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Difference. Between cluster headaches really and migraines ?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Great Question!
Migraines present with severe, throbbing pain, often unilateral, often with sensitivity to light and sound and with nausea and vomiting.
Cluster headaches are also unilateral, often near the eye and/or temple, often accompanied by sweating, tears, runny nose and red eyes. Cluster headaches are often very regular in their timing and can be horribly painful but often respond well to treatment.

In brief: Great Question!
Migraines present with severe, throbbing pain, often unilateral, often with sensitivity to light and sound and with nausea and vomiting.
Cluster headaches are also unilateral, often near the eye and/or temple, often accompanied by sweating, tears, runny nose and red eyes. Cluster headaches are often very regular in their timing and can be horribly painful but often respond well to treatment.
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
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In brief: Migraine or cluster
A migraine headache normally lasts for hours and is associated with nausea, light sensitivity or sound sensitivity.
It tends to feel like pulsating or throbbing. A cluster headache normally lasts for about one hour, tends to occur at the same time every day, and is associated with drooping of the eyelid, tears, nasal congestion, or redness of the eye. It tends to feel like stabbing.

In brief: Migraine or cluster
A migraine headache normally lasts for hours and is associated with nausea, light sensitivity or sound sensitivity.
It tends to feel like pulsating or throbbing. A cluster headache normally lasts for about one hour, tends to occur at the same time every day, and is associated with drooping of the eyelid, tears, nasal congestion, or redness of the eye. It tends to feel like stabbing.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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In brief: Clinical
Both have different clinical features with some overlap.
Let your doctor decide as treatment is different.

In brief: Clinical
Both have different clinical features with some overlap.
Let your doctor decide as treatment is different.
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
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