Almost everyone has experienced a headache. In most cases, a simple over-the-counter analgesic is sufficient to stop the pain and allow a person to return to normal activities quickly. Society’s view of “headache” does not include the excruciating pain of a cluster headache. It is difficult for most people to comprehend that such severe pain has no known cause. They expect that level of pain to be the result of a brain tumor, stroke, or anyeurism. Even people who live with migraine can have difficulty understanding cluster headache because our behavior during attacks is often the exact opposite of a migraine attack. While we may be treated with similar preventive medications, our abortive treatments are very different than the oral triptans used most often to abort migraine.