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What are symptoms of a cluster headache?

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Cluster headaches generally reach their full force quickly -- within five or 10 minutes.

The pain is almost always one-sided, and it stays on the same side during a period, the time when you're getting daily attacks. (When a new headache period starts, it might switch to the opposite side, but that's rare.) It's often described as having a burning or piercing quality. It may be throbbing or constant.

From: Cluster Headaches WebMD Medical Reference

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Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 9, 2018

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Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 9, 2018

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