Our expert says:
TR, it sounds like it might be a cluster headache. The following is from an article I wrote a while ago and summarises the most important features of a cluster headache.
ÿ Headache lasts 15 minutes - 2 hours up to 4 - 8 times a day
ÿ Male more than female
ÿ Attacks come in clusters of 4 - 12 weeks with problem-free months in between
ÿ Located on one side and frequently involves the eye or the area around the eye
ÿ Severe to excruciating intensity
ÿ Penetrating and stabbing pain
ÿ Nausea and / or vomiting
ÿ Sensitivity to light and / or sound
ÿ Bloodshot eye and / or increased tears
ÿ Swelling and / or drooping of eyelid
ÿ Blocked or runny nose
If this sounds like your headache, the best would be to go to your doctor, ask him if he agrees and of course get the appropriate treatment. Good luck.
PS If you’re interested in the rest of the article, you can mail me at CyberDoc@mweb.co.za and I’ll send you a copy.
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