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trsixy
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Indomethacin
Jan 2nd, 2018 at 11:33pm
 
Started Indomethacin this week, no change so far. I've had regular headaches for 40 years, the clusters started 5 0r 6 years ago. Not sure if he gave me this med for cluster o . I'll post up after i see if the Indomethacin helps at all.
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Re: Indomethacin
Reply #1 - Jan 3rd, 2018 at 6:33am
 
If the Indomethacin works, itís unlikely you have Cluster Headaches.

Your Neurologist should know this.

Have you looked into the D3 Regimen at all? It has made significant improvements in the lives of 80% of those of us who use it.

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Re: Indomethacin
Reply #2 - Jan 3rd, 2018 at 6:42am
 
Indomethicin is a wonderful medication that creates miracles for people suffering certain types of headaches.† (I love the stuff.)†

Sadly it does remarkably little for Cluster Headaches other than to suggest that, if it does work, you may well have a completely different type of headache that really is quite manageable.

Importantly,† and it's real important,† you should have been prescribed a second pill to take along with the Indo that will protect your tummy.† Be sure to take it.

Please let us know how you're getting on because we really do care and will help in any way we can.

Cheers and beers,

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Reply #3 - Jan 3rd, 2018 at 11:18am
 
I agree with Peter and Brian.  Indomethicin is great for another painful headache type, but does not work for CH.
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Reply #4 - Yesterday at 11:14am
 
AussieBrian wrote on Jan 3rd, 2018 at 6:42am:
Indomethicin is a wonderful medication that creates miracles for people suffering certain types of headaches.† (I love the stuff.)†

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Hi Brian, can I be really nosy and ask if you have CH and another headache type?† I used to have typical ECH but it's changed.† I'm in almost continuous pain these days.† I do get pain-free spells but they are rarely longer than a few hours.† I get what seem to be very mild CH attacks but it isn't like it used to be and a lot of the time it is just a steady pain.† My neuro wondered about HC but felt it couldn't be that because I get occasional pain-free spells.† So to date, I haven't tried Indomethicin but I wonder if I should push for it.
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Reply #5 - Yesterday at 6:59pm
 
Whilst I'm not Brian, I do have a collection of headaches. The combination of several can make it complex for even headache specialists to sometimes work out quite what symptom(s) belong to which headache type(s).

This is where you really do need to work with your neuro as you'll find by looking at the IHS diagnostic criteria for the different headache types (Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register), for example for primary stabbing headache (to use something other than CH):

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Diagnostic criteria:
A. Head pain occurring spontaneously as a single stab or series of stabs and fulfilling criteria B-D
B. Each stab lasts for up to a few seconds
C. Stabs recur with irregular frequency, from one to many per day
D. No cranial autonomic symptoms
E. Not better accounted for by another ICHD-3 diagnosis.


All the ones I've looked at and probably all have the last line. It is reasonably straightforward to tick off the first few which rely on symptoms being present, but the last one is where the skills of a headache specialist come in.
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Re: Indomethacin
Reply #6 - Yesterday at 9:51pm
 
G'day, Joe, and I don't think for a moment that you're being nosey.† The only way to find anything out is to ask and that's why so many of us are here.

Yes, certainly I have the joy of CH along with another type of headache thrown in just for fun.† Happily the other one reacts well to Indomethicin even if it's hardly an immediate cure like they say in the pamphlet.

It's long been my personal belief that anyone seeking a headache diagnosis should be offered the option of a 7-10 day trial of the stuff just to see if does any good but as our mate Mike rightly says, all of this must be done in consultation with a trained professional.

As to those very mild attacks that seem to last forever, I sometimes got them after a particularly long and brutal cycle as though my entire brainbox had been bruised for life.† I found that a half dose of paracetamol-codiene, washed down with a serious cup of coffee, would certainly take the edge things off but always being careful to protect the old tummy.

Again, these are purely personal opinions but it worked for me for a long time.

Full steam ahead and damn the torpedoes!

Brian down under.

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