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What are some symptoms of cluster headaches?

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Symptoms of cluster headaches may include stabbing pain on one side of your head, usually behind or around your eye. This may shift to the other side during your next cluster period. On the same side as your head pain, you may also have:

  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Droopy or swollen eyelid
  • Tearing or redness of the eye You may also have other symptoms, such as:
  • Sweating and flushing of the face
  • Restlessness

From: What Are Cluster Headaches? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Headache Foundation: "Cluster Headaches."

International Headache Society: "International Classification of Headache Disorders: ICHD-3 beta."

UptoDate: "Cluster Headaches: Epidemiology, clinical features, and diagnosis," "Pathophysiology of the trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias."

Rozen, T. , January 2012. Headache

Mampreso, E. , September 2009. Journal of Headache Pain

Beck, E. , February 2005. American Family Physician

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Cluster Headache."

Mayo Clinic: "Cluster headache."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on November 12, 2017

SOURCES:

National Headache Foundation: "Cluster Headaches."

International Headache Society: "International Classification of Headache Disorders: ICHD-3 beta."

UptoDate: "Cluster Headaches: Epidemiology, clinical features, and diagnosis," "Pathophysiology of the trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias."

Rozen, T. , January 2012. Headache

Mampreso, E. , September 2009. Journal of Headache Pain

Beck, E. , February 2005. American Family Physician

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Cluster Headache."

Mayo Clinic: "Cluster headache."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on November 12, 2017

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