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Chronic headaches and migraines, have cluster headaches originating in occipital lobe, behind either eye. Should I go for MRI?

I have had chronic headaches and migraines since I was five years old and I am now nineteen. They ve done multiple analysis tests including daily logs diet changes, etc to try to stop them/diagnose them. Nothing has proven conclusive. I have noted however that most (if not all) seem to be cluster headaches that originate in the occipital lobe and behind either eye. I do also get a burning headache on occasion. Do you have any idea why I am getting them or if I should consider getting a mri?
Asked On : Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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thank you. the exact cause of migraine still is not clear. the diagnosis is only clinical basis.
cluster headache is more severe in intensity. frequent attack of headache occurs within few days,then a longer period of remission & then again a cluster of headache.
sometimes it is very difficult to prevent attack of migraine. there are many drugs for prevention but you have probably taken all of these.
MRI will not help you by any way.
Answered: Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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