fulltime Posted January 14 Share Posted January 14 Cluster Headaches has no triggers. They attack in regular intervals. Certain foods and alcoholic drinks will make the attack periods last longer and the headaches much more intense. A headache that last 10 to 15 minutes with a beer in your system might last a few hours. Alcohol and chocolate for me can trigger an attack while in a cluster period - not while I am in remission. Alcohol is the worst. Avoid it at all cost while going through a cluster period. All kinds. Alcohol will only make things worst. Eats dry soups and teas often. Stay hydrated. Responsibly consume caffeine such as hot coffee. It helps; each individual might have to figure out how to use coffee for their own selves. A warm shower during an attack can help. Relaxation is also needed. Stress does not cause clusters; stress causes the attacks to last longer and makes it take longer for us to return to remission. If you are an anxious person pre- and post cluster periods you may be subject to panicky feelings; panic attacks. This is part it this disease. The pain is intense and during periods you have to take time to deal with your feelings so that you can expedite a return to remission. You have to remain active and have a regular sleep pattern and wind down after activities slowly - never to fast. I had not had an attack since Oct. 2021 until a little before Christmas Day 2022. I am about three weeks into a cluster period now. Sometimes I get about 8 - 10 attacks a day mainly at night and some early in morning around 9:00 am. Most lasting about 30 minutes and some lasting longer up to 3 hours. I have had these a long time, about 20 years and can share remedies that might helpful to people. Thanks for listening and have a wonderful day. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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