Cluster headache

Cluster headache is one of the most severe headache disorders of all and more often affects men and boys aged 25 to 65 years.

Cluster headache typically only occurs in one and the same half of the face, in the area of the eyes, forehead and temple, but sometimes the pain also goes up to the neck or upper neck. There is hardly a worse pain. The pain is accompanied by at least one of the following symptoms: red eye, tearing, nasal congestion, runny nose, swollen eyelid or increased sweating on the face.

The attacks last between 15 to 180 minutes and occur multiple times within a period, thus the term “cluster headache”. Between these cluster phases, many patients are headache-free. However, there are also chronic cluster patients with pain attacks lasting for months and years.