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Helpful Clusterbusters Videos
High-flow oxygen is the most effective treatment for cluster headache, but many patients go years without a prescription. When you do get a script, it’s often for the wrong liter flow and mask. Clusterheads need 12-15 liters per minute through a non-rebreather mask (O2ptimask®) using a specific breathing technique to abort attacks. In this video, Bill Mingus demonstrates how to use oxygen for cluster headaches.
Andrea Trichopoulos endures a cluster headache attack in the hospital. She later had brain surgery to implant a
neurotransmitter that reduced her attacks by 90 percent.
*WARNING: This video may be difficult to watch if you have cluster headaches.
Chuck Setzco experiences a cluster headache attack on camera. He is unable to take abortive medication because of a heart condition and uses high-flow oxygen to treat the attack.
The Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy (AHDA) organization with Clusterbusters welcomes patient and provider advocates to apply to attend. If you’re unable to join, consider making a donation to the scholarship fund to help others make the trip to convince Congress why headache medicine is crucial to healthcare.