Cluster Headache

Cluster headache is unilateral and associated with pain behind the eyes, running nose, and watering from the eyes. It is a rare form of a headache, and recurrence is characteristic. The pain occurs periodically at a specific time of the day, generally in the early morning. The pain is severe and lasts for 30-90 minutes. Patients may remain asymptomatic for weeks or months before another headache (cluster) occurs.

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What should I do for throbbing headache due to long working hours?

Query: Hello doctor, I woke up with a throbbing headache. Previously I was alright before going to sleep which was around 2 AM. Lately, I have been sleeping very late due to working at home for long hours. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from throbbing headaches during waking up. Headache which is throbbing in nature may result from the dilation of blood vessels from increased blood flow. Headache is very common in ever...  Read Full »

Do cluster headaches cause blurry vision?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21-year-old. For the past 20 days, I am suffering from a severe headache that affects my left eye (vision becomes blurry). It seems to be very sensitive to light. When I wake up, I am not able to handle myself, and after taking a bath, my headache becomes severe. Kindly help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajendran R. Nayar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You appear to be having a cluster headache. Usually, they are not serious, though it caused a lot of discomforts. Imaging of the brain is required with CT (computed tomography) scan or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) if the pain is very severe, if you have a stiff neck...  Read Full »

Why am I getting severe headache lasting for 15 to 40 minutes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have got a headache two to three times also during the night once or twice. The pain is severe and only in my right temple. The pain lasts for 15 to 40 or so minutes. Pain pills do not work at all. It is not a throbbing pain.   Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The kind of headache you have could be either a cluster headache or a migraine from the description you provided. However, if it is accompanied by other symptoms, like vomiting or neck stiffness or feeling dizzy or visual disturbances then it needs to be further assesse...  Read Full »

What causes cluster headache, eye pain & allergy to light?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having burning eye pain with a cluster headache which usually increases in the afternoon and keep increasing until bedtime. Tightly tying a cloth around my head and eyes covered gives relief. There is a severe allergy to light. Darkness is preferred during the attack. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are most likely suffering from a migraine headache. Eye pain is part of the migraine complex. If you have these episodes you are advised a detailed consultation online or offline with a neurologist. Some initial steps that may help are: Follow a strict schedul...  Read Full »

Can you please review my brain and neck MRIs?

Query: Hi doctor, Can you please review my brain and neck MRIs? What do you think concerning my symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and left side cluster headaches for one year? Please also review the dural calcification and T2 hyperintensities, as well as the right side supraclavicular or posterior lymph node. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. From the reports attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), I saw a suspicious intensity in the right parietal area. But I could not see (or open) the sequence with contrast. Therefore, to give a neurological opinion about ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my one-sided headache?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. My height is 160 cm and I weigh 55 kg. I have a severe one-sided headache. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. M. A. Toyeb, Nazma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You seem to have a headache which is located on one side only. According to me, you are having a cluster headache which can be due to many causes of stress, migraines etc. If you can tell me whether it is right or left sided and whether you have any associated symp...  Read Full »

I have headaches, eye pain and vomiting. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36 year old female. I have a cluster head ache for the past five years. I feel severe pain behind my eye, which normally ends with vomiting. This happens for three to four days at a stretch. I do not want to undergo any surgery immediately. Hence, kindly advise me medications t...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I want to inform you that a cluster headache is a type of a migraine and it needs to be managed like one. The guidelines suggest that if you have two or more days lost in a month due to a headache, t...  Read Full »

Why do I have a sharp pain on right side of the head?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old male. I started having intense, sharp, constant pain behind my right eye, right temple area and backside of the right side of my head. It started before three months for once a week for the first three weeks. Then, I started having the sharp pain the every other day. An...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your symptoms well. Actually, what you have is cluster headache only. Your symptom profile fits into the classic description of cluster headache. The relief with antibiotics was a mere coincidence. The pain of sinusitis has totally different pattern than ...  Read Full »

Why am I feeling pressure sensation in the head throughout the day?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 40-year-old female, and I have temporal pressure in the head all day for ten days and muscle tension in the cheekbones. There are no other symptoms. No dizziness. What can it be? I did an MRI of the head three months ago, all clear, and a blood test four days ago which was also a...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Based on the information given, I know that you have had pressure sensations in the temporal region throughout the day for the last ten days. You are also experiencing tightness in the cheekbones. There are few medical conditions that can pres...  Read Full »

Why do I have dizziness and left-sided headache?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a headache for one week, usually on my head's left side, but now I feel I have dizziness, and my head is massive. I am currently taking Etodolac 400 mg.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from headaches for the last seven days. Your headache is unilateral (left-sided), and you are now feeling dizziness and heaviness in the head. Such type of clinica...  Read Full »

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