What actions do patients with cluster headache (CH) take to relieve severe pain?

Updated: Jun 07, 2019
  • Author: Michelle Blanda, MD; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  more...
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Patients often are in severe distress. They may lower the head and press on the site of pain, sometimes crying or screaming. Physical exercise may afford a degree of relief. In cases of especially severe or intolerable pain, patients may even threaten suicide.


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