Symptoms of Cluster headache
Symptoms of Cluster headache: Introduction
Symptoms of a cluster headache include a severe and recurring headache that occurs on one side of the head and is often focused in and around the eye. Cluster headaches generally start suddenly and occur in "clusters" of episodes that recur over days or weeks. Each episode can last from 15 minutes to several hours. These episodes recur regularly for several days up to several weeks. The cluster of headaches then disappears and may not recur for weeks, months, or years.
Additional symptoms of cluster headaches can affect the eye and nose as well. The eye may become red and watery and drooping of the eyelid can occur. The nose can also become runny, or it can be stuffy. . Restlessness and anxiety can also occur.
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Symptoms of Cluster headache
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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Cluster headache:
Cluster headaches, named for their
repeated occurrence over weeks or months at roughly the same time of day
or night in clusters, begin as a minor pain around one eye, eventually
spreading to that side of the face. The pain quickly intensifies,
compelling the victim to pace the floor or rock in a chair. "You can't lie
down, you're fidgety," explains a cluster patient. "The pain is
unbearable." Other symptoms include a stuffed and runny nose and a droopy
eyelid over a red and tearing eye. (Source: excerpt from Headache -- Hope Through Research: NINDS)
Cluster headache as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions
When considering symptoms of Cluster headache, it is also important to consider Cluster headache as a possible cause of other medical conditions.
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Cluster headache: Onset and Incubation
Onset of Cluster headache: It affects approximately 0.1% of the population, and men are more commonly affected than women.
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