I get cluster headaches on the right side of my head to the point where my face feels numb?
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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