Experts tell us that men with cluster headache outnumber women 3:1. That does not mean that women don’t get cluster headache. According to a 2001 study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, women with cluster headache were more likely to develop symptoms earlier in life and experience more …

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It is rare and often misdiagnosed, but children can have cluster headache. The key characteristics are a history of “thrashing around” or other strange behavior during attacks. These symptoms are often misunderstood, so if you suspect your child may have cluster headache, it is vitally important to consult with a …

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Probably not, but it may feel like it.  Cluster headaches can bring on a lot of various other symptoms such as depression, anxiety and panic attacks, especially if your cluster headaches are not well-managed.  Speak to your doctor or specialist and seek out help for the other symptoms that may …

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There have been few studies on the use of cannabis to treat cluster headache with inconclusive results. There have been no double-blind, placebo-controlled studies to support it as an effective treatment. Anecdotal reports (patient stories) have been mixed.Read More →

Cluster headache is a lifelong condition. Most people with cluster headache experience active cycles followed by symptom-free periods. The time between cycles can be as brief as a few months or last for decades. It is common for patients to experience cluster cycles during seasonal changes. A smaller subset of …

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Compared with the general population, first-degree relatives have a significantly increased risk of having cluster headaches.  However, there seems to be no clear mode of inheritance, suggesting that both genetic and environmental factors are of importance, with the pathophysiology being multifactorial.  Research is ongoing to verify a hereditary link.Read More →