Doc's Cluster Headache Journal

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Big scary clusters are back

On advice of Dr. Watts' office, increased Depakote dosage by 50%. Now taking three 500-mg pills each night. Started that Tuesday night.

Wednesday morning about 3 a.m., woke up with a cluster that quickly ramped up to a level 8. Haven't had one at that level in a while. Lasted a long time too. Eventually started to break a little. Was able to fall back asleep around 4 a.m.

Annoying pain on the cluster side all through the morning and afternoon. Sometimes felt like it was going up to a 1.5 or a 2.

In the afternoon about 5 p.m. got another cluster attack, this time about a level 6.

These are the two worst cluster attacks in recent memory. I've had really painful ones but two that are this severe, one right after the other, hasn't really been happening too often in the past couple of years.

Waves of pain in the cluster area continued after the evening cluster attack and never really left sometimes breaking the 1-2 level for short peoiods. At around 9pm I felt like it might break for good but within a half hour I was hurting again... its after 11:00 now and I don't thik its gonna completely stop any time soon.

All and all, this has been a truly crappy day.

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