Clusters Migraines

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Posted by Dave H ( on April 29, 2000 at 19:45:16:

I have seen a number of posts about the differences between
Clusters & Migraines. I found this while surfing today.


Key Features that Distinguish Cluster from Migraine Headaches

Page by: E.J. Mayeaux, Jr., M.D.
Louisiana State University Medical Center Shreveport, Louisiana

Feature------------------------Cluster headache------Migraine headache

Patient gender-----------------Usually male----------Usually female

Age at onset-------------------27 to 30--------------17 to 20

Frequency of attacks-----------1 to 8/d--------------1 to 4/mo

Duration of attacks------------15 min to 3 h---------4 to 72 Min

Intensity of pain--------------Excruciating----------Moderate to severe

Location of pain---------------Strictly unilateral---Unilateral or bilateral

Incidence of associated--------Rare------------------Common
nausea and vomiting

Incidence of attacks-----------Common----------------Rare
awakening patient from sleep

Characteristic behavior--------Patient cannot--------Patient prefers
during severe attack-----------remain still----------hibernation

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