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Cluster headaches following 6th nerve palsy. Have peripheral neuropathy. No pain relief with medication. Suggestions?

following 6th nerve palsy lasting 5 months I developed severe cluster headaches on a daily basis. Usually burning cold feet preface an attack. I have peripheral neuropathy from chemical over exposure in the past. I am 71 years old. I am not diabetic but have some marginal abnormal auto immune blood results. I am at the end of my tether with the headaches. Have tried many different neurological meds and have no pain relief and considerable side effects with (eg) Lyrica and high dose Prednisone .
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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Respected Sir

First of all the headaches doesn't seem to be cluster headaches. Presence of cranial nerve palsies and presence of abnormal autoimmune results would suggest inflammatory etiology of headaches. We need to investigate with MRI Brain with contrast followed by CSF study to find out exact reasons of headache. the treatment stratergies would depend upon the result of above.
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