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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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karl's CH attack diary

karl's Profile

Wednesday 28 October, 2009: 0745 -

2

Blind spot in right eye lasting 30 mins - mild ache followed


Above period: 2 Attacks over 1 days.

-- Period of remission (12 weeks, 0 days) --


Wednesday 05 August, 2009: 0215 - 0230

3

aborted by taking 1000mg paracetamol and 60mg codeine and hot compress applied with force to temple


Tuesday 04 August, 2009: 0045 - 0120

8


Monday 03 August, 2009: 0045 - 0115

6


Friday 31 July, 2009: 2210 - 2315

6

1000mg paracetamol and 20mg codeine


Thursday 30 July, 2009: 2200 - 2300

5


Thursday 30 July, 2009: 1230 - 1300

5


Monday 20 July, 2009: 2145 - 2150

3

aborted by O2 treatment while in hospital following angina attack


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