My Cluster Headache Hell!

Over, I would say, the last 1.5-2 years I have regularly begun to experience what the doctor has diagnosed as Cluster Headaches. The NHS describes them as ‘Cluster headaches are excruciating attacks of pain in one side of the head, often felt behind the eye’ but that is an understatement. For me they usually happen around 3-4am every 1-2 months. within the ‘attack’ period I wake up and have usually been sleeping on right-hand my side. The pain usually keeps me awake for an about an hour in which time I cannot sleep, my eye waters, i’m in severe pain and it feels like someone has stabbed me behind the eye and my eye is going to pop out (i’ve even woke up and looked in the mirror before to see if it has!), actually the NHS also describes them as suicidal headaches… because of obvious reasons.

Mine doesn’t seem to be triggered by anything but I wondered if anyone else suffers them? I have seen lots of websites and forums where people are talking about them but if any of my readers have suffered them first hand or know anyone that does I would love to talk to them.

Leave comments here or email me at if you do suffer, i’m sure i’m not alone. Here is some information I found online aboutcluster headaches:



Priya Mulji


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