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Almost 50
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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 5/30/2007 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been suffering for over 20 years with these horrible headaches.  I used steroids for years in conjunction witih imitrex.  The steroids casued me to have broken bones in my back.  The imitrex work for a short period of time. I was given a gift and di not have them for the last year or so,  Now they have returned and I do not understand why?????????????  I am seeking any advice I can get on why these horrrible headaches returned and what I can do for them.  IS it the waether, genetic, etc.?? I have not worked for many years due to these headaches.  Please Help!! 

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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 5/31/2007 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Almost 50,

Welcome to Healing Well. I am sorry to hear that you have suffered with Clusters for so long!! From what you are saying I take it you have been chronic until this one year break and not episodic??

Steroids are only meant to be used as a short term treatment for a pain break, not for long term treatment, did a Neurologist prescribe these for you? Have you got Oxygen?

It is unfortunate with Clusters that they will return no matter how long they go away for, it is to do with circadian rythms. Research is ongoing into this!

You need to get yourself to a Neurologist who is a Headache Specialist, as they are more educated about headache especially Clusterheadache!!!! It may be that you need a preventative treatment like Verapamil BP to help.

How many attacks per day/night to you have? Hang in there, please do not be afraid to ask any questions.

take care

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