If you have a cluster headache, you’ll know about it instantly.
Revealed: The reason they’re called ‘cluster headaches’
Cluster headaches tend to occur at a specific time of day and recur in a very predictable cycle, lasting ten minutes to two hours each with the sufferer experiencing four of these headaches a day for months on end before they stop, says Health Reach CHC.
Clusterheads often say they get the worst headaches in spring and summer, and others confuse a cluster headache with allergies. Here’s why…
The obvious sign that it’s a cluster headache and not just allergies…
It’s not just the shooting pain you need to worry about.
If you have a cluster headache, it often looks like one side of your face is affected by allergies, as your eye and nose will also be runny on the side of your face affected by the cluster headache, explains Health Reach CHC.
You may be genetically predisposed to cluster headaches!
While these headaches are dramatic and uncommon, a third of people with cluster headaches have brown eyes and are taller than average, says Motherboard.Vice.com.
But while you can’t do anything about your genes, you can do something to avoid cluster headaches.
People with cluster headaches have often over-indulged in smoking, alcohol and coffee, says NCBI.
So if you’ve had this type of headache before, switch to a healthier lifestyle – especially when it comes to change of season.