Coping with Clusters

Work. Family. Activities. Chores. Life can be challenging. If you’re a person who experiences the debilitating pain of cluster headaches, then you understand how days and nights can be shattered; how those everyday challenges can be magnified. Although rare, cluster headaches cause severe pain that comes on quickly- often hitting a peak in just 10 to 15-minutes with each attack lasting from one to three hours on average. The task of dealing with cluster headaches may seem daunting, but it IS possible to regain control. It begins with an informed conversation with your health care provider, discussing your experience, developing a treatment strategy, and then putting it into action. With patience, persistence, and a plan, you CAN get your life back.