The study subjects used daily diaries to record cluster headache
attacks, medication use, and adverse effects for 90 days.
Clinicians should address substance use when caring for patients with cluster headaches
, in order to prevent complications from drug use and potential interactions with prescription medications, Dr.
About half of the patients, who had a decades-long history of cluster headaches
, experienced close to a 90% reduction in attack frequency.
occur on one side of the head, and the pain is sudden, piercing, and extremely severe--however, it is short-lived, with headaches typically lasting from 15 to 180 minutes.
is one of the worst pain conditions known to medical science and has few preventative treatment options, many of which have severe side effects.
They had a mean disease duration of 10 years and averaged 17 cluster headaches
per week but ranged from 4 to 70 attacks per week.
In fact, the most up-to-date research on cluster headaches
reveals that they are more similar to migraine than previously thought.
The former Harry Potter star first revealed he was suffering from cluster headaches
in 2012, when he was forced to cancel several work commitments due to the condition.
As the name suggests, cluster headaches
occur close in proximity and often throughout a day, on average, lasting 30 minutes to three hours.
may develop due to the weak inhibitory activity of the drug on PDE-6 and -11, in addition to strong inhibitory effects on PDE-5.
Types of headache include tension headache, sinus headache, migraine headache, and cluster headache
," says Camelia Davtyan, MD, clinical professor of general internal medicine and health services research at the David Geffen School of Medicine.
are characterized by acute and disabling pain around and behind the eye.