Cluster headache history and symptoms
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Cluster headache sufferers typically experience very severe headaches of a piercing quality near one eye or temple that last for fifteen minutes to three hours with some lasting days (rarely more than three days). The headaches are typically unilateral and rarely change sides during the same cycle (see episodic). Cluster headaches have a characteristic circadian periodicity and usually present with autonomic symptoms.
History and symptoms
Symptoms of cluster headache may include:
- Horner's syndrome:
- Neck pain or stiffness
- Jaw and teeth pain (occassionally)
- Photophobia (rare)
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