Posted by Chana (184.108.40.206) on March 27, 2000 at 10:38:29:
In Reply to: Important info posted by Todd on March 26, 2000 at 08:08:14:
The HA I had which lasted nearly 6 hours, did not have any measurable breaks in between. Basically the pain would seem to remit, as though it was going to stop, and then several minutes later it would recur. It was probably one of the worst cluster attacks I'd ever had, because of the high pain scale and the length.
Having been a migraine sufferer since childhood, I definately know the difference between the two types of Headaches . It's kinda like childbirth, you had to have been there to really know what it felt like.
And while literature states that CHs are usually not more than two, maybe three hours tops, keep in mind that this is merely a guidline, but does not account for HAs that do not follow the rules.
I believe that for every rule about clusters, there is an exception to that rule , as proven by this message board.
We should not, as fellow sufferers, automatically assume that someone is not having a cluster attack, because of the length or some other variance.
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