Cluster Headache - Symptoms

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Published: June 24

My symptoms are always the same every year at the same time (May – July) since I was 28 years old. At first my heart rate increases and then a teardrop slides down, and my nose get stuffy. Once I'm warned, the pain starts and my left eyebrow feels like it is being hit with a baseball bat. Sometimes the pain is also in my left temple, but mostly in my left eye eyebrow and socket. The pain lasts anywhere from 10 minutes to 1.5 hours (the 1.5 hours was ambulance/hospital stay). Once the pain decreases, the left side of my face goes numb, almost paralysis like for a few minutes. .

Published: December 05

My symptoms are right sided nasal congestion, nasal dripping, cheek, side of nose and orbital pain, tinnitus, and a frothy discharge from my eye. My cluster headaches started in October seven years ago. I thought it was some sort of tooth ache because they were pretty much continuous. It lasted a couple of weeks, stopped and reappeared in March. Since then I have them continuously. I used aspirin for a year before it worked for me. The best treatment that I have had was Lidocaine injections..