My name is Richard, I'm 25 years old and I have been having Cluster Headaches since summer of 2014. It is only recently however that I've had the official diagnostic. Before, my doc thought they were just really severe migraine episodes. During those 4 years, I've tried all sorts of meds including verapamil, rizatriptan, sumatriptan (nasal spray), cambia, inderal, and I've tried other approaches such as massage therapy, chiropractic, naturopathy and acupuncture.
As you can imagine, I've been reading a lot recently about CH and to be honest, I'm afraid. Just the fact that people refer to this condition as "Suicide Headaches" is scary in its own. When it first started, I would have 1 or 2 headache everyday for 2-3 weeks once a year. Now, I'm having 2-3 a day for 3-4 weeks once a year.
I'm going back to my doctor so I can get (hopefully) referred to a specialist, but until then, I'd like to know from you guys, what can I expect? Is this going to get worse? What did you try, and what works for you?
Thank you, I appreciate you taking the time to share!