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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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Grant's CH attack diary

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Thursday 18 February, 2016: 12:45am - 01:45am


Fair bit of pain, took naramig. Once again did keep pain at a minimum. Eye & temple throbbed abit

Wednesday 17 February, 2016: 01:00pm - 02:40pm


Quite bad, tried new triptan naramig 2.5mg not as effective as imigran but did keep pain level at a minimum.

Wednesday 17 February, 2016: 03:00am - 04:00am


Pretty bad, took imigran after waking in pain.

Tuesday 16 February, 2016: 05:00pm - 06:30pm


Pretty bad, took imigran

Tuesday 16 February, 2016: 07:00am - 08:00am


My headaches have become erratic hitting at strange times not making any sense, right eye an temple was still tender from last nights doozy. Made this one nearly unbearable, was like there was a blockage swelling dramatically. Took imigran tablet sometime through as I was woken in pain, has completely gone still alittle tender.

Tuesday 16 February, 2016: 05:00am - 06:00am


Pretty bad, took imigran

Monday 15 February, 2016: 05:00pm - 07:25pm


Completely smashed with pain, took 1 imigran tablet and 2 strong pain killers. Eye watering like crazy, heaps of snot. Body and head sweated profusely. Still feeling rocked hard, feel as though a bus just ran over my head, backed back over and ran over again and again and again, worst one since having nerve block so obviously numbing the pain with that be prepared for the beast that comes to visit coz he ain't taking no prisoners. Feel the pain

Monday 15 February, 2016: 03:00am - 04:00am


Pain in eye an temple

Sunday 14 February, 2016: 06:00am - 09:00am


Major pain in eye and temple, took 2 strong pain killers did nothing. Nearly went to hospital from fear of nerve block having adverse reaction but rode it out. Obviously the block is wearing off dramatically and headaches becoming fiercer and fiercer. Did not use sumatriptan as only have one left

Sunday 14 February, 2016: 03:00am - 04:00am


Throbbing pain in eye. Lots of water, strong pain killer taken. No relief

Saturday 13 February, 2016: 03:50pm - 05:00pm


eye watering and tension around region, temple throbbing. no abortive medication taken, lots of water an pain killer

Saturday 13 February, 2016: 03:00am - 04:00am


Seems to be usual time for cluster now, throbbing pain in eye and temple. Lots of water and strong pain killer taken.

Friday 12 February, 2016: 09:30pm - 10:40pm


starting my CH diary day after greater occipital nerve block, clusters are back not bad but are prominent. swelling in neck very tender unsure if reaction from nerve block. eye watering and tension around region aswell as temple. no abortive medication taken, lots of water. usual preventative method taken at 7:00pm which is 1x 240mg verapamil and 1x 75mg lyrica.