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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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roxy's CH attack diary

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Tuesday 18 December, 2007: 9.00pm - 1.00am


Severe cluster headache which lasted for hours took mersondyl
forte.Did not help much..used
an icepak which soothed it a little .Thought it would never
end left me sore for hours the next day

Saturday 15 December, 2007: 8.00pm - 9.30pm


Took 1 digesic which did not help
Panin was very intense and spread around th eye.Eased slightly around 9.30 pm but it felt like
I was being stretched around the temple for hours