New Onset Headaches - maybe CH?

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Posted by K Floyd ( on October 17, 2000 at 17:30:13:

Hello... I am a "newbie" here. I have been reading alot of the info here on the website
trying to figure out if what I am having is CH. I am posting my story here to see if it sounds
like CH to those of you who experience it.

I have my first headache about 2 1/2 weeks ago. I went from being fine to
having this horrible pounding behind/around my right eye in about 5 minutes.
My eye was watering alot and I had severe sharp pains in my temple as well.
I was not at home when this happened, but as soon as I got home, I went to sleep
for about 2 hrs. Upon waking, the pain was subsided, but not entirely gone.
By the next day though the pain was gone.

The next "episode" started this past Saturday evening, and from the Kip scale,
Saturday was about a 2-3. Sunday got worse and by afternoon was at about a 4-5.
I slept fitfully during the night, finally giving up around 4 am and I just got
up. I sat on the couch and just held my head. Pain around 8-9. I didn't bang it against anything :-),
but I just squeezed it real hard (as if that would make the pain go away.)

Late yesterday (Monday) the pain finally went back down around a 3-4 and I did
sleep last night. The pain was still there when I got up this morning though -
but it's stayed around a 2-3 for most of the day today.

Nothing I have tried taking has helped the pain... Advil / Excedrine Migrane,
Allegra (I thought it was a bad sinus headache at first). Any advice and/or info
you could give me would be greatly appreciated. I've called to get in to the doctor
but it's going to be about a week or so before they can see me unless I go to the

Thanks in advance...

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