My son, age 26 has been dealing with these headaches for years. The last bout he had with them was two years ago. He has been having them this past week and they are accuring daily. He has been given Octreotide and Dihydroergotamine, is there anything that is available to help with this? How much is known about these headaches now? Any help would be greatly appreciated..Ann G.
He has seen a doctor for the cluster headaches and they just prescribe him meds to take care of the headaches as they come on. My understanding is that there is very little knowledge about these headaches.
Are the imetrex, topamax or pamelor taken daily and if so are they shown to keep these headaches in remission?
Why do you think the doctors he has seen has not written a script for this? He has seen a Neurologist and Family Doctor???
Are these types of headaches hereditary?
Okay, thanks for the information. I will pass it onto him and have him question his doctor about the abortive meds.
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology