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How To Cure Or At Least Help Cluster Headaches
Medications: Cluster headaches are a specific type of headaches which has a specific pattern and diagnostic criteria. Simple measures you can try are using over the counter medications as appropriate and discontinuing smoking or smoking exposure (e.g. Second hand smoke). Persistent headaches should be evaluated by an appropriately trained specialty consultant as there are specific prescriptive treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Very Similar: Cluster and migraine seem to have a vascular component that starts them off whereas the tension type headaches are triggered by muscle overactivity. Surprisingly, the treatments for all of these headaches are quite similar with the tension-type headache's treatment more directed at muscle tension. Prevention is generally the most successful way to deal with any headache. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffer badly of cluster headaches....It occurs at the most unfortunate of times...Nobody understands....Just wanna die...Nothing beats it...Help?
Prevention: True cluster headaches are miserable, and classically can awaken in midst of night for days on end. There are solutions, including breathing 100% oxygen at time of headache, but prevention much better: consider topirimate, depakote, beta-blockers, or even otc butterbur, riboflavin, co-q-10, magnesium, feverfew. See a headache expert and get controlled. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please help me find out details about cluster headaches , how they occur, the symptoms n how to resolve it.?
Cluster HA resources: Make sure the diagnosis is right first! Here are some helpful resources http://www.neurocuro.com/cluster-headache/ http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cluster-headache/basics/definition/con-20031706 http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000786.htm ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain relief: In the short term, oxygen therapy may help. The best results I have seen in my patients comes when they begin taking verapamil on a daily basis until the episode of cluster migraine has resolved. Steroids may also be helpful but i try to avoid them if possible. If you have cluster, i hope you are seeking the advice of a neurologist. It is an incredibly painful and frustrating medical problem. ...Read more
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I was doing some research online about cluster headache. I saw melatonin listed as a preventative. Does it work pretty well at preventing cluster headaches? Also how does something like melatonin help such a crippling disorder?
Helps some people : At high doses, 21 to 24 mg, it helps some people. It effects circadian rhythm, which is involved in cluster headache. It isn't the most effective cluster prevention medicine in my experience. I'm available for consults if you would like help with cluster headache treatment and prevention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you take melatonin during the day to help prevent/abort cluster headaches that occur during the day?What is the proper dosage?
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