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A 45-year-old member asked:

are there warning signs before a cluster headache begins?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below:: Season is the most common trigger, occurring in the spring or autumn. Due to their seasonal nature, ch are often mistakenly associated with allergies or sinusitis. The seasonal nature of ch most likely results from stimulation or activation of the hypothalamus.Ch are also common in people who smoke and drink alcohol frequently and a large proportion of the patients have sleep apnea.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is a cluster headache? What causes it, and how can I treat it?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Like a migraine : But different. Very severe headaches that throbb, make one want to move rather than stay still and are treated by oxygen therapy most successfully.
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A 61-year-old male asked:

Cluster headache treatments?

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Dr. Amy Friedman
Transplant Surgery 39 years experience
Get the right meds!!: Pain from cluster headache is considered the worst pain that exists - for this reason they have been called "suicide" headaches. But, outstanding medications that can rapidly turn off this horrible pain exist. You must get to a headache doctor who really knows how to treat this disease - it is very different from migraines, etc. Options include oxygen, sumatriptan, verapamil, lithium, topiramate.
A 52-year-old member asked:

What sort of disease is a cluster headache?

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Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Miller answered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
BAD headache: A cluster headache is a relatively rare type of headache characterized by brief attacks of excruciating pain behind one eye and autonomic symptoms (watery eyes, runny nose, sweating). These headaches occur in series (clusters) of 1-8 per day (often like clock-work) that last for weeks or months. Extremely painful!
A 30-year-old member asked:

At my last check up, I forgot to tell the doctor about cluster headache. Is that ok?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 39 years experience
Important history: It depend why you visited the doctor--of course your symptom may or may not be related.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my cluster headache?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera answered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Ibuprofen: The first line treatment for this type of headache is ibuprofen.

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