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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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Jarm's CH attack diary

Jarm's Profile

Thursday 27 August, 2009: 1.00am - 4.30am

9

Had to use Imigran nasal last night, first time this cycle, followed by Tramadol 200 times 2, pain was too severe.


Tuesday 25 August, 2009: 11.00 pm - on and off till 5.30 a

10

Took Tramadol 200, now fear i will become immune to this, and it will no longer have any effect. Spent night on couch trying to sit up and sleep. Didn't seem to work though.


Monday 24 August, 2009: 12.30 am and 5.30 - 3.45 am and most o

9

Not geting any less severe. Still no Imigran. Took Tramadol 200, and sit it out. Morning attack lasted most of the day at work, took more Tramadol, and had oxygen at work, which helped


Sunday 23 August, 2009: 1.00 pm - 4.30 am

8

Not using Imigran, just aspro clear, and panadol, had no effect. Sat through the pain.


Saturday 22 August, 2009: 11.30 pm - 4.30 am

10

Using Cordilox 180sr on and off. Not using Imigran this time, as Cordilox is a blood pressure tablet. Taking Tramadol 200mg for pain, and that's it. Attacks are nocturnal, and lasting longer than usual, i'm not getting any sleep. Havn't had time off work like i have in the past. Attacks started exactly the same time as 2007. Best cause of action is high flow oxygen.


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