Keeping it simple. Too much controversy. :-)

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Posted by drummer ( on May 01, 2000 at 18:56:41:

In Reply to: Clusters Light, etc. posted by Dave H on May 01, 2000 at 18:37:29:


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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