Cluster Headaches

It is important for your doctor to rule out other causes of similar symptoms such as temporal arteritis, tooth pain, ocular (eye) pain or a brain tumor.

The first treatment options for cluster headaches is to identify all contributing factors such as diet and medication and modify activities that aggravate the condition such as prolonged computer use. Substances to avoid may include MSG, nitrates, aspartame, salt, alcohol, nicotine and caffeine. Foods to avoid include dairy and smoked meats.

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