Two weeks until Sumatriptan injection refill, only two injections left & a nasty cluster headache on the rise...what to do? To give in, or not to give in to the needle?!?
Stéphane Minéot live @ FNA#3 @Deep Inside, Dijon 160701
Oxygen, Sumatriptan Injection... Nothing seems to work, actually the Sumatriptan Injection took about 10 minutes before the cluster headache went away. Its been a rough week but I keep fighting!
Cluster headaches are the most painful thing known to medical science. They attack multiple times a day for weeks, months and even years. I was diagnosed with them in May 2014. Since then, I have an average of 5 attacks a day, everyday. There is no cure. They are also named suicide headaches because sufferers will do anything to stop the pain.
Cluster headaches consist of attacks of severe one-sided pain in the head. It is sometimes called migrainous neuralgia. Each attack develops suddenly, usually without any warning. Typically, you feel the pain mainly in or around one eye or temple. The pain may spread to other areas on the same side of the head. The pain is sometimes described as burning or boring. One attack lasts 15-180 minutes, but most commonly 45-90 minutes. Attacks may occur from once every two days to eight times a day.