What is an individual once a year CH-quality attack called?

[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Cluster Headaches Messages ]

Posted by Bill McC ( on November 07, 1999 at 22:39:55:

I was talking to a friend, Jeff, last night on the way to the boat. Jeff is 38, ex-heavy drinker, smoker, square face, and otherwise classic CH candidate. I asked him if he ever had headaches, without telling him anything about my CH-experience. He said that he NEVER got a headache, except once a year, usually in the early-early morning, and described a perfect individual CH-attack. He related that this had been going on for maybe 8 to 10 years.

His treatment was to apply a hot washrag to the temple/eye, take a shot of whisky and chug a big soda pop.

He is diabetic, takes lithium, and several other drugs. I was curious as to whether anyone else had heard of these "one-off" HA's, and whether they are related to CH? Perhaps in understanding why someone like him only has one acute attack a year may shed some light on the classic episodic and chronic forms of CH.

Follow Ups:

Post a Followup




Optional Link URL:
Link Title:
Optional Image URL:

[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Cluster Headaches Messages ]