For those who do not know, as I didn'tknow, this is a condition that causes migraine headaches to fire off in one spot and like a seizure flips the brain out of control they trigger a chain of mini migraines that feel like 1 solid bad one. This is hard to diagnose because they have to "catch" it and they don't always know where to look. It also can trigger phantom like pains or events in other parts of the body, lime I loose vision, get weak leg, and get pins & needles in my feet.
I have had similar issues and generally get migraines/cluster headaches 2-3 times a week. My cervical spine is so horrendous that they have attributed mine to that. I'm so sorry you are suffering... I hope that you get some relief. Darvocet is the drug that is made for migraines but you have to see if your doctor feels it's safe for you. Best of luck to you... Keep me posted. Merry Christmas
Injecting Sumatriptan at start of an attack usually stops them instantly - catch is each injection costs about £30 or equivalent so getting medics to prescribe it takes force sometimes...! I used about £22,000 worth (thank you, NHS!) over the 2 yrs I was getting 2 attacks a day like clockwork. The nasal spray might work but isn't licensed for cluster headaches, injections are. Oxygen at 15L/min on non-rebreathing mask also works for most people but again you have to catch the attack in first 10 mins.
I was having migraines on a daily basis until early this year. That's when I finished a 2 year regimen of Epidural Steroid Injections, between the C7-T1 levels; I got 3 injections a year. I still have disc related headaches on a weekly basis, but my migraines have reduced to 1-2 in a 3 month period. I hope you can find something that works for you and soon, because 1 migraine is one too many. Best wishes!
I'm hoping to get injectable triptans (sumatriptan or zolmitriptan) I've been on sumatriptan tablets and zolmitriptan nasal spray for a while but it doesn't work anymore. I'm also going to try to get oxygen at 15 litres per minute with a non rebreathing mask but I've asked before. It's hard to get still trying years down
The problem is some GP's (like mine) don't believe in cluster headaches. They believe it is just bad migraines so give you migraine treatment. If this happens like it is with me consider getting more feisty and proactive but remember to still be at least partially diplomatic