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Recently diagnosed with cluster headaches!

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#1 Sat, 06/03/2021 - 10:37
swoodhall93
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Recently diagnosed with cluster headaches!

Hi All.

I am new here after recently being diagnosed properly from the neuro with cluster headaches. I don't know whether I have episodic or chronic but I have suffered for the past 12 months more on then off.

I have been taking propananol and sumatriptan tablets which did nothing. The neuro has me on sumatriptan 0.5mg injection which works a treat, and he's talking about putting me on verapamil but I don't know whether this affects fertility. Does anyone know about this as he didn't know?

Thanks!

Tue, 09/03/2021 - 21:59
DavidH 7
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Sorry to hear you are experiencing Cluster Headaches but it's good they're diagnosed.

www.nhs.uk links through to here for info on Sumatriptan and pregnancy.

https://www.medicinesinpregnancy.org/Medicine--pregnancy/sumatriptan/

The same site has this for Verapamil (on Migraine rather than Cluster Headache):

Which migraine prevention medicines can be considered for use during pregnancy?

Low dose aspirin, propranolol, amitriptyline and verapamil are known to be effective in preventing migraine in the non-pregnant population and have been used in pregnancy for various other conditions. If you and your doctor feel that a migraine prevention medicine is necessary during pregnancy it would be advisable to consider one of the above medicines, taking into account what is known about how the medicine may affect a baby in the womb.

 

Tue, 09/03/2021 - 22:03
DavidH 7
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(I should add:  am very much not a GP and this is information lifted from the NHS website and a site that the NHS website directs you to). 

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