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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I have pain in my neck and shoulder on the left side along with cluster headaches, a backache that radiates when I look down, and frequent numbness in my left hand. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from pain in my neck and shoulder on my left side. I had an injury over a year ago, that has resulted in persistent, worsening pain. I have cluster headaches, a backache that radiates when I look down, trouble falling asleep, and frequent numbness in my left hand. Please he...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Pramod Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, As per your complaint and finding you have given, I need more information to comment on it. I suggest you to get a blood test and magnetic resonance imaging report.  Read Full »

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 ev...  Read Full »

What causes a positive after-image?

Query: Hello doctor,I have health anxiety and migraines. I have started seeing after-images quite frequently, especially when inside and looking outside to a road or across the road. I am blinking and seeing a positive after-image for less than a second. This is extremely worrying for me as I am unsure why...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns. Your symptoms are most likely due to migraine which cause severe headache, mainly on one side that lasts for few hours (up to 72 hours) may be associated with other features like limb numbness, nausea, photophobia, and other different sym...  Read Full »

Should I consult a doctor for small pains on either side of my forehead?

Query: Hello doctor, I experience small pains that last for a second on both sides of my forehead. I have experienced it for many years since I was a child, but I did not think much about it since it did not interfere with my life, and I thought it is normal. I can carry out my normal activities as well....  Read Full »

Dr. Nitin Dongre

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are worried that you might be having brain cancer, but whatever you had explained in your history does not show any sign of brain cancer. If you want to rule it out, then only go for an MRI brain, but I know it will be normal. These symptoms are suggesting cluste...  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 »

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 »

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