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What is a cluster migraine?

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Cluster migraine is a severe variant of migraine which can awaken an individual from sleep, may be triggered by alcohol.
It is described by tearing and nasal congestion on the side of head pain, often with facial sweating on this same side, severe throbbing/stabbing pain, and a sense of restlessness. They tend to occur in clusters of repeat headaches followed by remission.

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Cluster migraine is a severe variant of migraine which can awaken an individual from sleep, may be triggered by alcohol.
It is described by tearing and nasal congestion on the side of head pain, often with facial sweating on this same side, severe throbbing/stabbing pain, and a sense of restlessness. They tend to occur in clusters of repeat headaches followed by remission.
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Dr. Steven Bender
There really is no such diagnosis as cluster migraine. Cluster headache is defined as an autonomic cephalalgia which means it presents with autonomic symptoms such as eye tearing, nasal congestion, and perspiration of the side of the pain. During the cluster event, people are generaly restless and feel the need to move about where as with migraine headache, people tend to want to stay still and sleep. Migraine headache and cluster headache are two different diagnosis.
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In brief: Migraine or Cluster

There really is no such diagnosis as cluster migraine.
Cluster headache is defined as an autonomic cephalalgia which means it presents with autonomic symptoms such as eye tearing, nasal congestion, and perspiration of the side of the pain. During the cluster event, people are generaly restless and feel the need to move about where as with migraine headache, people tend to want to stay still and sl.

In brief: Migraine or Cluster

There really is no such diagnosis as cluster migraine.
Cluster headache is defined as an autonomic cephalalgia which means it presents with autonomic symptoms such as eye tearing, nasal congestion, and perspiration of the side of the pain. During the cluster event, people are generaly restless and feel the need to move about where as with migraine headache, people tend to want to stay still and sl.
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