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Posted by Xanthro ( on January 09, 2002 at 15:14:08:

In Reply to: Welcome Xanthro posted by BobG on January 09, 2002 at 14:59:29:

A couple things about my attacks seem to be different than most, though I had to answer yes to all the CH sypmton but the pain dying down suddenly.

The attack almost always lasts all day, with spikes of pain. I've only gotten them a couple of times during they day, the rest of the time I wake up with an attack.

My doctor actually called them cluster migraines and said it was uncommon for them to go away.

Other people want to hit bang their heads, while I get this feeling, it only makes the pain worse if I move around too much. Like migraine suffers, I try to avoid light and sound during an attack.

I've often descibed the pain as a pressure behind the eye that is so intense that it feels like your eye is going to pop out and fly across the room, and that would be a good thing because the pressure is gone.

For me I wake up with this pressure, and it will have bouts of feeling worse during the day, while the underlying pressure itself will either increase or decrease depending on how bad the attack is. It's always a gradual change of pain except for the pain spikes, and those are usually very short in the neigborhood of 5 minutes or so.


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