Clusterbusters Annual Cluster Headache Patient Conference

Clusterbusters Annual Cluster Headache Patient Conference

There are few times in life where you walk into a room of strangers and immediately feel like they’re your family. That’s the impression of cluster headache patients who come to the annual Clusterbusters conferences. This disease is debilitating, and…

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Reader's Mail: Postherpetic Pain Requires Skilled Medical Care

Reader's Mail: Postherpetic Pain Requires Skilled Medical Care

Q. I’m starting to notice a couple of changes with my migraines and wonder if these are common. One is that I am getting mini-cluster headaches once or twice a day, 2 or 3 days before a big migraine attack,…

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Reader's Mail: Nighttime Headache Requires Proper Diagnosis for Treatment

Reader's Mail: Nighttime Headache Requires Proper Diagnosis for Treatment

Q. Is it normal to get the majority of my headaches during sleep? I can go to bed feeling fine and will wake to a horrible pounding headache within 3 to 4 hours of falling asleep.  I’m not sure what to…

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Reader's Mail: Daily Headache May Be Migraine Variant

Reader's Mail: Daily Headache May Be Migraine Variant

Q. I feel like every afternoon around the same time I experience a burning sensation that begins at the right side of my forehead and crosses to the left side. It surrounds my eyebrows and eyelids. It’s not dissimilar from the…

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Cluster Headache

Cluster Headache

Cluster headache refers to the characteristic grouping or clustering of attacks. Cluster headaches may also be known as histamine headache, red migraine, Horton’s headache, and cephalalgia or sphenopalatine neuralgia. The headache periods can last several weeks or months, and then…

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Sexual Activity Brings Headache Relief to Some

Sexual Activity Brings Headache Relief to Some

Migraine made bigger than usual headlines recently after a study indicating that sex may be helpful in relieving migraine pain appeared in the journal Cephalalgia. While some of the headlines were clearly meant to grab attention, the science behind the…

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Reader's Mail: Appropriate Diagnosis Is Key to Solving Health Problems

Reader's Mail: Appropriate Diagnosis Is Key to Solving Health Problems

Q. For the past year, off and on, and for the past three months continuously, I have had headache/dizziness related to the sensation of clogged ears. Per the advice of an ear, nose and throat specialist, I  do a saline sinus…

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Reader's Mail: Deep Brain Stimulation Shows Promise for Some Patients

Reader's Mail: Deep Brain Stimulation Shows Promise for Some Patients

Q. My son suffers from terrible cluster headaches. I read about a rechargeable battery-powered electrode device that is the size of a matchstick and is being called the latest headache cure. When implanted in the back of the neck, it…

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Sharing My Headache Story with NHF – Synder

Sharing My Headache Story with NHF – Synder

I’ve had my headaches as long as I can remember and I am now 70. About 25 years ago, I went to a headache clinic at the University of Utah, where they diagnosed me with multiple headache syndrome, (vascular, Cluster,…

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Sharing My Headache Story with NHF – Kimberlee

Sharing My Headache Story with NHF – Kimberlee

I have suffered migraine headaches with severe neck pain for 36 years. I started getting headaches at age 12, and I’ve been diagnosed with migraine, cluster, tension and rebound headaches. I have tried diet, biofeedback, meditation, massage, chiropractic care, Reiki,…

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Smoking May Trigger Eye and Nose Symptoms with Migraine

Smoking May Trigger Eye and Nose Symptoms with Migraine

If smoking cigarettes can trigger cluster headaches with its symptoms of red and runny eyes and nose, could smoking also activate those same symptoms in people with migraine? That’s the question Todd D. Rosen, MD asked when he analyzed information…

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Sharing My Headache Story with NHF – Wayne

Sharing My Headache Story with NHF – Wayne

I’m 75 year old disabled Veteran and I started having headaches in 1957 while in my early 20’s. They tended to come in “clusters of migraine.” Sometimes I had enough of a warning to head them off. In my case,…

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