CH Migraine. (Thanks Dave H.)

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Posted by drummer ( on April 30, 2000 at 22:28:19:

Dave H found this table at I changed it a bit, based on discussions and posts that I've seen on this message board over the past year, or so. I basically just lowered the 'age at onset' from 27 to 20. I also increased the 'duration of attacks' from (15min to 3hrs) to (30mins to 4hrs). I just thought it might be helpful for someone who happened accross with a 'headache'. I must admit - I don't know a whole lot about Migraines. I didn't change that part of the table. What thinkest you? I can change/add or delete anything ya want. Then I could post this to new guys and gals. Just a thought.


Cluster Headache

Migraine Headache

Patient genderUsually maleUsually female
Age at onset20 to 30 years old17 to 20 years old
Frequency of attacks1 to 8/day1 to 4/month
Duration of attacks30 min. to 4 Hrs.4 to 72 Hrs.
Intensity of painExcruciatingModerate to severe
Location of painStrictly unilateralUnilateral or bilateral
Incidence of associated nausea and vomitingRareCommon
Incidence of attacks awakening patient from sleepCommonRare
Characteristic behaviorPatient cannot remain still during severe attackPatient prefers hibernation

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