I get cluster headaches on the right side of my head to the point where my face feels numb?
believe it some blood pressure meds help cluster headaches at one time my family doc put me on verapamil 80mg's .taking 1 x 5 a day when last headache i was to take what ever it was the last dose (if it took 1,2,3,4,or 5 to stop the headache)then i was to take that for 10 days.these migrains hurt cause they come and go ,off and on all day for days even weeks at a time!hope i've helped some!only your doc can really help you with the right meds but we can give you suggestions !God bless & good luck
I've been getting cluster headaches on my right side as well. The pain is excrutiating at times. I've tried dozens of meds but a heavy dose of morphine or other opiates are about the only thing that will take the edge off. I'm looking forward to seeing a specialist in SF soon, because it seems as though very little is known by most physicians and neurologists about my condition.
I have seen two neurologists, the first put me on lithium and verapamil, the lithium disagreed with me. both however have supported the use of epi-pen injections of sumatriptan at the onset of an attack. The injection works and within 5-10 minutes the symptoms have calmed down. I am presently in the middle of an attack and have recently had my dose of Verapamil increased to 480mg (160 x 3 times a day) but have to have ECG's weekly to monitor heart rate. Since upping dose of Verapamil - no injections required. hope this helps, my attacks come every 18-24 months.
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