Do You Understand Cluster Headaches?

Chris Regal | May 7, 2012

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A single cluster headache usually lasts how long?
  1. 1 15 to 180 minutes.
  2. 0 10 to 60 minutes.
  3. 0 15 to 30 minutes.
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  1. A single cluster headache usually lasts how long?

    Correct Answer: 15 to 180 minutes.

    The correct answer is 15 to 180 minutes.

  2. Which diagnostic tests can be used to confirm that someone has cluster headaches?

    Correct Answer: Reviewing medical history, discussing symptoms, examining the patient, and ruling out other causes

    The correct answer is cluster headache is diagnosed by reviewing medical history, discussing symptoms, examining the patient, and ruling out other causes of the symtpoms.

  3. In which gender do cluster headaches occur more frequently?

    Correct Answer: Men

    Cluster headaches are more common in men by a ratio of 2:1.

  4. Cluster headaches often have ipsilateral symptoms. Where do these ipsilateral symptoms occur?

    Correct Answer: On the same side of the head as the headache.

    Ipsilateral means that the symptoms occur on the same side of the head as the headache.

  5. Which is most likely to be characteristic of what someone wants and needs during a cluster headache?

    Correct Answer: Being restless or agitated and wanting to keep moving.

    Cluster sufferers are most likely to be restless or agitated and want to keep moving.

  6. Which of the following is NOT commonly used to treat a cluster headache when it occurs?

    Correct Answer: acetaminophen with codeine

    The correct answer is acetaminophen with codeine.