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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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Doug's CH attack diary

Doug's Profile

Thursday 25 October, 2012: 01:40am - 03:00am

5

This will be my last log. My Neuro has requested I no longer log my headaches, feeling that they have become too much of a focus and that he will see me again in January to get an overall sense as to whether I 'feel' there has been an improvement. Coming off the cordilox but staying on the Epilim, Largactyl, Nexium, Phenergan, Avanza, Pristiq and Naprosyn.


Tuesday 23 October, 2012: 09:00pm - 11:00pm

4

Went to bed with an ice pack on my head: LHS


Tuesday 23 October, 2012: 12:05pm - 05:20pm

5

LHS - this is the same attack as this morning but can't log an episode starting in the am and ending in the pm... hence the 10 minute gap. Took Maxalt, used ice packs and had a shower. Logging this at 9:30pm - and still sitting at about a 2, but it has swapped to my RHS.


Tuesday 23 October, 2012: 11:30am - 11:55am

3

LHS. Went to get more Maxalt


Monday 22 October, 2012: 08:00pm - 11:15pm

7

LHS. Just kept getting worse. More ice packs, took my medications, had another shower and went to bed with an ice pack once it got down to about a 4.


Monday 22 October, 2012: 12:05pm - 08:00pm

6

Swapped about noon to my LHS. Constant pain all day. Would dull to a 3 or so and spike at 5 or 6 for about 30 minutes at a time. Ended up trying panadeine extra that did absolutely nothing. Nothing. It's just on 8pm now as I log this and it's about a six. Its all over my left hand side spiking and throbbing mixing with piercing. Grrr.


Monday 22 October, 2012: 06:15am - 11:55am

5

RHS. The pain kept coming and going. Peaking at a 5 for about 20 minutes then dulling to a 2 or a 3 for an hour or so and straight back up. All morning and all day.


Sunday 21 October, 2012: 08:00pm - 10:30pm

5

LHS. Ice packs and a shower


Saturday 20 October, 2012: 08:00pm - 09:50pm

5

LHS again. Ice packs - shower - medication.


Friday 19 October, 2012: 07:55pm - 10:20pm

4

LHS.


Tuesday 16 October, 2012: 08:00pm - 09:40pm

7

LHS. Getting bad again.


Tuesday 16 October, 2012: 10:00am - 11:40am

3

RHS. Used ice pack only.


Tuesday 16 October, 2012: 01:40am - 03:15am

4

RHS - woke me up. Got a new ice pack. Had a shower. Managed to fall back asleep while the pain was diminishing.


Monday 15 October, 2012: 08:30pm - 10:50pm

5

RHS pains. Ice pack only.


Monday 15 October, 2012: 01:30pm - 04:00pm

5

Strange and different. Pain radiating both sides from the base of my skull and up over to the top of my head.


Sunday 14 October, 2012: 08:00am - 10:30am

6

LHS. Again... ended up taking Maxalt, Panadeine Extra, Panadol Extra and a shower.


Saturday 13 October, 2012: 06:30pm - 10:00pm

6

RHS. Ice packs shower medications.


Saturday 13 October, 2012: 07:50am - 08:00am

4

LHS. Shower, daily prescription.


Friday 12 October, 2012: 12:05pm - 07:00pm

6

LHS. Ended up trying panadeine, ibuprofen and ended with a Maxalt. It was just relentless. Ice packs and showers, just could not function at all. Wasted day.


Friday 12 October, 2012: 07:00am - 11:55am

6

Woke me up. This headache lasted ALL day. LHS.


Thursday 11 October, 2012: 06:30pm - 09:15pm

6

Pounding, throbbing pain on my LHS. This is a lot to handle - thinking a week in hospital might have worked. While in hospital I was on 4 hours of IV DHE and 4 hours of hydroxyprednisolone per day then 3 injections of toradol per day. Plus assorted pills. Now I'm on Nexium, Epilim, Cordilox, Avanza, Largactil, Naprosyn and Pristiq.... But still I get a bloody headache. I've avoided TV all day - tried walking around but I'm so drugged and dopey its just hard.


Thursday 11 October, 2012: 07:00am - 10:40am

3

Forehead - woke up with it. Felt the same as the one I fell asleep with but did disappear once I was up and around.


Wednesday 10 October, 2012: 09:30pm - 11:00pm

4

I've been released from hospital and didn't log much while I was there. Was released on Monday and have had a couple of very minor headaches since then... But last night I got a different headache - forehead between my eyes.


Thursday 04 October, 2012: 04:30am - 06:00am

4

RHS. Woke me up


Wednesday 03 October, 2012: 10:15am - 11:10am

4

RHS.


Wednesday 03 October, 2012: 08:00am - 09:00am

2

RHS


Tuesday 02 October, 2012: 02:40pm - 03:50pm

6

RHS. Ice packs.


Tuesday 02 October, 2012: 09:00am - 11:30am

3

RHS.


Tuesday 02 October, 2012: 05:00am - 08:00am

6

RHS. On presnisolone drip 250mg 4x/day and dihydraergotamine drip 2x/day... 8 hours of IV per day.


Monday 01 October, 2012: 12:40pm - 02:00pm

3

RHS.


Monday 01 October, 2012: 10:00am - 10:50am

2

LHS.


Sunday 30 September, 2012: 03:10pm - 05:30pm

6

LHS. panadeine extra to dull the pain. Ice pack and shower.


Sunday 30 September, 2012: 12:30pm - 02:00pm

4

RHS. Tried going out and it started to get bad. Had to come home. Ice pack and Maxalt.


Sunday 30 September, 2012: 08:30am - 11:55am

3

Shadows coming and going. Short flashes swapping sides.


Saturday 29 September, 2012: 08:10am - 09:15am

2

LHS. Some neck tension and nerves about this escalating. I hope I have a relatively pain three day. It is starting to feel like pain is inevitable.


Friday 28 September, 2012: 10:00pm - 11:40pm

2

LHS.


Friday 28 September, 2012: 08:15am - 10:00am

7

LHS - sahdows started to escalate. Took maxalt and that hardly did a thing. Almost ran to the chemist, bought Panadeine extra, took two. Took the edge off after about 20 minutes. This has to stop.


Friday 28 September, 2012: 06:00am - 08:00am

5

LHS - woke me up... just on 8am now and it is still lingering as shadows.


Thursday 27 September, 2012: 10:00pm - 10:40pm

4

LHS.


Thursday 27 September, 2012: 01:30pm - 02:50pm

4

RHS. Swapped sides. So tiring.


Thursday 27 September, 2012: 12:15pm - 01:05pm

3

LHS. Just shadows.


Wednesday 26 September, 2012: 10:30pm - 11:55pm

3

LHS. Ice packs.


Wednesday 26 September, 2012: 06:00pm - 07:30pm

6

LHS. Started to get really bad. Tried ice pack which did nothing, took a Maxalt and had a shower.


Wednesday 26 September, 2012: 02:25pm - 05:15pm

4

LHS. Ice pack and shower. Started off slow and really started to escalate - shower helped. It's now 6pm and its coming back. Grrr


Wednesday 26 September, 2012: 02:25pm - 05:15pm

4

LHS. Ice pack and shower. Started off slow and really started to escalate - shower helped. It's now 6pm and its coming back. Grrr


Wednesday 26 September, 2012: 12:05pm - 12:50pm

3

LHS.


Wednesday 26 September, 2012: 09:15am - 10:05am

3

RHS.


Wednesday 26 September, 2012: 06:15am - 06:55am

4

LHS. Woke me up. Ice pack.


Wednesday 26 September, 2012: 01:00am - 03:10am

4

LHS. Can't sleep. This ones making me crazy.


Monday 24 September, 2012: 11:15pm - 11:55pm

3

RHS shadows and twinges.


Monday 24 September, 2012: 02:30pm - 04:30pm

6

RHS. Non stop today. Took another Maxalt and panadol extra. Shower. Ice pack. Pacing. It's like a last flurry of relentless pain before going into hospital.


Monday 24 September, 2012: 12:05pm - 01:20pm

5

RHS. Back to back since just after 5am. Took Maxalt and it worked for awhile. Started to go away after about 15 minutes and now it's 1:30 and it's coming back.


Monday 24 September, 2012: 08:00am - 09:20am

4

RHS.


Monday 24 September, 2012: 05:15am - 07:10am

6

RHS. Panadeine extra. Run out of Maxalt over the weekend.


Sunday 23 September, 2012: 06:30pm - 09:35pm

6

RHS. Going on so long. Ice packs, shower, bath - relentless throbbing and piercing pains.


Sunday 23 September, 2012: 03:00pm - 04:25pm

5

RHS. Ice packs. Getting so tired of this. Going into hospital is a week for treatment to try and stop this. I really don't know whether to be hopeful. This is such a weight on my life.


Sunday 23 September, 2012: 06:40am - 07:25am

3

RHS. Woke me up. Shower and ice.


Saturday 22 September, 2012: 01:00pm - 02:10pm

4

RHS. Panadol extra.


Saturday 22 September, 2012: 10:15am - 11:30am

4

LHS. Maxalt and panadol extra. Had gone down to friends farm and just came on like a flash while walking though the property.


Friday 21 September, 2012: 09:20am - 10:30am

3

RHS. Ended up disappearing without any additional medication.


Friday 21 September, 2012: 07:00am - 09:10am

4

LHS. Woke up to my alarm and noticed immediately I had one coming on. Tried to ride it out but by 8:30 could tell I needed to take something. Took Maxalt. It's now 9:20, and I'm getting shadows on my RHS.


Tuesday 18 September, 2012: 11:00pm - 11:55pm

5

RHS. Finally felt like I could sleep and the moment I lay down. This hits.


Tuesday 18 September, 2012: 09:20am - 10:05am

4

RHS. Swapped sides. I don't understand what's going on. Repeated short attacks. Has me worried about what this day will bring. Feeling a bit of dread and anxiety.


Tuesday 18 September, 2012: 08:10am - 08:35am

4

LHS. Again... Grrr. Just a tease - short sharp pain behind my left eye and just disappeared.


Tuesday 18 September, 2012: 07:30am - 07:50am

4

LHS. Short and sharp.


Monday 17 September, 2012: 03:10pm - 04:15pm

3

LHS.


Monday 17 September, 2012: 10:20am - 11:50am

5

LHS. Maxalt. Panadol extra.


Sunday 16 September, 2012: 09:40pm - 11:00pm

7

LHS. Another Maxalt. Shower. Tension headache gone after a few hours. Lots of showers, ice packs. All day written off.


Sunday 16 September, 2012: 02:40pm - 03:55pm

7

Horrible. RHS. Plus tension headache. Right side piercing pains plus ache at base of skull above back of neck. Maxalt. Panadol extra. Ice pack. Shower.


Sunday 16 September, 2012: 12:40pm - 02:00pm

5

RHS. Exhausting. Starting to get tension type headache. Neck getting stiff. Started off as typical CH, but frustration is giving me tension headache on top of it all. Frustrating.


Sunday 16 September, 2012: 08:40am - 09:30am

4

RHS. Maxalt.


Saturday 15 September, 2012: 07:20pm - 08:30pm

5

RHS. Started to get bad. Took a Maxalt and did some stretching - massaging tension points. Disappeared 100% about 20 minutes after talking Maxalt.


Saturday 15 September, 2012: 03:10pm - 05:00pm

2

RHS. Still able to function. No meds.


Friday 14 September, 2012: 08:00am - 08:40am

3

RHS - swapped sides almost as soon as the last CH disappeared. Fortunately it didn't excalate too badly. it is now just past 9am and shadows are still lingering... about a 2... which barely seems worth recording given my severity lately.


Friday 14 September, 2012: 06:00am - 07:40am

7

LHS. Woke up to a searing pain behind my left eye. Took Maxalt and panadol extra and jumped in the shower. Got out and applied ice packs - sat rocking with ice on my eye. This is just so frustrating.


Thursday 13 September, 2012: 06:30pm - 08:15pm

6

RHS. It's back. Maxalt. Ice packs. Shower.


Thursday 13 September, 2012: 01:30pm - 02:00pm

3

Nooo. Grr. RHS shadows getting constant. Not again. Please. This is so physically and emotionally exhausting. Shadows started like a bolt of lightening.


Thursday 13 September, 2012: 03:40am - 05:20am

5

Lhs. Finally almost all gone. Valium did nothing. I'm so tired. Ice pack is ready and going to sleep. So far I've had 5 hours sleep in the last two nights and hopefully ch's stay away long enough for me to sleep long. Cat has been freaking out - can sense I'm frustrated but has finally curled up with me. Must mean its time to let go and sleep.


Thursday 13 September, 2012: 01:30am - 03:15am

6

Just can't sleep. LHS. This is soo aggravating. I can't take more Maxalt. Hot bath the ice pack. Going to try and sleep now - trying Valium.


Wednesday 12 September, 2012: 10:00pm - 11:40pm

7

Lhs. More showers and panadol extra, ice packs on rotation. This is exhausting.


Wednesday 12 September, 2012: 07:00pm - 08:15pm

9

LHS. Came back fast and hard. Horrible excruciating pain behind my left eye and LHS of my head. More Maxalt and ice packs. Shower... Can't sit still, pacing, rocking, driving pain. Can't focus on anything but the pain. Grrr.


Wednesday 12 September, 2012: 02:30pm - 05:00pm

8

LHS. Came on very fast. Ran home and took Maxalt, had a long shower and sat up rocking with an ice pack on my eye/temple. Really awful.


Sunday 09 September, 2012: 03:30am - 04:40am

5

Woke me up. Has shifted to my LHS.


Saturday 08 September, 2012: 02:00pm - 11:00pm

6

Back to back - cant even count how many I've had today. Showers, bath, I've packs. All RHS - relentless pain today. It's completely exhausting. Waste of yet another day.


Thursday 06 September, 2012: 10:00pm - 11:50pm

6

RHS - ice packs.


Wednesday 05 September, 2012: 10:00am - 10:35am

5

RHS - shower and ice packs.


Wednesday 05 September, 2012: 04:20am - 06:35am

8

Woke me up. Maxalt shower ice packs rocking. Terrible way to wake


Tuesday 04 September, 2012: 09:50pm - 10:55pm

5

RHS


Tuesday 04 September, 2012: 06:40am - 07:50am

3

Not too bad... in comparison. Feeling some dread and anxiety over getting another bad one.


Monday 03 September, 2012: 12:40pm - 03:15pm

6

Shifted again to RHS.


Monday 03 September, 2012: 10:40am - 11:50am

6

LHS


Monday 03 September, 2012: 06:40am - 09:00am

5

Lhs


Monday 03 September, 2012: 03:50am - 05:20am

6

LHS - woke me up.


Sunday 02 September, 2012: 09:40pm - 11:50pm

6

RHS - shower and ice packs. So exhausted.


Sunday 02 September, 2012: 06:30pm - 08:30pm

6

Shifted to my RHS. two more panadeine extra. Waste of a day.


Sunday 02 September, 2012: 12:20pm - 03:00pm

7

Lhs. Shower and I've packs. Panadeine extra.


Sunday 02 September, 2012: 07:50am - 09:30am

7

Had high hopes for the day. This sucks. LHS. Piercing pains that just won't let up. Not sure whether to take maxalt in the first few days of cymbalta but may have to if this gets any worse.


Saturday 01 September, 2012: 10:40pm - 11:55pm

5

Ice packs and shower, panadeine extra.


Friday 31 August, 2012: 06:30am - 07:15am

1

Dread. Was at Dr yesterday and she suggested starting on Cymbalta again... I resisted, then got home and realised that was a mistake. Still have a months supply from last round, so started Cymbalta again and will go back to Dr to get a repeat. Bit worried about interaction Cymbalta and Triptans... fingers crossed.


Friday 31 August, 2012: 02:15am - 04:00am

7

Woke me up. Maxalt, shower, ice pack... and a big cuddle from the kitty.


Thursday 30 August, 2012: 12:40pm - 03:30pm

6

Maxalt came in. 1 Maxalt, 2 Panadol Extra.


Thursday 30 August, 2012: 10:00am - 11:50am

4

Waiting for script to come in to the chemist. They were out of Maxalt.


Wednesday 29 August, 2012: 08:15am - 10:00am

6

Doctors appointment tomorrow. This is going to be a s#it of a day, I can tell already.


Tuesday 28 August, 2012: 08:30am - 09:00am

4

Came on suddenly... within about 5 minutes I went from feeling good and optimistic to shooting pains. Took 2X voltaren 50 - hoping this will work. At 8:58 it just disappeared. Dreading the day.


Monday 27 August, 2012: 10:40pm - 11:55pm

8

I have been having such a good run... this came out of the blue just after I laid down to go to bed. Shower, Ice packs, panadeine extra.


Sunday 26 August, 2012: 10:15am - 11:50am

7

Brutal. And my Dr has left her practice so am waiting to find out when I can get an appointment to get more maxalt.


Wednesday 22 August, 2012: 01:00pm - 03:40pm

7

After a small hiatus from Ch's (though admittedly I do have a few unlogged episodes) I got hit pretty hard. Came on pretty quick and just got worse and worse. All out of Maxalt now, but have a Dr's appt for Friday. They are certainly more intermittent than they have been the past few months... So don't find myself in constant fear... but when they hit, it is just as aggravating and painful as always. There is a bit of fear they will return. Ended up having to go home early. I couldn't sit still and was starting to get frustrating and embarrassing, being in the office almost in tears and pacing.


Tuesday 14 August, 2012: 06:00pm - 08:30pm

6

Came back - another shower, ice packs and ibuprofen - finally by 8:30 it was gone... Really gone. Left feeling happy it was finally over.


Tuesday 14 August, 2012: 12:05pm - 05:30pm

8

Brutal afternoon with back to back CH's - LHS. Took ibuprofen, voltaren and more panadeine. Two showers and a bunch of ice packs. It's now 5:40 and I'm left with shadows... Waste of a day.


Tuesday 14 August, 2012: 10:30am - 11:55am

6

Lhs. It's come back and is escalating right now. I can't log from the morning to the afternoon in one ch - so logging this now. Gonna take some panadeine extra and have a shower. Getting bad. Very bad.


Tuesday 14 August, 2012: 07:00am - 09:00am

4

Lhs


Monday 13 August, 2012: 02:30pm - 11:30pm

7

Back to back. RHS.


Monday 13 August, 2012: 10:00am - 11:55am

6

Rhs


Wednesday 08 August, 2012: 10:20am - 11:30am

3

RHS. Neck ache and shoulder pain.


Wednesday 08 August, 2012: 07:40am - 09:00am

3

RHS


Tuesday 07 August, 2012: 02:00pm - 04:15pm

4

RHS


Tuesday 07 August, 2012: 10:30am - 11:50am

3

RHS


Monday 06 August, 2012: 06:15am - 08:00am

3

RHS.


Saturday 04 August, 2012: 01:00pm - 10:30pm

4

Lhs. Back to back all day. ALL DAY. Maxalt and panadeine extra. Showers Ice packs.


Saturday 04 August, 2012: 07:00am - 11:55am

5

Lhs. Maxalt


Friday 03 August, 2012: 01:00pm - 11:00pm

5

Back to back all afternoon. Not even worth splitting them into individual CH's


Friday 03 August, 2012: 09:00am - 11:15am

6

Lhs - maxalt


Wednesday 01 August, 2012: 04:30pm - 07:00pm

6

Massage seemed to aggravate it - it just got worse. This is just never ending.


Wednesday 01 August, 2012: 01:50pm - 03:15pm

5

LHS - pain radiating down my neck. Another maxalt and ran up the road for a 20 minute neck and shoulder massage... now it is shifting to my RHS.


Wednesday 01 August, 2012: 10:40am - 11:50am

5

Shifted to my LHS. Took Maxalt RPD.


Wednesday 01 August, 2012: 08:00am - 09:00am

3

RHS


Tuesday 31 July, 2012: 07:35pm - 09:50pm

5

RHS


Tuesday 31 July, 2012: 07:00am - 07:40am

3

RHS


Monday 30 July, 2012: 12:25pm - 02:15pm

5

RHS


Monday 30 July, 2012: 08:00am - 08:50am

3

LHS


Monday 30 July, 2012: 06:50am - 07:40am

3

LHS


Sunday 29 July, 2012: 09:00am - 11:00am

5

RHS - Maxalt


Saturday 28 July, 2012: 02:00pm - 04:00pm

4

LHS


Saturday 28 July, 2012: 09:00am - 11:00am

5

LHS


Wednesday 25 July, 2012: 12:10pm - 01:25pm

5

Ran to the shops and got more Maxalt. RHS.


Wednesday 25 July, 2012: 08:10am - 09:05am

3

RHS - shifted sides. It is still lingering but probably hanging about a 1 or 2. I feel pretty good despite the shadows... a bit nervous about getting hit again.


Wednesday 25 July, 2012: 06:50am - 07:40am

3

LHS.


Tuesday 24 July, 2012: 12:05pm - 02:00pm

8

This started so suddenly. Was in a meeting and my colleague mentioned that it looked like a light switch was turned on when the pain hit. It was like being shot in the face - had to leave work. Raced home and showered and ice packs. LHS.


Tuesday 24 July, 2012: 06:30am - 09:00am

4

Woke up again with that same pain... I don't know if it stayed through the night or what, but form the moment I was awake, the pain was here. More panadeine extra & rapid. I brought my maxalt prescription to work to get it filled but forgot my wallet. Was so distracted by the pain this morning that I just didn't pull it together. LHS.


Monday 23 July, 2012: 04:30pm - 10:50pm

7

A completely exhausting day. The headaches just kept coming... There was a mixture of feelings and it turned into a tension type headache by the end of the night, probably from the frustration of the non-stop pain. There wasn't more that 5 minutes the entire day where I was pain free... not even 5 minutes... It was completely relentless and at times, excruciating.


Monday 23 July, 2012: 12:05pm - 04:40pm

6

Started to escalate pretty severely. Just raced home after lunch and too more panadeine extra, long hot shower, ice pack. Horrible intense sickening pain. Lunch was really late so with the low blood sugar, car sickness and this bloody headache, it's been a horrible, horrible day. All the while trying to hide it from my whole department as we were out for a fun team building treasure hunt car rally through the dandenong ranges. LHS.


Monday 23 July, 2012: 06:30am - 11:00am

4

Shadows and throbbing not the usual stabbing pain. Lhs. Too panadeine extra as soon as I woke up. Went on treasure hunt rally drive and car sickness and throbbing bothered me the whole time but was still able to hide it from my team - though it was very hard.


Thursday 19 July, 2012: 07:40pm - 10:20pm

4

RHS - was trying to get some shopping done and it felt like I got punched in the head in the middle of making a purchase... it came on so fast I flinched and got s weird look from the woman at the book store. Went home.


Thursday 19 July, 2012: 12:10pm - 03:40pm

5

RHS. This is exhausting and so distracting and depressing. When will this end. grr


Thursday 19 July, 2012: 06:30am - 08:50am

3

RHS


Wednesday 18 July, 2012: 07:00pm - 11:00pm

3

RHS


Wednesday 18 July, 2012: 02:00pm - 06:00pm

6

RHS. More ice packs, shower, excedrin


Wednesday 18 July, 2012: 09:40am - 11:55am

7

Got sick to my stomach... Not sure if it was the sudden pain or just anxiety over the headaches. More ice pack, panadeine extra and shower. RHS. Just passed 12noon and shadows are lingering and tension in the back of my neck.


Wednesday 18 July, 2012: 06:00am - 09:00am

6

Excedrin, ice packs, shower. RHS.


Wednesday 18 July, 2012: 03:40am - 05:25am

4

Woke up with shadows. Swapped ice packs and managed to fall back asleep. RHS.


Tuesday 17 July, 2012: 08:40pm - 10:50pm

7

Shower, excedrin and ice packs. RHS.


Tuesday 17 July, 2012: 12:10pm - 01:30pm

6

Had to go out for a walk, excedrin. LHS. It is now 1:40 and I can feel another one coming on the LHS. These back to back days are killing me. Grrr.


Tuesday 17 July, 2012: 11:10am - 11:55am

4

LHS


Tuesday 17 July, 2012: 06:30am - 08:30am

5

I have neglected to log my last few CH's. Logging these is just tiring in itself. I did have a day without, which was good. But they're back again today. RHS.


Wednesday 11 July, 2012: 07:15am - 07:50am

3

LHS - came on suddenly about 5 minutes after waking but didn't get too bad. This entry marks number 100 in the past 33 days. The impact to my wellbeing is immense - I am constantly living in fear of a headache coming on or how they will effect my relationship or whether I will lost my job because of the frequency and the bad timing of them.


Wednesday 11 July, 2012: 02:20am - 03:50am

5

Woke me up again. RHS


Tuesday 10 July, 2012: 07:40pm - 09:00pm

5

Maxalt. LHS


Tuesday 10 July, 2012: 04:00pm - 05:00pm

3

LHS


Tuesday 10 July, 2012: 10:00am - 11:40am

5

Rhs


Tuesday 10 July, 2012: 04:00am - 06:15am

4

Woke me up again.


Monday 09 July, 2012: 09:00pm - 11:55pm

3

What an end to the day... I thought I was home free and then they started again. Shower and ice packs.


Monday 09 July, 2012: 04:00am - 05:40am

6

I just want a good night sleep. This just interferes with everything. Woke up to a bolt of lightning behind my eye. RHS. Another shower and more ice pack. Excedrin. Managed to get another hours sleep after it was over.


Monday 09 July, 2012: 01:00am - 01:50am

6

Woke me up again. RHS. Shower and ice packs.


Sunday 08 July, 2012: 07:00pm - 11:00pm

7

Back to back CH's all day. All on the RHS. Lots of ice packs a couple of showers. Maxalt, excedrin. So exhausted. It's just past 11pm and am going to try and get some sleep. Not sure if I'll be able to sleep through this anxiety.


Sunday 08 July, 2012: 04:15pm - 06:00pm

6

The days a write off. RHS - maxalt, shower, ice pack. So exhausted. Fml.


Sunday 08 July, 2012: 02:00pm - 02:35pm

7

Came on like lightning. RHS


Sunday 08 July, 2012: 10:30am - 11:55am

7

So tired of these.


Sunday 08 July, 2012: 04:30am - 06:50am

6

Rhs. Shower. Ice packs.


Sunday 08 July, 2012: 04:00am - 05:25am

4

Woke me up. RHS.


Saturday 07 July, 2012: 08:30pm - 11:00pm

6

Rhs


Friday 06 July, 2012: 10:30am - 11:00am

5

It has swapped sides again... it is really starting to frighten me. The frequency is killing me. I am having trouble focussing on anything. I am dreading another one coming on. I have had a bunch of shadows that have come on in the last couple of days that I haven't logged. I am getting really tired of logging all of these but I guess it will give me a bettr picture of what is happening to me. RHS.


Friday 06 July, 2012: 09:50am - 10:25am

3

LHS


Friday 06 July, 2012: 06:25am - 07:50am

3

No drugs or anything. RHS


Thursday 05 July, 2012: 08:50am - 09:30am

4

Just went beyond shadows and started to hurt. Went for a walk, some fresh air and bought a greenpower juice. Trying not to take any drugs. I keep getting short, sharp stabbing pains, but they are coming and going. I don't know whether it is going to be a good day or a bad day for headaches. It is stressing me out a fair bit.


Thursday 05 July, 2012: 06:15am - 07:20am

3

RHS. Felling distracted and forgetful. Left home without my entry pass for work and my phone. Just feeling very out-of-sorts.


Wednesday 04 July, 2012: 02:30pm - 04:00pm

4

RHS - very distracting. Just waiting in fear for it to hit.


Wednesday 04 July, 2012: 09:30am - 10:15am

4

LHS


Tuesday 03 July, 2012: 02:20pm - 03:50pm

4

Distracting but dealing with it. LHS.


Tuesday 03 July, 2012: 12:05pm - 01:15pm

3

Looming. RHS.


Tuesday 03 July, 2012: 10:00am - 11:55am

1

Constant shadows.


Tuesday 03 July, 2012: 07:50am - 08:40am

2

Minus the beautiful.... just full of worry. LHS.


Tuesday 03 July, 2012: 06:30am - 07:10am

1

LHS - worried about today.


Monday 02 July, 2012: 10:35pm - 11:55pm

8

Came on like lightning. Brutal. Just about to sleep and it was like being stabbed in the eye. RHS. Got up and took excedrin had a long shower. Head banging and now ice pack. Back in bed and it's almost gone. Down to about a 2 after about 40 minutes at an 8. Why? This can't go on.


Monday 02 July, 2012: 01:20pm - 02:25pm

6

RHS - thought this one was more of a throbbing pain than the usual piercing pain.


Monday 02 July, 2012: 12:05pm - 12:50pm

1

Shadows on my LHS. They came on immediately after the pain on the RHS disappeared. Hoping upon hope that it doesn't some back. I am so tired of the fear of this, Sometimes when I get shadows I get a moment where is just want it to come on so I can get it over with... then the realisation sets in that shadows and fear are better than the torture of a full blown CH. I am getting so tired.


Monday 02 July, 2012: 09:40am - 11:55am

6

Another write off morning. RHS.


Monday 02 July, 2012: 04:15am - 06:10am

6

Just writhing this morning. RHS. Got up and got an ice pack - took more excedrin.


Sunday 01 July, 2012: 02:00pm - 03:15pm

3

RHS again. Didn't take anything. Just used pressure points and only got shadows.


Sunday 01 July, 2012: 08:15am - 09:40am

3

RHS.


Sunday 01 July, 2012: 01:10am - 02:00am

7

RHS. Woke me up. Ran to the shower and used ice packs.


Saturday 30 June, 2012: 03:00am - 04:10am

5

RHS. Woke me up. Panadeine extra and a shower. Ice packs.


Friday 29 June, 2012: 09:20pm - 11:40pm

8

Excedrin, ice packs and shower. RHS.


Friday 29 June, 2012: 04:00pm - 05:35pm

4


Friday 29 June, 2012: 09:20am - 11:10am

6

Had to go for a walk. At work but couldn't stand to be seen - frustratiing and embarassing. RHS piercing pain behind eye. Excedrin, Aspirin and Caffeine tablets.


Friday 29 June, 2012: 03:00am - 04:15am

3

Woke me up but not too bad. Managed to fall asleep again.


Thursday 28 June, 2012: 01:00pm - 03:00pm

4


Wednesday 27 June, 2012: 03:15pm - 08:00pm

7

Back to back. Started on my RHS and shifted to my left at about 5:30pm.


Wednesday 27 June, 2012: 02:10pm - 03:25pm

7

Took my last Maxalt, a coupel excedrin and had to walk otside for a while cause this was agonising. Looking at tythe last year and it seems if thsi year follows the same pattern as then, I have 3 more months of this to endure. Surely there is something toget through thius. Still in a fair bit of pain but just to log this as distractiomn. RHS - peircing pain/


Wednesday 27 June, 2012: 12:40pm - 01:40pm

1

Shadows and a bit of dread about what might come later. That evil anticipation and anxiety is setting in. I have found a maxalt in my bag - so at least I may have something to help this one out the door if it should hit me. I need to start logging which side these are coming on. Today RHS shadows.


Wednesday 27 June, 2012: 06:15am - 07:30am

5


Wednesday 27 June, 2012: 02:40am - 03:35am

6

Woke me up again


Tuesday 26 June, 2012: 12:10pm - 03:20pm

5


Monday 25 June, 2012: 07:00pm - 09:15pm

6

Excedrin shower and ice packs.


Monday 25 June, 2012: 02:40pm - 04:15pm

6

Just no reprieve from these. This is one of the longest stretches I've had in recent years. I would just love a day or two of peace. It seems that when I am pain free, I just live in fear of the next one coming on. It's just so consuming. I don't want my whole life to be pain or fear of it. Took more excedrin and used ice packs. Had another shower. Couldn't sit still... Just paced and waited for the episode to pass. Grrr


Monday 25 June, 2012: 12:20pm - 01:40pm

6

Shower and ice packs.


Monday 25 June, 2012: 09:20am - 11:50am

7

Driving pain.


Monday 25 June, 2012: 03:15am - 05:00am

6

Woke me up again. I just want a day of no pain and a solid nights sleep. Used the lat of my Maxalt, had excedrin and panadeine extra.


Sunday 24 June, 2012: 02:00am - 04:15am

8


Saturday 23 June, 2012: 04:00am - 06:40am

6

Woke me up. Maxalt, excedrin


Saturday 23 June, 2012: 01:00am - 01:50am

7


Friday 22 June, 2012: 12:35pm - 01:50pm

7


Friday 22 June, 2012: 09:15am - 11:00am

5


Thursday 21 June, 2012: 04:40am - 06:15am

5


Thursday 21 June, 2012: 01:00am - 02:00am

5


Wednesday 20 June, 2012: 08:00pm - 11:55pm

3


Wednesday 20 June, 2012: 12:00pm - 01:20pm

3


Wednesday 20 June, 2012: 08:10am - 08:40am

3


Wednesday 20 June, 2012: 06:15am - 06:50am

1


Wednesday 20 June, 2012: 01:00am - 02:10am

3

Woke me up


Tuesday 19 June, 2012: 02:00pm - 04:50pm

7

just relentless.


Tuesday 19 June, 2012: 06:15am - 08:00am

2


Tuesday 19 June, 2012: 02:30am - 04:00am

6

What a night - just fell asleep (I think) only to get another. Shower, icepack and finally a fee cups of sleepytime tea to try and get some sleep. It's now 7am and I've got shadows. Grr


Tuesday 19 June, 2012: 01:00am - 02:00am

4

Keeping me awake after a very personally stressful night. Big life changes coming in the next couple of months.


Monday 18 June, 2012: 12:40pm - 04:00pm

4

Trouble concentrating - frustrating. Took a couple of excedrin - waited it out.


Monday 18 June, 2012: 09:50am - 11:15am

5

I had a couple of shadows yesterday which I didn't log - but all in all it was an okay day. Thinsg started off well this morning but now they seem to be back. It is now 11.45 and I have another one coming on... Grr. This is just relentless. I have taken anothe rmaxalt, excedrin, aspirin and caffeine - will see if this takes it away.


Sunday 17 June, 2012: 04:00am - 04:50am

4

Woke me up


Saturday 16 June, 2012: 01:30pm - 02:15pm

7


Saturday 16 June, 2012: 12:00pm - 01:30pm

6

Maxalt - got pretty bad - took a Maxalt and it almost immediately shifted from my left to me right eye. Then got worse.


Saturday 16 June, 2012: 10:00am - 10:50am

3

Panadeine extra and excedrin with aspirin and caffeine.


Saturday 16 June, 2012: 04:00am - 06:10am

6

Woke me up again. Maxalt, shower, ice pack.


Friday 15 June, 2012: 03:00pm - 05:15pm

9

Major CH today - came out of the blue. 0-9 in about 10 minutes. Came like lightening.


Friday 15 June, 2012: 12:00pm - 01:20pm

5


Friday 15 June, 2012: 02:00am - 04:30am

8

Maxalt, showers, Valium and ice packs.


Thursday 14 June, 2012: 12:40pm - 01:30pm

7

last maxalt fro 24 hours. excedrin with acetominophen, apsirin and caffeine


Thursday 14 June, 2012: 10:35am - 11:00am

6

Took a maxalt and it dminished from a 6 down to a 3.


Wednesday 13 June, 2012: 08:00am - 08:40am

4


Wednesday 13 June, 2012: 06:30am - 07:10am

3


Tuesday 12 June, 2012: 12:30pm - 03:00pm

7

More maxalt... had to go home. More maxalt, ice packs and shower.


Tuesday 12 June, 2012: 08:50am - 09:40am

4


Tuesday 12 June, 2012: 07:20am - 08:00am

5


Tuesday 12 June, 2012: 05:30am - 07:00am

4


Tuesday 12 June, 2012: 03:15am - 04:00am

8

out of maxalt and panadeine - shower, new ice pack.


Monday 11 June, 2012: 10:50pm - 11:15pm

10

no hospital trip - was close to ending it. brutal. head banging and punching.


Monday 11 June, 2012: 10:15pm - 10:40pm

9

Repeated showers, ice packs, maxalt, panadeine extra. Was close to being at the end of my rope... pacing and walking I hit the wall out of pain and frustration and may have broken my hand again.


Monday 11 June, 2012: 08:30pm - 10:00pm

7


Monday 11 June, 2012: 07:00pm - 08:00pm

7

Maxalt


Saturday 09 June, 2012: 10:15pm - 11:55pm

5


Saturday 09 June, 2012: 11:00am - 11:40am

5


Saturday 09 June, 2012: 04:30am - 05:20am

6

Woke me up - maxalt, nurofen plus


Friday 08 June, 2012: 08:50pm - 10:00pm

4


Friday 08 June, 2012: 03:00pm - 03:35pm

3


Friday 08 June, 2012: 01:00pm - 02:10pm

8

Maxalt, shower and ice packs.


Friday 08 June, 2012: 07:00am - 09:15am

8

Looks like the day will be a write off. Maxalt and Ice Packs


Above period: 254 Attacks over 140 days.

-- Period of remission (5 weeks, 1 days) --


Thursday 03 May, 2012: 09:00am - 10:30am

3

I have been going to the chiro for the past few months and had stopped logging my CH's. This I think was a mistake. I have had chronic headaches since last october. I did go without any for most of the month of january - but they came back with a vengeance. The past 7 weeks I have averaged about 20 CH's per week. Some of them the worst I have ever experienced. I have broken my right hand in desperation - the pain on occasion has been so bad that I didn't think I would ever make it through. desperation is probably the best description of my feelings. I am off the moclobemide and back on the Maxalt. The comination of drugs the neuroloist had me on meant that I couldn't take the maxalt - so had nothing I could take to get rid of them.


Above period: 1 Attacks over -216 days.

-- Period of remission (31 weeks, 7 days) --


Thursday 29 September, 2011: 07:30pm - 10:40pm

7

My last maxalt and 4 panadeine extra - 3 showers - 2 ice packs. This started suddenly and stayed at about a 6 or 7 the whole way through. Relentless. This is horrible. They just wont stop. This was the 7th in two days. Grrrrr.


Thursday 29 September, 2011: 09:40am - 11:30am

5

Started on verapamil 90mg today. Will be on this dosage for 2 weeks then up to 180mg/day. Took another maxalt. Now just left with what seems to be a tension headache or something... maybe it is the verapamil? I hope not.


Thursday 29 September, 2011: 06:00am - 06:50am

4


Wednesday 28 September, 2011: 09:00pm - 10:15pm

5

another maxalt


Wednesday 28 September, 2011: 03:00pm - 04:00pm

5


Wednesday 28 September, 2011: 09:30am - 11:15am

5

1 maxalt (all I could take) 2 panadeine - at work so there was little I could do.


Wednesday 28 September, 2011: 04:00am - 05:20am

7

2 maxalt - shower - ice pack - 4 panadiene extra


Tuesday 27 September, 2011: 09:30am - 10:00am

5


Tuesday 27 September, 2011: 06:30am - 07:15am

5


Monday 26 September, 2011: 09:00pm - 10:00pm

7

they're back


Monday 26 September, 2011: 04:00pm - 05:00pm

6

grr


Sunday 25 September, 2011: 04:00pm - 08:30pm

6

I have missed logging the last few attacks - just a bit exhausting. The prednisolone did hep a fair bit - but it is not sustainable. I am now off that completely (thankful for the short reprieve). I have a script for isoptin which I will be starting tomorrow. Fingers crossed!


Monday 19 September, 2011: 02:00pm - 05:00pm

3


Sunday 18 September, 2011: 10:00am - 11:00am

4


Thursday 15 September, 2011: 10:00am - 11:00am

3

On prednisolone as a short term measure to cease CH


Wednesday 14 September, 2011: 10:00am - 11:15am

3

Again... they just keep coming. I have a cough from a cold and every cough makes it spike for a few minutes up to about a 5 or 6 and back down to a 3.


Tuesday 13 September, 2011: 08:00pm - 11:30pm

6

Non stop- back to back - intensity varying between 3 and 6


Tuesday 13 September, 2011: 03:00pm - 07:00pm

5

Lots of panadeine today - this is so exhausting. Three days of almost non-stop pain. It is affecting everything in my life - my overall mood is so on edge.


Tuesday 13 September, 2011: 12:20pm - 01:15pm

9


Tuesday 13 September, 2011: 04:00am - 10:00am

8


Tuesday 13 September, 2011: 01:30am - 02:30am

5


Monday 12 September, 2011: 05:00am - 10:00am

7

Relentless.


Monday 12 September, 2011: 02:00am - 10:00am

8

Repeated attacks all day. Sick with a bad cold - fever of 38.9 - cough exaggerating ch.


Sunday 11 September, 2011: 02:00pm - 09:00pm

6

Awful day - repeated attacks all day


Sunday 11 September, 2011: 07:00am - 08:30am

4


Saturday 10 September, 2011: 01:00pm - 07:00pm

7

Two maxalt and about six panadeine


Saturday 10 September, 2011: 08:00am - 11:55am

5

Two attacks in the morning. A start to a very very bad day for headaches


Saturday 10 September, 2011: 07:00am - 08:00am

10

Bad


Friday 09 September, 2011: 01:00pm - 07:00pm

7

Bad day - three attacks


Thursday 08 September, 2011: 12:00pm - 03:00pm

6

Took more maxalt. Three maxalt in one day.


Thursday 08 September, 2011: 08:00am - 11:55am

7

At work - getting very bad. Took maxalt before coming in to see if I could keep it away. Took three panadeine to try and dull the pain. Had an energy drink. Ended up leaving work for a while and went and got a masssage. I was thinking that I would have been better off being hit by a hammer in the head than have that massage. It was bad.


Monday 29 August, 2011: 12:30pm - 03:00pm

5

stuck at work - maxalt and panadeine -


Monday 29 August, 2011: 07:00am - 11:30am

4

At work - no pills... trying to deal


Sunday 28 August, 2011: 10:00pm - 11:40pm

9

Brutal - fast start - shower, codeine, ice pack.


Friday 26 August, 2011: 10:00am - 11:00am

3

Trying panadol and a mother energy drink.


Thursday 25 August, 2011: 01:00pm - 05:00pm

4

Was a pretty rough day - hit by two more CH's in the afternoon - but with so little time between that it's not even worth bothering to separate them... They would peak at about a 4 - so being at work was pretty tough... but made it through. One maxalt... No panadeine because I am at work... would have left but was too worried it would get too bad to drive.... it's now the 26th... and I've got shadows. I hope my pattern hasn't shifted to 10am.


Thursday 25 August, 2011: 10:00am - 11:50am

3

Shadows started to hit - and was told by a co-worker he could see it coming on... then we started talking about CH's... and oddly enough, it disappeared! Yay!


Wednesday 24 August, 2011: 06:00pm - 07:40pm

8

Took another Maxalt, 4 Panadeine, had a long shower and used an ice pack... this one went from 0-8 in about 3 minutes... and down to about a 6 after the shower.... then disappeared in about 5 minutes. Left feeling great... really great. Elated that the days pain was all gone.


Wednesday 24 August, 2011: 02:00pm - 03:30pm

5

Was a bad day - at work - 2 Maxalt


Wednesday 24 August, 2011: 04:15am - 05:15am

6

Started getting bad - took another Maxalt... exceeding my dosage for the day... but I had to do something. Managed to get it to a reasonable state and drove home.... which turned out to be just in time


Friday 19 August, 2011: 01:00am - 02:00am

6

1 Maxalt - 2 Panadeine - shower and an icepack. Came suddenly - left quickly... thankfully.


Friday 12 August, 2011: 07:30am - 09:00am

2

Just shadows thankfully. Went to GP yesterday and got a repeat of Maxalt... Starting on Noten (as was recommended by my Neurologist) to see if it reduces the frequency or severyity.


Thursday 11 August, 2011: 12:00pm - 04:00am

7

Took last of my noten


Monday 08 August, 2011: 09:00am - 02:30am

3

Two separate CH's today - swapped sides... shadows on the LHS from 11-1 and now 1-2:30 on the RHS. This is the start of week 4 at my new job - last thing I need right now is a full blown episode.


Sunday 07 August, 2011: 04:40am - 05:15am

7

Went from no headache to a 7 in under a minute - never had it hit so hard, so fast. 3 more panadeine and a kiler hot shower.


Saturday 06 August, 2011: 06:00pm - 08:00pm

7

Took another maxalt (exceeding my dosage - but had to do something) and four panadeine.


Saturday 06 August, 2011: 12:30pm - 04:50pm

7

Two maxalt, six panadeine, two cans of mother and a very long shower... And it's finally passing... Maybe even passed. That one was getting out of hand. I think that one would have been a hospital visit had I not bombarded it with everything I had. Thank god it's over.


Thursday 04 August, 2011: 06:00pm - 09:30pm

6

FML - this just never ends.


Thursday 04 August, 2011: 03:00pm - 05:00pm

3


Thursday 04 August, 2011: 05:00am - 08:00am

6

Woke me up.


Wednesday 03 August, 2011: 03:00pm - 09:15pm

7

Non stop escalating hard core - so disappointed. Ct scans back with no hope - gotta go back to neurologist for chronic pain treatment.


Sunday 24 July, 2011: 11:00am - 01:30am

8

:(


Sunday 24 July, 2011: 08:30am - 10:30am

6

One maxalt


Friday 22 July, 2011: 03:00pm - 06:30pm

3

Shadows are better than a full blown episode - still, it'd be nice to go a longer stretch without these horrible reminders of what I'm plagued with


Friday 22 July, 2011: 06:00am - 09:00am

3

Blah


Wednesday 20 July, 2011: 03:00pm - 07:00pm

8

Pretty bad one. Barely made it home in the car. Was pretty crappy drive home - 2 Maxalt, shower and ice packs


Saturday 16 July, 2011: 11:00am - 02:30am

7

Two Maxalt


Thursday 14 July, 2011: 07:00am - 10:00am

6

Maxalt and a long shower got rid of it


Saturday 09 July, 2011: 09:00pm - 01:00pm

4

Horrible tension in the back of my neck - like a tension headache mixed with a CH. Restless legs. Driving me nuts. Maxalt and a long shower. It's now 1am and think I may be able to sleep. Not sure if the time will work - this is 9pm - 1am from 09/07 to 10/07


Saturday 09 July, 2011: 09:00am - 11:00am

9


Saturday 09 July, 2011: 09:00am - 11:00am

9


Friday 08 July, 2011: 04:00am - 07:00am

7

All day. 15 hours of repeated attacks of varying strength.

CT Scans booked for Monday. This has to end. I can't live like this.


Thursday 07 July, 2011: 03:00pm - 11:00pm

7

Several back to back attacks


Wednesday 06 July, 2011: 06:00pm - 09:00pm

7


Tuesday 05 July, 2011: 04:00pm - 08:00pm

9


Tuesday 05 July, 2011: 04:00am - 09:00am

6


Monday 04 July, 2011: 04:00pm - 09:00pm

8


Saturday 02 July, 2011: 04:00pm - 10:00pm

7


Friday 01 July, 2011: 05:00pm - 11:00pm

9


Thursday 30 June, 2011: 05:00pm - 09:00pm

9

Have had about 20 attacks over the past several weeks but have not logged them. Varied strengths and durations... But relentless.


Above period: 70 Attacks over 92 days.

-- Period of remission (10 weeks, 1 days) --


Wednesday 20 April, 2011: 09:30am - 11:30am

6

Sudden onset - realised ran out of Maxalt so ran out to get some - had left one at work. Shower, icepack, maxalt. So tired of this.


Saturday 16 April, 2011: 06:00am - 07:30am

9

Woke me up - Maxalt, ice packs, shower


Wednesday 13 April, 2011: 07:00am - 02:00am

6

Awoke with this one and it got fairly uncomfortable pretty quickly. It lasted a really long time... Or maybe it was just two. I took Maxalt at 9 and the pain was gone by about 9:30... Like, gone - gone. I felt good. Really good. But then about an hour later the pain started again. When it happens that fast I never know whether it is a new one or the drugs wearing off.


Saturday 02 April, 2011: 12:00pm - 06:00pm

10

Started really fast today within a couple minutes and found myself running home to get me script. Ran all over to 4 chemists no one stocked it . Vomited while driving crying almost crashed. Finally found Maxalt and too panadeine shower icepack rollon. Was up to a 10 then down to 5 after one Maxalt then back up to about a 7, then another Maxalt and icepack. I cant go through this again. Today was too much to handle. Too much drugs though - I'll be feeling the comedown for the rest if the day. I hope this is not the start of a new cycle. I thought I was going so well. This has to end.


Friday 01 April, 2011: 03:00pm - 05:00pm

8

No Maxalt - took panadeine and a shower and an icepack and used a headache relief rollon stick. By five it was gone and I felt 100% - no druggy hangover or anything.


Thursday 31 March, 2011: 05:00pm - 07:00pm

2

Just annoying.


Wednesday 30 March, 2011: 04:00pm - 05:30pm

4

No drugs, used roll-on and seemed to work. Slowly but kept it from escalating.


Above period: 7 Attacks over 18 days.

-- Period of remission (4 weeks, 2 days) --


Monday 28 February, 2011: 12:00pm - 03:00pm

7

Onset while at work and no Maxalt here. Logging this mid attack - cause I have to do something to stay engaged or to distract me... Took three panadeine extra with loads of codeine to try and numb the pain... rapidly escalating... On my last pack of cigarettes and hoping that by quitting the severity of these attacks with diminish.

Being off the Noten... I guess I am not sure whether it is a good thing for my headaches... but looking ta my history since I started using this site for my CH diary - I guess it hasn't had much of an impact. I just need to find something to stop these... they are driving me crazy. I would love to just have a month or two without this pain. 25 years of headaches is getting pretty frustrating.


Saturday 19 February, 2011: 12:00pm - 02:30am

9

Crappy crappy night. The CH came back with a vengeance and I've already taken two maxalt in the past six hours so can't take anymore. So I gobbled a few nurofen plus and used an icepack and a shower. Try to pass out but it's a bad one


Friday 18 February, 2011: 07:00pm - 10:00pm

5

First day off the noten. It is suspected to be causing my clinical depression. And of course, after a good stint without a CH, I get blasted. Took two maxalt, felt major tension and overall discomfort for a couple hours, but the CH went away without escalating too badly.


Thursday 03 February, 2011: 12:00pm - 03:00am

6

I was going so well. It had been over a week since my last one. Grr


Sunday 30 January, 2011: 12:00pm - 02:00am

4

What more can I say... Over a week without one! Woo-hoo! Took hackling of nurofen plus, had a shower, used some ice packs and fell asleep. Still no Maxalt as I have to go back to the neurologist before my GP will write me another script.


Friday 21 January, 2011: 04:30am - 07:30am

4

Last nights mid episode log was premature. Was up rocking and getting in the shower till about 3 or 4. When I don't know if I passed out from pain and exhaustion. It just got worse. Now I have woken up (was up for a while at 5) and I have another. And I write this mid attack. Which last night turned out to be inviting more pain, but this morning I just don't care. It hurts, but it's bearable. For now... And of course, the first thing I want to do is have a smoke. :(


Thursday 20 January, 2011: 10:15pm - 01:00pm

7

Ice pack and too many nurofen plus hoping the codeine numbs it enough for me to fall asleep. I am logging this mid attack and it is just 12:15am so the 1am end time is just a dream at this point. Hopefully I can just pass out. Ice pack on my left eye.


Thursday 20 January, 2011: 06:30pm - 09:00pm

7

Ice packs and shower. Still no meds so tried nurofen again... In vain. Managed to fall asleep. Only getting a few hours a night lately so managed to pass out. Legs were restless.


Tuesday 18 January, 2011: 03:00pm - 06:00pm

7

:( more drugs and ice packs... just can't function


Monday 17 January, 2011: 07:00pm - 10:40pm

7

Still out of Maxalt... so I tried more of the Nurofen Migraine (why do I even bother) and heaps of nurofen plus... codeine just to dull it and knock me out. Fell asleep with an icepack on my head.


Sunday 16 January, 2011: 03:00pm - 09:00pm

10

Staying in hotel - stressed depressed f&@king hate this. I have run out of meds and have no repeats left. Tried nurofen migraine and it does nothing - just keeps getting worse and worse. Showers and ice packs... I am at the end of my rope.


Wednesday 12 January, 2011: 03:00pm - 05:40pm

7

Maxalt and icepacks


Monday 10 January, 2011: 08:30pm - 10:40pm

6

Maxalt, pressure points (middle forehead) hair pulling and temple punching. Finally slept. But very disturbed sleep despite pain going away. Slept for almost exactly 40 minutes at a time from 10:50 until 5:10am. Woke with shadows... Not sure how this day will go... And I ran out of Maxalt today too... And since it's new here I am hoping I can find some more... I'm on holidays up in Brisbane and don't know my way around. Fingers crossed!


Thursday 06 January, 2011: 05:00pm - 08:30pm

5

More Maxalt. Have been on a plane from Melbourne to Brisbane and drank lots of water, but still hitting hard. Grrr :(


Thursday 06 January, 2011: 07:00am - 09:00am

5

Maxalt and a long shower


Wednesday 29 December, 2010: 07:00pm - 10:00pm

9

Maxalt Maxalt nurofen plus ice packs showers


Friday 24 December, 2010: 03:00pm - 09:00pm

8

Maxalt, icepacks, shower, head beating... Fml


Wednesday 22 December, 2010: 06:00am - 11:30am

7

Maxalt and rotating ice packs


Tuesday 21 December, 2010: 02:00pm - 10:00pm

3

Multiple throughout the day - would subside then come back


Monday 20 December, 2010: 05:00pm - 10:00pm

9

Maxalt Maxalt ice packs menthol shower


Monday 13 December, 2010: 05:30pm - 07:00pm

5

Maxalt taken at 6:15pm and pain started to diminish within about 20 minutes. Headache aborted :)


Sunday 12 December, 2010: 11:00pm - 12:00pm

4

Shower icepack


Sunday 12 December, 2010: 02:00pm - 04:00pm

1

Rest and an ice pack


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