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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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Rusty's CH attack diary

Rusty's Profile

Thursday 21 July, 2016: 07:25pm - 08:25pm

4

I was walking with the dog and the kids when the attack happened I took Sumatriptan when I got home after 25 minutes.


Thursday 21 July, 2016: 01:05am - 01:25am

3

Shadows are regular now. Had one at 11pm then attack at 1.05am


Wednesday 13 July, 2016: 01:30am - 01:45am

1

I have had shadows for the last two weeks on the LH side. I had a cold in the last week of Term 2. I just finished school holidays. We moved to Avondale Heights. I have been very tired despite getting lots of sleep.


Above period: 4 Attacks over 9 days.

-- Period of remission (148 weeks, 0 days) --


Tuesday 10 September, 2013: 11:00pm - 11:25pm

4

Knocked out pretty quick with Rizo


Tuesday 03 September, 2013: 12:00pm - 12:30pm

3

Rizotriptan straight up


Monday 02 September, 2013: 12:10pm - 01:00am

4

40 mins on nurofin then back to bed but it started building up again so I took the rizatriptan


Sunday 01 September, 2013: 07:50am - 08:15am

1

Bad enough to wake me but that's all. Took Nurofin and had a coffee.


Friday 30 August, 2013: 07:00pm - 11:00pm

2

I had 3 beers after work on Friday. Sat on the couch and watched a movie but shadows nagged me for a couple of hours to the point that I tried the Anagraine


Thursday 29 August, 2013: 12:10pm - 12:40pm

3

12:10 am not PM. Not to bad nurophine


Thursday 29 August, 2013: 05:10am - 05:35am

4

Didn't last long. Nurophine


Wednesday 28 August, 2013: 12:55pm - 01:15am

4

Perhaps not a 4 but it woke me, came on quickly and subsided quickly . Got up had 2 panadol soluble . Lasted 20 mins.



Tuesday 27 August, 2013: 12:00pm - 12:00pm

1

Shadows all weekend and today. Was away with the band. Nothing bad


Thursday 22 August, 2013: 11:00pm - 11:35pm

3

Definitely a Cluster type headache . Enough to get out of bed for. Behind left eye. Pandol. Bit scared about going away this weekend. Gympie Muster.


Thursday 22 August, 2013: 01:00am - 12:00pm

2

Time not accurate because I'm writing retrospectively . Not bad and managed to go back to sleep.


Wednesday 21 August, 2013: 09:30pm - 10:00pm

1

Left eye. Could be ? Might not be. I remember the last cluster started out mild. Feeling a little better now.
Have been pretty tired after the production and then weekend away at Yeppoon with the band.


Above period: 12 Attacks over 14 days.

-- Period of remission (164 weeks, 7 days) --


Thursday 01 July, 2010: 4:00am - 4:30am

2

Crushed the Imagran up and then lay in one position and waited for it to kick in. J


Tuesday 29 June, 2010: 11:30pm - 12:00am

5

8 days pain free and then.... Happened while watching a late movie. Imagran. J


Sunday 20 June, 2010: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

5

Just before catching the plan home from Coolangatta. Panadole . J


Saturday 19 June, 2010: 7:45pm - 8:45pm

3

Got nurofen migrain strength in asap


Friday 18 June, 2010: 4pm - 4:45pm

4

Nurofen regular on the plane


Tuesday 15 June, 2010: 8:45pm - 9:30pm

3

Nothing


Tuesday 15 June, 2010: 7:45am - 8:10am

0

Nurofen (don't know why I bother)


Tuesday 15 June, 2010: 5:20am - 6:00am

4

panadol (the headache is over before the panadol kicks in)


Tuesday 15 June, 2010: 11:00pm - 11:35

4

Imigran


Monday 14 June, 2010: 6:00pm - 6:35pm

3

Imigran (I broke the table up)on emty tummy.


Thursday 10 June, 2010: 2:00am - 2:30am

0

Imigran (I crushed the tablet up)


Wednesday 09 June, 2010: 7:45pm - 8:35pm

6

Imigran


Wednesday 09 June, 2010: 11:00pm - 11:35pm

4

Imigran (I crushed the tablet up)


Tuesday 08 June, 2010: 7:45pm - 8:35pm

4

Nurofen


Tuesday 08 June, 2010: 5:45am - 6:15am

3

Panadol


Tuesday 08 June, 2010: 11:00 - 11:34

5

Panadol


Monday 07 June, 2010: 7:45pm - 8:30pm

4

Nurofen


Monday 07 June, 2010: 11:00pm - 11:30pm

5

Panadol


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