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How long do cluster headaches last?

How long do cluster headaches last?

Unknown: Remmison are known to occur. Some patients spontaneously abort for ever. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more


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Is it a cluster headache if it only happened once? It came on sudden lasted 10-15min and immediately went away but he was in tears for a while from how scary it was and pain

Is it a cluster headache if it only happened once? It came on sudden lasted 10-15min and immediately went away but he was in tears for a while from how scary it was and pain

See a Physician: Headache attacks occur in clusters over weeks or months, not a single episode. A headache can be a symptom of a serious condition and diagnosis is key for the proper treatment. See your doctor for consultation. ...Read more

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I have a headache from last 3 years. Took migraine and cluster headache medicine for it but in vain. Its there the whole day. Tests are clear?

Exercise, magnesium: Daily headaches are usually due to chronic migraines. The best & safest treatment is botox. It is also the only fda-approved treatment. Take magnesium, feverfew, & coq10, exercise regularly, avoid sugar & caffeine, get enough sleep. For pain try migralex. ...Read more

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What is a cluster headache? I often get migraines that last about 10 to 12 hours and it feels like my head is going to explode. It stops normal tasks.

What is a cluster headache? I often get migraines that last about 10 to 12 hours and it feels like my head is going to explode. It stops normal tasks.

Two answers: You sound like you have migraines. Migraine is far more common than cluster headaches. Cluster headaches have a very specific and distressing pattern. Also, you are a bit too young to have cluster headaches. Here's a bit more info: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000786.Htm. ...Read more

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How can I get hydromorphone for my cluster headaches? I received through IV last year for my C-section & i felt no pain at all

How can I get hydromorphone for my cluster headaches? I received through IV last year for my C-section & i felt no pain at all

See your doctor: There are different treatment for cluster headaches. Narcotic therapy is not the first line treatment for cluster headache. You would need a comprehensive evaluation of your headache before any treatment can be rendered. Please see your doctor and discuss your headache with him/her. ...Read more

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

Do tell.: How bad can your headaches be if you "forgot". Cluster headaches are usually so severe that it would be difficult to ignore. "regular" headaches that come episodically, may not be "cluster" which is a varient of migraine. Nevertheless, if your headaches are becoming routine and frequent, talk to your doctor and list all the features and symptoms you feel so they can properly diagnose the situation. ...Read more

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I have cluster headaches 2-3 times per week, depression and fibromyalgia. Providers ruled out MS last year but i still keep getting more symptoms.

Co-morbidities: Cluster headaches are miserable, if you possess the classical syndrome. Ms patients do have higher incidence of headaches, but sounds like that concern is over. You would do best having specific treatment for the fibromyalgia, which might eliminate the other problems. Drugs such as savella and Cymbalta would affect many of your problems. ...Read more

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What vitamins/ supplements could help chronic cluster headaches and safe with verapamil combination? Melatonin? Vitamin b?What dose and for how long?

Might try this:: Cluster headaches are more resistant to these OTC remedies, but might apply migraine approach with Vitamin B-2, riboflavin 200 mg twice daily, or perhaps, Co-Q10, 300 mg twice dally. If one or the other works, use for about 3 months after headache has ceased. ...Read more

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Take all at the same time daily 40mg fluoxetine for panic disorder 180 verapamil for cluster headache and 20 nexium. How long after can I have a beer?

Take all at the same time daily 40mg fluoxetine for panic disorder 180 verapamil for cluster headache and 20 nexium. How long after can I have a beer?

Best Practice...: May be best not to have a beer though we all recognize that is unrealistic for some people. However, studies have shown that people with moderate to severe depression and/or anxiety can be even more treatment resistant with just one drink (alcohol is a CNS depressant with increased anxiety as it's metabolized). That being said, one beer (12oz @ 5%) may be ok with these meds but not recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Amy Friedman
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Cluster Headache (Definition)

Cluster headaches are an extremely painful type of headache that is commonly described as a stabbing sensation through the eye. They usually occur on one side of the head, ...Read more