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What's effective treatment for cluster headaches?

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Dr. Raphael Peralta
Family Medicine
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In brief: Ibuprofen

In brief: Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen.
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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: Sumatriptan + Oxygen

Cluster headaches are 6-12 week episodes of frequent, incredibly painful headaches that each last approximately 45 minutes.
First goal is to stop the pain of any headache that begins - this can be done with 100% inhaled oxygen or sumatriptan injections. Second goal is interruption the episode of the. Possible meds are verapamil, topiramate, depakote, prednisone, lithium. Good luck!

In brief: Sumatriptan + Oxygen

Cluster headaches are 6-12 week episodes of frequent, incredibly painful headaches that each last approximately 45 minutes.
First goal is to stop the pain of any headache that begins - this can be done with 100% inhaled oxygen or sumatriptan injections. Second goal is interruption the episode of the. Possible meds are verapamil, topiramate, depakote, prednisone, lithium. Good luck!
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