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Pain Management

Cluster Headaches

04/14/2008

Question:

My 52 year old father is having cluster headache. The pain usually starts in the evening and lasts for about an hour. That time he seems to be in acute pain and is not able to do anything. It`s really hard to watch. Could you please recommend a good remedy for this. Is there any way he can stop the pain. Thanks a bunch in advance.

Answer:

Sorry to hear about your father. Yes, there are several medications that are effective especially in preventing the attacks. There is no need for him to suffer. Please, make sure your Dad is evaluated by a neurologist who will select a medication that will work in your Dad's case. As I mentioned there several medications and I will leave to the neurologist's discretion which one he will choose for your Dad.

Best Regards.

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Response by:

Yousef  Mohammad, MD, MSc Yousef Mohammad, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor
Director, Stroke Fellowship Program
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University