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Nov 23, 2017 3:29 AM

I get cluster headaches (also known as suicide headaches - for a good reason)

I had one 2 hours ago. I took my Sumatriptian shot, hydro and anxity meds. I also breathing oxygen and ice pack on my neck.

I'm now I have a second one... I can't take anymore meds.... I'm drinking caffinated coffee. Because I know meds have caffine in them.

HELP CAN ANYBODY GIVE ME SUGGESTIONS????

Nov 23, 2017 7:58 AM

Have you tried tapping firmly on the area where your head hurts? I don't have cluster headaches but I've had migraines since I was 8, shortly before being diagnosed with a brain tumour. When I get a really bad migraine I take a Tylenol 2 with Codeine, go to a dark room, put an ice pack on my head, and tap with either my fingers or my hand on the area of my head where the headache is coming from. My neurosurgeon suggested the tapping, and said the reason it works for some people is because it confuses the nerve signals and the brain, so the connection between the headache and the feeling is confused or at least partially "broken."

Nov 23, 2017 10:37 AM

Thank you again AmbrielleLyn!!

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