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Posted by Bob P ( on December 14, 2001 at 13:25:04:

In Reply to: does not a cluster make? posted by Suski on December 14, 2001 at 12:54:35:

The diagnostic criteria for cluster headache says:

Attacks of severe strictly unilateral (one side of the head) pain orbitally (in the eye), supraorbitally (around the eye) and or temporally, lasting 15-180 minutes and occurring from once every other day to 8 times a day.

Also says the last for "a period of 7 days to one year."

So if you're getting one episode every month and it lasts a couple of days, it doesn't meet the criteria for clusters.

Maybe if you explain what your headache/s are like, we can help. We know they are once a month and last a couple of days. Is that one headache for a couple of days or multiple headaches for a couple of days?

Do they hit your whole head or only half of your head?

What part of your head hurts?

Is the pain sharp or throbbing?

Anything else you can share.

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