Name Cluster Headaches
Related to/Also known as

Migrainous Neuralgia

see also Migraine

Symptoms of Cluster Headaches
Cluster Headache is an excruciating pain that affects one side of the head. Each attack develops suddenly, usually without any warning. Attacks last from 15 minutes to 3 hours and usually occur in clusters - several attacks over a few weeks or months and then they stop for a while.
  • Episodic (ECH)
  • Chronic (CCH)
Useful national contacts

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Helpline 01646 651979

Children & young people Cluster headache in children (Great Ormond Street Hospital)
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News and Events March 21st is Cluster Headache Awareness Day
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Online resources

Cluster Headaches and PIP (The Brain Charity)
Cluster Headaches and PIP

Cluster headaches (NHS Choices)
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Cluster headache (Migraine Trust)
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Headache (Brain & Spine Foundation booklet, includes Cluster Headache)
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Cluster Headaches (Patient.info)
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Cochrane Evidence: Normal pressure oxygen therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy for migraine and cluster headaches
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News and events Fireccrest Films
Channel 5 is looking for people with migraine to take part in a new documentary.

  • Do you have migraine and are over 18 years of age?
  • Have you been diagnosed by a medical professional?
  • Are you about to begin treatment or have you tried multiple treatments with no success?
  • Are you frustrated by a lack of awareness or understanding around migraines?
  • Would you be interested in trying the latest migraine treatment options?

If this is something you would like to be a part of, please contact FirecrestFilms  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0141 530 2333 ext 380


Cluster Headache Survey. Research volunteers needed!
For OUCH members only
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Our resources A Guide to the Understanding of Cluster Headache

The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Cluster Headaches and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

Visit our library to read the booklet A Guide to the Understanding of Cluster Headache by OUCH.