Cluster Headache Sample Case Studies

  • Lawrence D. Robbins
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Abstract

Richard is a 40-year-old man with a history of 4 weeks of cluster headache once each year. These began when he was 35 years old. His cluster periods occur in the fall. The cluster period begins slowly, increasing over 1 week, reaching a peak where Richard has two or three severe cluster attacks each day. They occur from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Each cluster headache lasts from 40 to 90 minutes, and the headaches are severe. The pain is always on the right side, with eye tearing and nasal congestion.

Keywords

Lithium Prednisone Lidocaine Indomethacin Verapamil 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence D. Robbins
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  1. 1.Department of NeurologyRush Medical CollegeChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Robbins Headache ClinicNorthbrookUSA

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