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How do you get rid of cluster headaches? I've been getting them almost everyday for 3 years now

How do you get rid of cluster headaches? I've been getting them almost everyday for 3 years now

Cluster headaches: Cluster headaches can be very effectively treated by sphenopalatine ganglion blockade. A trial is done with local anesthetic only and if effective, a long term treatment is done with radiofrequency ablation of the ganglion. It should be performed by a properly trained and experienced physician. Good luck in your treatments. ...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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How can I get rid of a "cluster headache" 39 weeks pregnant?

Cluster ha treatment: A cluster headache is normally a unilateral, sharp sensation, around one eye, that is associated with tearing and weakness of the eyelid. Medicines tend to be avoided during pregnancy, although at 39 weeks it may be safe to consider some treatments. Sometimes oxygen-rich gas is helpful during the course of a cluster headache. http://www.neurocuro.com/cluster-headache/ ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a cluster headache 39 weeks pregnant?

How can I get rid of a cluster headache 39 weeks pregnant?

Headache: In pregnancy, eclampsia/preeclampsia must first be ruled out. Blood pressure must be checked as well as urine for the presence of protein. Magnessium sulfate will decrease BP and alleviate the headache of these entities. Opoids, acetaminophen, NSAIDS ie ibuprofen, and Triptans ie Sumatriptan can be given otherwise. Consult your obstetrician. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of cluster headache?

Cluster headaches: Clusrter headaches are also called alarm clock headaches as it wakes you up at night with severe headache around eye on one side.Motrin and tylenol are not effective.100%oxygen, tryptans and octrotide injectable, dihudroergatamines work for acute attack.Preventive meds are calcium channel blockers like verapamil, corticistroids sometimes, lithium, nerve block some times may help prevent attacks. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a cluster headache?

What is the best way to get rid of a cluster headache?

Nasty and painful: The upside of a cluster headache is a duration of about 30-90 minutes. It may respond to inhalation of 100% oxygen over 5 or so minutes. Usually a pain med doesn't get absorbed fast enough. Perhaps the best approach is to prevent the ha, and meds such as topirimate, valproex, naproxen, or butterbur work quite nicely. ...Read more

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Are there any steps I can take to prevent mild cluster headache from getting worse?

Medication: You might want to try Motrin for a mild cluster headache(200-600 mg) per dose. I have had success in previous patients with Imitrex or other migraine specific agents. Prevention is key. Avoid alcohol and smoking. If you wake up with cluster headaches, sleep apnea may be a cause. Consider having a sleep study done to screen for this. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for cluster headaches?

What is the best treatment for cluster headaches?

Cluster headache: Management of a cluster headache can be abortive or prophylactic. Sometimes, both methods are indicated in the same patient. An effective abortive treatment uses oxygen or sumatriptan or DHE. The treatment of choice for the prevention of both episodic and chronic cluster headache is verapamil. ...Read more

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

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

Diet: Avoiding certain foods that trigger headaches, for example foods with nitrites such as hot dogs could help. Rest is also helpful and inexpensive. ...Read more

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Can you take melatonin during the day to help prevent/abort cluster headaches that occur during the day?What is the proper dosage?

Can you take melatonin during the day to help prevent/abort cluster headaches that occur during the day?What is the proper dosage?

Nights in a cluster: Melatonin is used during the evenings to enhance a normal sleep pattern. It is used once a cluster has started. Unfortunately, it is not effective in between clusters. It does not prevent a cluster from starting. ...Read more

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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


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