Cluster Headaches: A Guide to Surviving One of the Most Painful Conditions Known to Man

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Cluster headaches affect approximately one in 1,000 people across the world. They are not “headaches,” but rather attacks of severe, one-sided pain, which feels like an ice pick or hot poker being stabbed through the temple or eye. This incurable condition is a form of Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgia and classified by the government as nonconvulsive epilepsy. Cluster headache sufferers can be chronic or episodic, meaning some patients suffer up to a dozen short-lived attacks every day for years at a time, while others have them for weeks or months followed by a period of remission. The most effective treatment for cluster headaches is 100% high flow oxygen (12-15 liters per minute) through a non-rebreather mask.

This condition has been nicknamed “Suicide Headaches,” because the rate of suicide attempts is more than 20 times the national average among patients. This book aims to bring recognition to the isolation and immense amount of pain that comes with this disorder and hopes to help those struggling with cluster headaches find the right treatment and come to terms with the scope of the illness.


The information and opinions expressed in this book are based off numerous interviews, research studies, and personal experience.

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2 reviews for Cluster Headaches: A Guide to Surviving One of the Most Painful Conditions Known to Man

  1. Ainslie Course

    I am a Cluster Headaches patient, and I’ve dealt with episodic CH for almost 33 years.
    In my opinion, this is THE best book I have read about this disease.
    It covers all aspects … for the patient, for the supporters, for the medical care team, and particularly for those who are newly diagnosed.
    It also discusses at length the treatments available and how to ensure you get better care management .
    With “real “ quotes from “real”people , it’s an incredibly honest and sympathetically written book.

    It’s the most comprehensive and informative book I have EVER read on this subject. Believe me, I have read everything about CH.
    I would encourage anyone living with CH to purchase this book.
    It should be in every medical training facility, Dr’s office and library.

  2. Terri Dietlein

    This book is THE bible on all things cluster. For anyone who suffers with this debilitating affliction, this book not only sheds light on the disorder, but provides resources for management and
    hope for those who are seeking ways to manage. As a care provider to a Clusterhead (my son), we have found a support community, which has proven to be a lifeline in times of distress. If you suffer from this disorder, or if you know somebody who does, I implore you to get this book – it can save your life. I am purchasing additional copies to give to doctors and neurologists in my local community, and where possible, I encourage others to do the same.

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