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How do I treat cluster headaches?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
4 doctors agree
In brief: Need effective meds
Sorry you have these most terrible headaches for which typical pain medication - even narcotics, are completely ineffective.
Good news is the right medications (sumatriptan, oxygen, Lidocaine in the nose) rapidly turn a cluster headache off once it starts, and that many strategies for prevention of headaches are also successful. Key is accurate diagnosis + compassionate treatment by an expert md.

In brief: Need effective meds
Sorry you have these most terrible headaches for which typical pain medication - even narcotics, are completely ineffective.
Good news is the right medications (sumatriptan, oxygen, Lidocaine in the nose) rapidly turn a cluster headache off once it starts, and that many strategies for prevention of headaches are also successful. Key is accurate diagnosis + compassionate treatment by an expert md.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
Thank
3 doctors agree
In brief: See a neurologist.
There are many ways to treat acute as well as prophylactic treatment.
See a neurologist. Treatment is individualized and is sometimes on trial and error base.

In brief: See a neurologist.
There are many ways to treat acute as well as prophylactic treatment.
See a neurologist. Treatment is individualized and is sometimes on trial and error base.
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Thank
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