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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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chriso177's CH attack diary

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Friday 07 March, 2014: 12:05pm - 01:15am

4


Thursday 06 March, 2014: 08:30pm - 09:30pm

3


Thursday 06 March, 2014: 02:00am - 02:45am

2


Wednesday 05 March, 2014: 10:30pm - 11:15pm

2

getting woken up by smaller less painfull headaches now using aspro clear and cold packs to move them on ,not having to have hot or cold showers to clear them ,no imigran sprays for 3 days still using the odd ibuprofen for the stiffness in my neck and dull headaches during the day


Tuesday 04 March, 2014: 11:00pm - 11:40pm

3


Tuesday 04 March, 2014: 11:45am - 01:30am

3


Monday 03 March, 2014: 09:00pm - 10:00pm

4


Sunday 02 March, 2014: 04:25pm - 05:45pm

4


Saturday 01 March, 2014: 11:50pm - 12:20pm

3


Saturday 01 March, 2014: 04:00pm - 05:00pm

6


Saturday 01 March, 2014: 03:00am - 04:00am

4


Friday 28 February, 2014: 04:00pm - 05:00pm

4


Thursday 27 February, 2014: 01:30pm - 02:30pm

5

new experience headache started started on decent on landing back in Brisbane,maybe kicked off by the pressures changes


Sunday 23 February, 2014: 03:00pm - 04:00pm

4


Saturday 22 February, 2014: 08:00pm - 08:55pm

4


Saturday 22 February, 2014: 12:15pm - 01:30am

6

not sure if its a new headache or the remains of the last but its starting to get away on me using another imagran shot


Friday 21 February, 2014: 08:30pm - 10:00pm

8

same as previous attack no real warnings or twinge until a few mins before,then im down 2 hrs after it starts im left with a severe throbijng right sided head which wont let me lay down and rest,im stuffed worn out tired,used the usual abortive meds but it almost felt like it had no chance of stopping it


Thursday 20 February, 2014: 11:40pm - 12:25pm

4

not sure what to make thease headaces it feels like I can deal with this current 1 with no meds and just use cold water n ice packs


Tuesday 18 February, 2014: 07:25pm - 08:40pm

8

no warning no attacks or hints of headache all day then after dinner a slight tingle turned into a full blown attack in less than 15 min, dinner was the same as night before no different imagran spray , red bull can , cold pack , cold running water for treatment,patchy memory of time during attack ,cant really remember anything my partner was saying to me


Monday 17 February, 2014: 08:00pm - 09:30pm

4

another out of the blue attack used cold water ,ingrain spray and red bull to sort it out lasted an hour n a half 2nd 1 today


Monday 17 February, 2014: 01:00pm - 02:30pm

4

treated with imagran spray,cold packs


Sunday 16 February, 2014: 01:20am - 02:30am

4

woken up with head aches eventually used another imagran spray with a cold pack with cold running water


Saturday 15 February, 2014: 04:00pm - 06:00pm

6

working around the house and cut my hand , no reason why but it triggered a ch had to have a imagran spray ,cut required stitches hospital staff hopeless


Wednesday 12 February, 2014: 09:30am - 12:00pm

4


Tuesday 11 February, 2014: 08:40am - 10:30am

5


Monday 10 February, 2014: 05:00pm - 06:00pm

6

used imagran spray plus cold running water and for the fist time had a 250ml can of red bull all new treatment method apart from the imagran one of the best results so far


Saturday 08 February, 2014: 11:45am - 01:00am

7

none chemist had ran out of stock , kept my script till next day


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