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Elevated Body Heat Can Cause Cluster Headaches

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The findings don't mean that cluster patients should avoid heat and become celibate, say Saxton. "In some patients, [avoiding] heat may be important during the [cluster] season but not at other times."

Cluster headache attacks are often treated with medications used for migraines. Drugs such as Imitrex (sumatriptan) and Maxalt (rizatriptan) often can stop an individual attack. During a headache season, a physician will often prescribe a drug to help prevent recurrent headaches, Saxton says. She adds that some medications used to treat high blood pressure are effective at preventing the series of headaches. Although they are usually taken daily, patients may be able to take them only during the time of the year associated with a cluster period.

 

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