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I've got cluster headache. Now what?

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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management
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There are a number of treatments for cluster headache.
First of all, preventive treatments are the first thing. Sometimes inhaling high concentrations of oxygen will stop a cluster. Also, triptan medication is effective for some people. There are a number of different approaches to preventing cluster headache.

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There are a number of treatments for cluster headache.
First of all, preventive treatments are the first thing. Sometimes inhaling high concentrations of oxygen will stop a cluster. Also, triptan medication is effective for some people. There are a number of different approaches to preventing cluster headache.
Dr. James Marx
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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
2 doctors agree

In brief: Get the right meds

It is most important that the type of headache be accurately identified.
Cluster headaches are the most severe pain that exists, + don't respond to typical pain medication. Two approaches are used. The first, uses "triptan" drugs, +/or inhaled oxygen to immediately turn off the headache. The second, uses other meds (verapamil or steroids or lithium or topiramate) to interrupt the entire cluster.

In brief: Get the right meds

It is most important that the type of headache be accurately identified.
Cluster headaches are the most severe pain that exists, + don't respond to typical pain medication. Two approaches are used. The first, uses "triptan" drugs, +/or inhaled oxygen to immediately turn off the headache. The second, uses other meds (verapamil or steroids or lithium or topiramate) to interrupt the entire cluster.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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