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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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Slipper-A13F5B8B13's CH attack diary

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Monday 10 October, 2016: 03:30pm - 04:00pm


Jesus another one, This is the first time I have had this many so soon, Took 100mg Sumatriptan tab as have already had 2 sprays in 24 hours, The side effects could never be as bad as these dam beast attacks. Took 30 mins to go again. Have not had a cluster since Jan this year that lasted a month. My "normal" pattern has been one a day about 1.30 in the morning lasting for about 2 1/2 weeks.

Monday 10 October, 2016: 10:30am - 11:00am


Was at the vets and it just came on, took Immigran spray and it took 30 mins to go, Driving the car was a challenge

Monday 10 October, 2016: 01:30am - 02:00am


Was at work resting and had to get up for a wee and it started, Took immigran spray and it went away after 25 mins. so tempting to put the spray up the affected side but I learned long ago that it doesn't work well if the nare is blocked

Above period: 4 Attacks over 1 days.

-- Period of remission (101 weeks, 4 days) --

Thursday 06 November, 2014: 01:00am - 04:00am


first the shadow, thought it may have been postional as I was in bed reading, lay down and the realised an attack was coming, 50mg immagran never touched, it. Oxygen 15L via non rebreather mask, the pain was horrid so I was squeezing the bag and inhaling the oxygen as much as I could, over 14 mins the pain subsided so I went to lay down, it slowly came back again, in the end i fell asleep with exhaustion, I don't know how I drove home as the afterburn was really bad, I took 400mg nurofen for that and its still there but only a little now. Went to gp today and asked for immigran sprays as the tablets do not seem to be working now, the chmist is really goo and has organised for a all 5 repeats to be cahsed in as the sprays are no good to me sitting in a pharmacy, I need them at home. This is the same time as tyhe night before but I managed to abort that one. Last week they were 2/30 in the afternoon and seem to have been going on for weeks with the odd day off. I am conforted a bit that I will have the sprays to hand. I have asked for oxygen but I have to find out about it as he has never prescribed it before. Its the R) side of my head that is affected, they cloud my judgement which is a worry when I am at work and drving home afterwords