Hi, welcome to our site. I am Dr Saumya Mittal, MD.
Read your query. That is a very significant question and i appreciate your problem. I will try my best to answer your query
That sure sounds like a migraine
, not a cluster headache
Migraine is a pain, a headache that is typically-
1. unilateral- one sided.
2. throbbing- or pulse like feeling is present in the head when it happens.
3. lasts 6 - 72 hours unless a medicine is taken.
4. may be associated with nausea/vomiting
5. may be associated with photophobia
, or often a feeling of blurring.
However, I am not very comfortable labeling this as migraine directly- I would suggest getting a neuroradioimaging- CT/MRI
of the brain.
Migraine is usually caused by a trigger, like lack of sleep, or coffee, or chocolate, or lack of food and hunger etc. Avoiding the trigger may help reduce the frequency oh headaches
The pain may be terminated by many medicines like the normal pain killers, ergot derivatives, triptans etc. These show the best effect if taken when the headache starts.
If the headache is frequent, a lot of medicines can be given so as to reduce the frequency of the migraine.
I hope this helps you. Inform the reports mentioned above/if any other so I can be of help further.
I have given you the answer to the maximum considering the information provided. The results of the tests could further enhance my answer to you.
Please do understand that some details could be extracted from a detailed history and examination.
Please feel free to ask another query. I would be glad to help you. Looking forward to your return query with the details asked so that I can help you further.
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Best of luck.
MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine), CC (Diabetes Mellitus
), DNB (Neurology)
Consultant Physician and Diabetologist