Posted by Bill (188.8.131.52) on February 04, 2000 at 11:19:47:
In Reply to: Weekend Topic begins! posted by Mrs. Holloman on February 04, 2000 at 07:37:23:
I've had these things since I was a teenager and am now 35. Here we go.
I first get a headache when my cycle starts. It's not a normal headache. It's different and I just know that it's time to start all over again. The headache is small, but painfull. It lasts only a minute or two but it's my definite sign that the party is over and my reality starts.
When a CH(Cluster headache) occurs, I get a pain behind my eye. It lets me know in 2-3 minutes, all hell will break loose and prepare for the worst and expect the best. I normally experience 5-7 pain on the Kip scale. I am episodic and will have a few 8s, a few 9s and a ten (sometimes two). An ER visit is normal. I take medication for these CH. It helps some.
My episodes last longer as I get older, however, the time between episodes gets longer too. Go figure.
I don't have hazel eyes, I don't drink alcohol, I don't smoke.
When a CH happens, my eyelid droops, I get tears running freely, my nose runs, I sweat, I pace, I want to punch things, I am EASILY agitated, I hit my head, I want to scream, I want to get rid of the pain...sometimes with any means.
My headaches last any where from 30 minutes to seven hours. It just depends.
I want to be able to help you understand, but that would require two things.
1. You being with me when a CH happens. People have.
2. You feeling the pain. I would NEVER wish the pain of a CH on anyone.
Welcome to my world.
Bill, another Freek
cause sometimes it's how I feel ;)
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