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    Cluster Headaches from Post Concussion
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    beautifulbuffalo posted:
    I am not prone to headaches ever in my life, until I had a car accident in 6/2010. I had a severe consussion. Now I have cluster headaches. The headaches are mostly on my right side starting in my temples and going down into my eye giving me stabbing pain in my eye. I'm 47 years old and never had headaches prior to my car accident.

    What medication can I take for my headaches? I sure have taken many many pain meds. I don't want to take this med and that med, I would like to take one med that will help/

    Instead of pain meds I was told by my Dr. to take 4000mg of Tylonal a day along with 1800mg of advil a day.
     
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    Lainey_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi BeautifulBuffalo,

    Welcome to the community, please feel free to join our discussions and post. I am sorry you are in pain and hope you find relief soon.

    Have you seen a neurologist yet?
    Pain is temporary. It may last a minute or an hour or a day or a year but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. Lance Armstrong
     
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    beautifulbuffalo replied to Lainey_WebMD_Staff's response:
    Yes I have seen a neurologist. He said the cluster headaches as he calls them are from the post concussion. I also have numbness and tingling in my face and he also said that was from my post concussion.

    Something I just have to deal with I guess.
     
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    Lainey_WebMD_Staff replied to beautifulbuffalo's response:
    Hi BeautifulBuffalo,

    I found some information about Post-Concussion Migraines . You can talk to your doctor about other medication options if your migraines get out of control.

    Here is a great discussion that you might be interested in too: Post Concussion Headaches

    Let me know if you need more information or just need to vent. We are here to share our experiences and offer support.

    Soft hugs,

    Lainey
    Pain is temporary. It may last a minute or an hour or a day or a year but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. Lance Armstrong
     
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    onlyamemory responded:
    Post concusion HAs and cluster HAs are deffinately not the same thing,although many cluster sufferers started out with some kind of injury.You need to find a doctor who really understand clusters.

    I'm not sure if this is allowed and I'm sorry if I'm out of line.
    at clusterheadaches.com there is a cluster quiz and more information than you are likely to find anywhere else in one place.

    I'm a clusterhead too and will be glad to help you in any way I can.
     
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    susieq729 responded:
    I was recently hopitalized with a 7 week long cluster migraine . Your Doctor should try DHE-45. This medications was used alot in the past for the treatment of migraines but is not used not used as much now with all the new meds that have come out. The Doctor tried so so many different meds on me and this one worked wonders after a couple of doses I was able to be released from the hospital. Now I take Topamax to prevent the migraines from reoccurring , 100 mg. in the morning and 100 mg. at bedtime. After the headache went away the doctor was able to determine that i also had a concussion and that the cluster migraine was masking the symptoms. Hope this info is helpful to you.
     
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    vskvortsova replied to beautifulbuffalo's response:
    A little bit of a late response (6 years)...haha but Toradol is my miracle. I have suffered from severe cluster headaches post concussion when I was 15 and Toradol has saved me from the worst moments. I only take it as a last resort but it gets rid of it within an hour. Mine last 14-38 hours so it can become unbearable at times.


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