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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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brodiec's CH attack diary

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Monday 08 October, 2012: 06:00am - 06:50am


Nup no going in the grrrn just a slow day green. Why do these have to start at 6am right when I start work. 3x ibuprofin 1x tramadol

Sunday 07 October, 2012: 05:50pm - 06:25pm



Sunday 07 October, 2012: 07:00am - 12:00pm


at work... again its painful but i can manage trying to limit my pain killer intake cause dont want to end up like Dr. house! good news i got a OK nights sleep due to no extreme head aches last night just enough to make me uncomfertable. maybe im going into remision? it has been about 2 months now. but hey whos counting.

Saturday 06 October, 2012: 10:00pm - 11:00pm


had a bit of a bad one tonight. pain killers didnt work. didnt want to take tramadol again cause i always feel so drowsy on them and all my reasearch is showing they dont work for me. intensity of the headache isnt as bad as usual though.

Saturday 06 October, 2012: 12:50pm - 02:30pm


i can feel one comming on now, the shaddows have been there for about 5 minutes not and its starting to get the uncomfertable. i only have one hour left of my shift so i hope its only a mild attack. time will tell. 2x ibuprofin to try and nip it in the butt!

Saturday 06 October, 2012: 05:20am - 06:30am


head feels like it will explode.but supprisingly manageable 2x ibuprofin.

Friday 05 October, 2012: 11:00pm - 01:30pm


very rapid onset 2 minutes. no sleep for me 3x ibuprofin 2x tramadol (slight relief still not able to sleep) so took 2x panadol.

Friday 05 October, 2012: 04:00pm - 06:00pm


pain is quite strong 2x ibuprofin. lying on the couch in the dark. trying to avoid stimulation due to pain.

Friday 05 October, 2012: 06:10am - 07:40am


starting work. mostly anoying discomfert. 2x ibuprofin took care of it.

Thursday 04 October, 2012: 01:00am - 02:30am


difficulty sleeping, large amount of discomfert. took 3x ibeprofin.

Wednesday 03 October, 2012: 05:00pm - 06:30pm


this one wasnt too bad due to still being doesed up from my injection the night before when i was addmited to the after hours surgery and finaly officialy "diagnosed" with cluster headaches.

Tuesday 02 October, 2012: 11:40pm - 02:00pm


feel like im about to explode..... so much pressure in my head it feels like my ear is about to turn inside out. feel like someone has a ballon in the right side of my head forcing my eye and ear as well as cheek and top draw to explode, feel like i want to drill a hole in my head to re-leave the pressure.

Tuesday 02 October, 2012: 02:00pm - 04:00pm


woke up after my grave yard shift to agonising pain again, lasted about 2 hours this time, my amazing girlfriend is ultra supportive and kept me hydrated and cool while I rolled around the bed in pain.

Tuesday 02 October, 2012: 03:15am - 04:50am


first head ache since i started keeping this diary. had one at about 1800 yesterday also. havent had one in a couple of weeks, but was daily for 3 weeks prior. this time im at work. started hitting my head against my desk due to the pain. refussing to take ibeprofen anymore due to over use last period of attacks. even then it only took the edge off. discovered tonight that im not the only one with these syptoms through this site.... its such a relief.