Cluster headaches are very painful. They happen on one side of the head and usually occur in groups, or clusters, over weeks or months. This type of headache often starts at night and can last for 30 minutes to several hours. You may have a stuffy nose and watery eyes during the headaches. The cause of cluster headaches is not known.
Medicine may help prevent cluster headaches. You also can try to avoid things that trigger your headaches.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: October 14, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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