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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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AndrewRae's CH attack diary

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Monday 06 August, 2012: 11:15pm - 12:00pm


About half an hour after falling asleep the ch hits, pretty intense and the maxalt tablet I take dosent make any difference, exhausted again this morning.

Saturday 04 August, 2012: 11:00pm - 11:15pm


Fell asleep on the sofa, woke up as usual with a ch, took a maxalt tablet straight away and it was lights out in 15 mins, first time these tablets have worked for me

Saturday 04 August, 2012: 11:00am - 12:00pm


Just finishing my test paper when it hits again, feel like vomiting at least the exam is nearly over

Saturday 04 August, 2012: 08:00am - 09:00am


Had a good night with no ch, had an exam this morning and it hit me as soon as I got my test paper, not good timing

Thursday 02 August, 2012: 11:00pm - 12:00pm


Worst headache yet, ended up in the shower sitting under the hot tap for 45 minutes.
New pill given by the doctor did not work.

Wednesday 01 August, 2012: 11:00pm - 11:30pm


Wednesday 01 August, 2012: 07:00pm - 09:00pm