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Cluster Headache


A cluster headache may cause sharp, severe pain on one side of the head at the temple. The pain may also occur around the eye. The eye and nostril on the affected side of the head may water, and the sufferer may become restless as well. The pain usually lasts between 30 and 60 minutes. The headaches occur frequently for 1 to 3 months, then do not occur again for months or even years, according to Winnie Lim Khoo MD a Neurologist from Manila Philippines.

In contrast to people with migraine headache, perhaps 5-8 times as many men as women have cluster headache. Most people get their first cluster headache at age 25 years, although they may experience their first attacks in their teens to early 50s.

2 types of cluster headache:

Episodic: This type is more common. You may have 2 or 3 headaches a day for about 2 months and not experience another headache for a year. The pattern then will repeat itself.

Chronic: The chronic type behaves similarly but, unfortunately, you get no period of untreated sustained relief

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