Dunno for sure (gotta see a doc).. BUT sure sounds like it..

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Posted by Dave ( on June 06, 2001 at 23:56:55:

In Reply to: I don't know for sure but... posted by Jackie L. on June 06, 2001 at 23:50:10:


Thanks for the reply (quick!)

Have to go see a doc, but my symptoms sure sound like a cluster:

- severe pain centered in right eye 5-10 minutes after onset. Like an ice pick. Throbs / sharp stabbing pains throughout the episode.

- right eye closes. Weepy eye. Light sensitive.

- complete congestion of right nostril

- can't sit still. Dark room is good, but still have to pace or rock back/forth.

- alcohol almost always causes onset of symptoms

- Coffee abates symptoms somewhat. (Hence the Excedrin treatment)

- Get them typically daily, for weeks. Then, they go away for 12-18-24 months. Don't SEEM to be seasonal, but not sure. (Have to start keeping a log)

- Been getting them for at least 5 years, although I used to think they were related to sinus.

-- Dave

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