Christine, your symtoms sound nasty but

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Posted by Charlie S ( on December 15, 2000 at 01:47:54:

In Reply to: Hi, I'm new...hoping you can help me decide... posted by Christine on December 14, 2000 at 23:52:28:

every time I've had a cluster attack, the last thing I could consider is sleep. No over-the-counter painkiller I know has any real effect on this horror.

Aren't I correct in believing that the nausea and vision problems are more akin to migraine symtoms?

I've never had them so I'm not one to judge. I do know what a cluster is like and it always beat me out of bed for about half and hour of agony. Going back to sleep became a thing fear during the attacks. I was damned tired but not crazy about facing a round of the things.

Also, in my experience the area of pain is very localized--intense in the extreme--but confined to the area around the left eye. Oddly, Inderal was a successful drug for me but it took a few days for it to grab on.

The people on this board will help you determine what kind of attacks you are having if you let them. We have our fun but we are interested in helping too.

Stay well, Charlie S

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