New CH sufferer

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Posted by Alisha ( on August 17, 2000 at 14:42:56:

My neurologist just diagnosed me as having clusters and has put me on 240 mg of Varapamil daily. I also have been taught how to self inject myself with Imitrex. My cycle started July 10th and is still going strong. I'm new to this. How long will this damn thing last?!?!?!? My doctor didn't have many answers for me unfortunately. I'm miserable to say the very least. What makes matters worse is that I have a 15 month-old son who is the love of my life. I feel as though I have lost an entire month with him because of the cluster. And I resent that. My husband is very supportive and takes care of both my son and I when I get a severe CH. But I still feel like a horrible mother (and wife) at times because I'm not spending the time that I should with my son because I'm too busy banging my head against the wall (literally)trying to make the "ice-pick" pain go away. Will this ever get better? Will this cycle ever end? Will I continue to have headaches even while on the Varapamil? Or is my dose not yet strong enough? Please help me. I'm desperate for answers....

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