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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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wrighty's CH attack diary

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Tuesday 15 January, 2013: 12:00pm - 12:00pm


The heavy dose of prednisone seems to be doing the trick at the moment, but as I've learned in the past as soon as I start tapering off them the dreaded Ch comes back in force. Anyway ward em off as long as possible I suppose!!

Monday 14 January, 2013: 12:00pm - 12:00pm


Panafort doing well nothing last night, slight twingers today.

Saturday 12 January, 2013: 11:30pm - 12:15pm


Have started Panafort to stop bout. Had to take first Imigran last night. Stay away devil.