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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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danielle's CH attack diary

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Sunday 30 December, 2007: - - -


finally relief
after only eight days of ch i'm
in remission, they broke the cycle
i started suffering from ch's when
i was thirteen years old and i am
currently turning fifteen tomorrow,
my first attack was the worst i had
no idea what was happening. They lasted
six weeks. After going into remission
for fourteen months they returned and
i was hospitalized for three days
i was dehyrtated and in so much
agony - they broke the cycle by
giving me morphine every hour
and so far i've gone almost three
days without one ch.
it's amazing really