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Could you tell me what happens during cluster headaches?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
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In brief: Cluster headache

Cluster headache is the most painful of all the primary headache disorders.
Because of the intense pain, cluster patients often pace the floor or bang their heads during headache episodes while rubbing or holding the painful site in any attempt to distract themselves from the pain. They are agitated and restless in contrast to a migraineur who prefers to lie down, usually in a darkened room.

In brief: Cluster headache

Cluster headache is the most painful of all the primary headache disorders.
Because of the intense pain, cluster patients often pace the floor or bang their heads during headache episodes while rubbing or holding the painful site in any attempt to distract themselves from the pain. They are agitated and restless in contrast to a migraineur who prefers to lie down, usually in a darkened room.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management
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In brief: Good question

Scientists do not know exactly what causes cluster headaches, but they appear to be related to the body's sudden release of histamine or serotonin.
A problem in a small area at the base of the brain called the hypothalamus may be involved.http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000786.htm.

In brief: Good question

Scientists do not know exactly what causes cluster headaches, but they appear to be related to the body's sudden release of histamine or serotonin.
A problem in a small area at the base of the brain called the hypothalamus may be involved.http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000786.htm.
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