This section of the website is not meant to be a diagnostic tool, merely guidance to help you assess the possibility of your condition being that of cluster headache or another particular type of primary headache. It is imperative you obtain an assessment from a medical professional and if you think you have cluster headache or a related condition you need to seek advice from a medical practitioner with training in headache as cluster headache is a relatively rare condition.
It is important to differentiate between the different types of primary headache because the treatment of each type can be very different. The importance of recognising and differentiating these conditions is emphasised by their often excellent response to different types of treatment.
This section has been based on the most common associated symptoms for primary headache amongst adults and it must be stressed that symptoms of headache can vary considerably for children and younger people, and accordingly a specialist must always be consulted.