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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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stefwill's CH attack diary

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Thursday 10 September, 2009: 4:20 - 7:30


The Voltaren wore off...
Managed to ride through the 7 by having a long shower. Strange but I find that while it doesn't actually stop the pain it gives me something to do instead of attempting Trepanation. by 6'ish it had dropped down to 4 then by 7 it was down 3.
Now I just feel exhausted. Still going to work but just need to get my head into shape first.

Thursday 10 September, 2009: 12:30 - 2:30


Rough night.
Voltaren managed to knock it back down to a 3 so I could get to sleep.

Wednesday 09 September, 2009: 7:00 - 10:00


Tuesday 08 September, 2009: 6:25 - 16:00


Today sucked.
Could barely concentrate in the morning as the CH was up around 5-6 but it calmed down around 11am and settled into a steady 3.

Tuesday 08 September, 2009: 3:15 - 4:45


Took a VR and had a shower. Shower doesn't help but gives me something to do while the drugs kick in.

Monday 07 September, 2009: 7:05 - 21:00


Monday 07 September, 2009: 6:30 - 7:05


Took a Voltaren Rapid at 6:34

Sunday 06 September, 2009: 7:40 - 11:30


Sunday 06 September, 2009: 6:25 - 6:45


Voltaren Rapid at 6:27

Sunday 06 September, 2009: 20:18 - 21:30