Want to see what a cluster headache looks like?
Monday, June 04, 2007
I will warnyou that it can be hard to watch someone is this much pain. There is no blood, gore or violence but yet some viewers may find the images disturbing. The video below is just under 9 minutes. Please do not feel like you need to watch the entire clip.
After you finish, ask yourself if you could go through that for 15 - 180 minutes at a time with up to a dozen attacks a day over a period of weeks, in some cases, years without a day "free" from pain. Try to remember there is no cure and painkillers are frowned upon except in the most severe cases.
The reason the clip has been added is to help educate non-sufferers. I hope it has put cluster headaches in perspective. They are not "just a headache".
Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
grueling. informative. thank you. the quote says it all.
I found this video very helpful with describing to people the pain I go through. While it's nowhere close to this man's episode, it's still traumatic. Thanks for posting.
*Please do not use this information for self diagnoses. Writing about my experiences with chronic cluster headaches & epilepsy is a good outlet for me. Consult your Dr. with any kind of headache or chronic pain you may have. The 3rd party links on my site I have found to be a good resource to me over the past few years & dearly hope they will benefit you as well.*