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Cluster headache triggers

Every cluster headache sufferer will tell you that there are things that trigger a cluster headache attack in his or her active period. Those cluster headache triggers aren’t the same for everyone, but we can give you the more common triggers so you could learn to identify the things that start an attack with you. Seasonal Variation The most common trigger for cluster headaches is the...

Cluster headache risk factors

While the specific risk factors for developing cluster headache are presently unknown, there are some common traits among many patients who have cluster headache, though a direct cause-and-effect has not been established. Lifestyle factors, including smoking There is a very high association between smoking and cluster headache. Many physicians feel that you almost have to be a cigarette...

Cluster headache symptoms

The pain of a cluster headache commences quickly, without warning, and reaches a crescendo within 2 to 15 minutes.  It is often excruciating in intensity, and is deep, nonfluctuating, and explosive in quality; only occasionally is it pulsatile.   In addition, 10 to 20 percent of patients report superimposed paroxysms of stabbing, icepick-like pains in the periorbital region that last...

Cluster headache facts

Cluster headaches consist of attacks of severe one-sided pain in the head. It is sometimes called migrainous neuralgia. Each attack develops suddenly, usually without any warning. Typically, you feel the pain mainly in or around one eye or temple. The word cluster is used because these headaches typically come in groups or bunches. A person may have several headaches a day for weeks or months,...
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