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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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dev1980's CH attack diary

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Saturday 24 September, 2011: 02:30am - 03:30am


woke me up and required ice and to be upright outta bed.

Friday 23 September, 2011: 05:00pm - 05:40pm


last 3 days of shadows but apart from this nothing since i busted with shrooms a week ago

Thursday 15 September, 2011: 12:00pm - 12:00pm


i must add that for 4 days i have had shadows that have been controlled by energy drinks. my early am wakeup is always the worry.

Thursday 15 September, 2011: 01:00am - 01:40am


woke me up. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. The beast is back. This is not what i need. Im busting on the shrooms tonight. fingers crossed. it gave me 4 weks of freedom last time.

Above period: 5 Attacks over 10 days.

-- Period of remission (4 weeks, 7 days) --

Thursday 18 August, 2011: 12:00pm - 02:30pm


I hope this is not the beginning but my god it felt like CH.