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    2-4am migraines / cluster headaches
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    Jeffokada81 posted:
    I am awake now. Like clockwork. Between 2-4am. Onset of a cluster headache. I am searching if anyone has any new methods to avoid these headaches. Fow most who have posted that have the same simptoms, excruciating pain behind the right eye and right temple, thus is no joking matter.

    Normally if I feel ANY sign of this headache coming on, and this may sound weird, I block my left nostril and blow out my right as hard as I can. I will continue to do this for several minutes sometimes. I will also blow out the right side and at the same time block both side as if my ears were plugged and trying to pop them from altitude change.

    I have been driving and out and blowing out my right nostril has saved me so many times now. My doctor has prescribed me imitrex, but usually taking 800mg of ibprofen with 500gb Tylenol helps just before I go to sleep..

    My triggers seem to be a dry sinus about this time every summer. I think blowing out my nose helps because it re-moistens my sinuses. The oddest thing is when I was reading your posts and al lot of us have the EXACT time frame of these headaches.

    Please, if anyone else has any other tips for preventing the onset of headaches, please share! Last year I was able to prevent a full blown headache by the nose blowing method. Now this year it seems to be attacking me in my sleep like so many years before. I was thinking of getting a humidifier for my room and seeing if that helps. The only problem is the heat in the summer.

    It's 4am now. Pain slowly going away. I seemed to avoid full onset today. I went to the ER on monday just to see if there was anything docs could do since the pain was so unbearable.

    Good luck. Keep posting.
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