday 07 July, 2014: 07:00am - 08:00am

5

administered x2 intranasal lignocaine to LHS at 7.15am
administered x1 subcut sumatriptan 8.00am


Monday 07 July, 2014: 06:00am - 07:00am

5


Above period: 4 Attacks over 1 days.

-- Period of remission (4 weeks, 2 days) --


Saturday 07 June, 2014: 06:00am - 09:30am

3


Above period: 1 Attacks over -41 days.

-- Period of remission (6 weeks, 7 days) --


Saturday 26 April, 2014: 07:00am - 03:00am

5

Imigran inj


Above period: 1 Attacks over -39 days.

-- Period of remission (6 weeks, 5 days) --


Monday 17 March, 2014: 09:00am - 02:00am

4

on and off all day.
Went for the lignocaine again around 12.30 :(


Monday 17 March, 2014: 09:00am - 02:00am

4

on and off all day.
Went for the lignocaine again around 12.30 :(


Monday 17 March, 2014: 09:00am - 02:00am

4

on and off all day.
Went for the lignocaine again around 12.30 :(


Monday 17 March, 2014: 07:55am - 08:10am

4


Monday 17 March, 2014: 07:55am - 08:10am

4


Monday 17 March, 2014: 07:25am - 07:45am

3


Monday 17 March, 2014: 07:00am - 07:20am

3


Sunday 16 March, 2014: 07:00am - 10:00am

3

x2 intranasal xylocaine 10% ipsilateral to headache


Above period: 8 Attacks over 2 days.

-- Period of remission (17 weeks, 1 days) --


Saturday 16 November, 2013: 08:45am - 09:20am

2

Dropped a little but still shit


Saturday 16 November, 2013: 07:30am - 08:45am

5

Imigran injection


Above period: 2 Attacks over 1 days.

-- Period of remission (23 weeks, 3 days) --


Wednesday 05 June, 2013: 09:50am - 10:15am

3

Jaw pain, imigran barely keeping pain at bay


Wednesday 05 June, 2013: 08:00am - 08:40am

5

Left sided congestion. Imigran nasal spray 20mg took edge off for a while


Above period: 2 Attacks over 1 days.

-- Period of remission (44 weeks, 6 days) --


Thursday 02 August, 2012: 09:00am - 11:15am

3

I was enjoying that period of remission :(

x1 sumatriptan nasal spray; it's taken the edge off.. we're at a 1.5 now :\


Above period: 1 Attacks over -60 days.

-- Period of remission (9 weeks, 5 days) --


Saturday 02 June, 2012: 10:30am - 11:40am

3


Saturday 02 June, 2012: 07:00am - 10:00am

1

Forgot my verapamil last night :(


Above period: 2 Attacks over 1 days.

-- Period of remission (3 weeks, 2 days) --


Wednesday 09 May, 2012: 09:00pm - 07:30pm

3


Wednesday 09 May, 2012: 11:30am - 12:10pm

5


Wednesday 09 May, 2012: 08:15am - 08:35am

4


Tuesday 08 May, 2012: 07:30pm - 08:10pm

4

post-ch headache/hangover :(


Tuesday 08 May, 2012: 06:30pm - 07:05pm

5


Tuesday 08 May, 2012: 06:00pm - 06:30pm

6

Finally broke down and cried. It just keeps coming and going


Tuesday 08 May, 2012: 02:40pm - 04:00pm

7


Tuesday 08 May, 2012: 01:00pm - 02:30pm

5

Its like being on a merry-go-round; minus the merry


Tuesday 08 May, 2012: 12:20pm - 12:00pm

5

About 5.5... Have only been able to breathe through the ledt nostril for the last hour and a half +-

Working in a hospital wondering if I should try and find someone to help me. Took a zomig at 8.30am, did shitall.


Tuesday 08 May, 2012: 10:00am - 12:20pm

7

One late verapamil, and this is my retribution


Tuesday 08 May, 2012: 08:15am - 08:30am

4


Tuesday 08 May, 2012: 08:00am - 09:30am

4


Tuesday 08 May, 2012: 06:30am - 07:55am

3


Thursday 26 April, 2012: 07:00pm - 09:00pm

1


Monday 09 April, 2012: 07:00am - 07:40am

4

Backing off now, can't breathe out of left nostril


Sunday 08 April, 2012: 09:30am - 04:00am

1

On/off


Sunday 08 April, 2012: 09:00am - 09:10am

4

Come on its Easter!! :( and I have to work today.. My stepson kept waking up last night, so disrupted sleep = problematic


Sunday 08 April, 2012: 07:00am - 07:20am

3

left nostril stuffy can't breathe hate being woken up like this


Sunday 08 April, 2012: 06:00am - 07:00am

4

taken a relpax


Monday 02 April, 2012: 12:00pm - 12:00pm

0

DST has set in, verapamil seems to be going well :)


Friday 30 March, 2012: 02:40pm - 03:15pm

1

About 1.5 a little worried it could escalate... verapamil 160mg SR seems to be holding its own for now, incredible reduction in level of pain


Thursday 29 March, 2012: 12:00pm - 12:50pm

2

It's like a ghost, wailing in my head. Goddammit it's a long day today as well..


Wednesday 28 March, 2012: 04:40pm - 05:00pm

1

phew


Wednesday 28 March, 2012: 03:40pm - 04:00pm

4

If this escalates tonight, no uni no study- trip to fire station


Wednesday 28 March, 2012: 02:40pm - 03:30pm

3

Jaw is now starting to ache.


Wednesday 28 March, 2012: 02:15pm - 02:30pm

2


Tuesday 27 March, 2012: 01:30pm - 03:25pm

1

1.5

I'm afraid I'll enrage it and it will get worse again...


Tuesday 27 March, 2012: 12:40pm - 01:25pm

4


Tuesday 27 March, 2012: 12:00pm - 12:40pm

3


Saturday 24 March, 2012: 05:00pm - 06:00pm

1


Friday 23 March, 2012: 07:00am - 08:00am

1

slept in.


Sunday 18 March, 2012: 08:00am - 10:00am

3

Took 40mg eletriptan, seemed to stave it off for now + verapamil SR


Thursday 15 March, 2012: 10:50pm - 11:30pm

2


Thursday 15 March, 2012: 10:00am - 11:00am

2

mid-morning nap, serves me right


Sunday 11 March, 2012: 12:00pm - 06:40am

0

Started verapamil 160mg SR at night two nights ago; feeling good so far..


Friday 09 March, 2012: 05:15pm - 07:00pm

1


Friday 09 March, 2012: 12:00pm - 02:00am

0

Not a trace of cloud in the sky or a shadow in my head :)


Thursday 08 March, 2012: 07:30pm - 12:00pm

0

Sore and exhausted, feels like my brain has been bashed against the side of my skull repeatedly.


Thursday 08 March, 2012: 05:00pm - 05:50pm

2


Thursday 08 March, 2012: 04:30pm - 05:00pm

2


Thursday 08 March, 2012: 04:25pm - 04:30pm

1


Thursday 08 March, 2012: 04:00pm - 04:20pm

7


Thursday 08 March, 2012: 02:40pm - 04:00pm

3


Thursday 08 March, 2012: 02:25pm - 02:40pm

7


Thursday 08 March, 2012: 01:00pm - 02:10pm

5


Thursday 08 March, 2012: 12:00pm - 01:00pm

4

Zomig has done nothing.


Thursday 08 March, 2012: 09:00am - 10:00am

3

No zolmitriptan- it doesn't work, so my specialist said not to take it because of SSRIs and potential for serotonin syndrome.

Making study of neural anatomy difficult.


Thursday 08 March, 2012: 07:00am - 08:30am

2


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