Posted by Hal (220.127.116.11) on November 15, 1999 at 21:37:46:
In Reply to: What I thought was a toothache was really a CLUSTER HEADACHE posted by Twila on November 15, 1999 at 15:38:36:
For me, the cluster toothache is only a warning that a cluster cycle is beginning. I wasted a lot of money on dentists before I realized this. Once, I got an eyeache as a warning and wasted money on a trip to the ophthalmologist. In addition to the full-blown eye-horror, I also have the pain in my cheek and in my teeth, but not all three places at the same time; itís sequential - thank God for small favors. The pain travels up and down the side of my face: in the eye for a while, in the cheek for a while, in the teeth for a while, back into the cheek, etc Itís impossible for me to decide which location is the worst. Whichever place the pain is in, I always wish that it was in some other place and then, when it goes to another place, I end up wishing that I had left well-enough alone.
For some of us, there is a reward: the cluster high, which you refer to as a drained feeling. To me, itís more like nodding off than going to sleep. I couldnít stay awake if I tried. When the high isnít so strong, it just leaves me feeling really good, so that I can go to work even after being up all night in cluster agony.
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