They're so bad that some people refer to them as "suicide headaches."
The headache was an unwanted guest. And my unwanted guest was a serial killer with an ice pick...
Cluster headaches arrive like unexpected guests, albeit with some warning signs, so a patient could go a year or much longer without one. It sometimes fools them into believing they’re in remission. The reality, though, is they’re not. It’s almost as if their brain lies on a fault line and it’s unpredictable when these headaches will erupt.
The rare "suicide headache" is lesser-known than migraines, widely misunderstood, and often described as the worst pain known to humans. Psychedelic drugs are being explored as a treatment, but research is still scarce.
I never give up or give in. Giving up is not an option for me. If i haven't made it to the top it is because I am still climbing. Never look down on a person unless your hand is out helping them up.
It’s 5:30 in the morning on a Friday, and I’m rolling a massive joint with one eye open. On my desk is a fresh cup of green tea with two tea bags, and tossed onto the bed is my phone with several Safari pages open to the term cluster headache. I am in a manic tailspin of despair. Pretty soon, the headache will take the vision in my right eye. (It’s already seized my left.) Soon after that, I’ll be utterly crippled. I focus intently on rolling the joint.
"We can either just live in pain or we can try and fix it ourselves."
Cluster headaches often top online ‘most painful’ lists, beating gunshot wounds, childbirth and amputation without anaesthetic. What is it like to have ‘the beast’ inside your head? One sufferer shares his story
“Cluster headaches are debilitating, even for the toughest of individuals,” Dr. Weber says. “But they’re also very treatable.” Here’s everything you need to know about cluster headaches.
We exist to raise general awareness of Cluster Headache within the medical profession and the general public. We offer support and guidance to sufferers and their families...
Finding relief from cluster headache through research, education, advocacy and support.
The Cluster Headache Support Group, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of patients with cluster headache and other TACs through research, information, advocacy, and compassionate support.
Welcome to Doc's cluster headache journal. This is a place for Doc and Katy to keep a record of his cluster headache cycles and any issues related to that. It also will serve as a resource as Katy works on her documentary film project on cluster headaches.
This is a blog about my life with Cluster Headaches, Chronic "tension type" headaches, Migraines, Trigeminal Neuralgia & newly diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Frankly, I don't have a clue when or where pain the will strike, or what tomorrow has in store.
I have a rare neurological disease called "Cluster Headaches" or more commonly known as "Suicide Headaches" for obvious reasons. I am starting this blog to connect, help and provide assistance to others in need to help.
Cluster headaches occur as attacks of severe, one-sided headaches. Typically, a number of attacks occur over several weeks - a bout (cluster) of attacks. The headaches then usually go for weeks, months or years until a next cluster of headaches develops.