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(Message started by: blakester on Feb 28th, 2004, 7:03pm)

Title: One long week
Post by blakester on Feb 28th, 2004, 7:03pm
Hello to everyone  and thanks to for all the information on CH. I guess like everyone else, I just thought I was having a "regular" headache, the stress, tension sinus variety, until I realized my sinuses were not stopped up and I have nothing to be stressed about.  The first one hit me last Thursday at 2am and have been reoccuring at about the same time every night. Had one at work and finally called my doctor. That was Wednesday morning and his diagnosis was Cluster Headaches, I thought ok, give me something to take, I'll go home and things will be back to normal....Wrong!!

With the exception of Thursday night/Friday morning they have occuring more regularly. After a 4pm attack today I started looking for more information online and found  

First thing Monday I'm calling the doc for a referral to see a specialist.

Thanks for a great site.


Title: Re: One long week
Post by BobG on Feb 28th, 2004, 7:16pm
Hey Blake. Sounds like you're on the right track by getting to a neurologist now. The sooner the better. Read all you can under the buttons on the left side of your screen. That will put you in a good position to know if the specialist knows about clusters. And the more you know the better you can ask questions about your treatment.
Good luck. Let us know how it goes.

Title: Re: One long week
Post by thebbz on Feb 28th, 2004, 7:23pm
Your off to a good start, proper diagnosis is critical NEUROLOGIST!!! Stick to your guns. Don't be afraid of a second opinion, I have been to 4 neuroligists through the years some can be .......frustrating. Dont be afraid to start charting right away. Its all about communication.
Best of luck.  the bbz   John and Joan Bebee

Title: Re: One long week
Post by Giovanni on Feb 29th, 2004, 4:46pm
Hi blakester,

ditto on the above. i would seek out a neuroligist who specializes in headaches.  Hope you find relief soon.



Title: Re: One long week
Post by TxBasslady on Mar 1st, 2004, 1:15am
Welcome to the board, Blakester.

Sorry you are suffering, but it's great that you came here.  Read all the links on the left.....they contain valuable information that you can print out and take with you to the doc.  

Hope you get what you need to wrestle with the beast!

Let us know how you are doing.  Usually someone here round the clock....We're just like Motel 6!   We'll leave the light on for ya!

PF vibes and lots of good wishes to ya,


Title: Re: One long week
Post by amen on Mar 1st, 2004, 5:19pm
Welcome,  your lucky to have been diagnosed so quickly.  For some it takes years.  Just to be on the safe side though you may want to have an MRI done.  Just to rule out anything else.  Good luck to you.  You may want to try some of the OTC treatments first.  Melatonin(sp) is the most common.  Many have found relief from it and it's inexpensive.  Good luck and PF days to ya!

Title: Re: One long week
Post by Tiannia on Mar 1st, 2004, 7:51pm
Welcome, and sorry that you had to find us.  Ask anything, read everything and Stay Strong. You will soon realize that you ave a strength that you never knew you had.

PF Wishes to you,

Title: Re: One long week
Post by Belle on Mar 2nd, 2004, 4:24pm
Hey Blake!

Not much to say that hasn't already been said but welcome to Clusterville.  Hope it's a short cycle and that you find a good doc.

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