Cluster Headaches Cluster headaches are among the most painful, and least common, of all headaches. The pain can be so excruciating that they are sometimes referred to as "suicide headaches." Their signature is a pattern of periodic cycles ("clusters") of headache attacks, which may be either: Episodic . Attacks occur regularly for 1 week to 1 year, separated by long pain-free periods that last at least 1 month. Between 80 - 90% of patients have episodic cycles. A significant number of people who experience a first cluster attack do not have another one. Chronic . Attacks occur regularly for more than 1 year, with pain-free periods lasting less than 1 month. Between 10 - 20% of patients have chronic cluster headaches. The chronic form is very difficult to treat. Typical Cluster Cycles Timing of an Attack. Cluster headache attacks tend to occur with great regularity at the same time of day. (For this reason, cluster headaches are sometimes referred to as "alarm clock" headaches.) About 75% of...
hi my name is angelique and ive been waking up with headaches for a few weeks bow but not only does my head hurt my left eye ball feels very dry its feel as if the back of my eye ball is dry does that mean anything im kinda scared to go to the doctors. angelique.
We understand being scared to go to the doctor, but really, not going to the doctor should be more frightening.
Your symptoms could mean many things - Migraine or another headache disorder, an issue with your eye, or many other things.
Waking with a headache is often an indication that there are problems with your sleep - too much sleep, too little sleep, an irregular sleep schedule, disrupted sleep, or poor quality sleep. Take a look at Migraines, Headaches, and Sleep .
It truly is important for you to see your doctor to find out what these symptoms mean and get proper treatment. Because answe...
Cluster headaches are often said to be the most painful of all headaches. They have been described as "boring," bearing, burning," "like a hot poker in the eye," and as "suicide headaches." The use of high dose verapamil has become increasingly common for the prevention of CH, with higher doses than used for heart conditions and hypertension needed. Side effects include atrioventricular block and bradycardia, although how frequently they occur in CH patients is not clear. There are no formal guidelines for the use of verapamil for CH. The authors of this study have developed a protocol, keeping in mind the potential for cardiac complications and reviewed the use of the protocol and the changes seen in EKG readings. Read High Dose Verapamil Problematic in Cluster Headache Treatment
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