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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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Tezmo's CH attack diary

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Thursday 30 July, 2015: 06:00am - 12:00pm


Back again, called ambulance again, had subsided just as they arrived but they gave him oxygen anyway, stayed for about an hour took all details.

Thursday 30 July, 2015: 02:00am - 03:00am


They've begun, tried aspirin and neurofin again but didn't work, didn't have any oxygen, called ambulance, they came, administered oxygen, Steve went to RAH with them, they discharged saying was no more they could do, got home about 5am

Wednesday 29 July, 2015: 10:00am - 10:30am


Woke up with headache, seemed like a ch but after neurofin and aspirin was gone, thought it might be the start.