Cluster headaches are nothing like ordinary, run of the mill headaches, as anyone who has ever suffered one can tell you. They are far more painful than the regular variety. Believe it or not, they’re even worse than migraine headaches. The pain of a cluster headache is so intense that most people describe it as unbearable, and when one comes on there is no way for the person to function, unlike a low grade garden variety headache, which can usually be managed. Most people say a cluster headache feels like they’re being stabbed in the eye.
Chronic cluster headaches are a painful and debilitating occurrence for the sufferer. They are often very resistant to regular headache therapy and due to their pain they can have a drastically negative impact upon the life of the sufferer. As such, cluster headache patients are always on the lookout for new treatment options. Most people will try several different options before they find one that works effectively.