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Posted by Mark ( on September 13, 1999 at 03:26:09:

In Reply to: Explanation --PLease read posted by Claudette on September 13, 1999 at 01:00:14:

It sounds to me like you are confused.
You say it was your "understanding" that the term Cluster Migraine could be used for people like you who "have a ch and it lasts so many hours it is a combo of both".
In another post you stated "Some of us don't know what the hell we have as far as a name. But does that really matter? yes, as far as diagnosing, but after that??"
And yet another where you posted "My neuro at the time, said if it (Zomig?) didn't work, I did not have migraines. RIGHT , I don't. I have Cluster headaches."
Regardless of all that, I am here to tell you there is no EXACT or SET time limit for a CH. In MOST cases the attack lasts 1 hr. or less that's a given, but there are those times when the pain continues on for hours, maybe not the INTENSE pain, but a lingering 'residue' of sorts. This in no way means that my CH has "morphed" & now become a migraine. It just means my biological make-up is unique to me and me alone. Thus the attack will sometimes be different or unique.
To call your attacks 'cluster migraine' or 'migraine cluster' or whatever is for you to decide, but in my humble opinion you would be better served explaining to a Dr. your ACTUAL condition/symptoms & see what he has to say about it.

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