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#1 Mon, 22/02/2021 - 19:22
StuartS 3
Last seen: 5 months 3 days ago
Joined: 26/02/2014 - 15:13

Vaccine and CH

Anyone had the covid vaccine. Has it had an effects on your CH.

Mon, 22/02/2021 - 20:08
DavidH 7
Last seen: 2 days 6 hours ago
Joined: 26/02/2014 - 15:13

I've had my vaccine (during an episode) with no noticable effect.


Wed, 24/02/2021 - 13:12
Last seen: 3 months 1 week ago
Joined: 26/02/2014 - 14:26

Had my Jab on the 10th Feb for other underlying issues, Zero side effects. I had the Pfizer version. Didn't affect my headaches either.

Thu, 25/02/2021 - 09:38
Last seen: 5 months 2 days ago
Joined: 25/02/2021 - 09:31

I had the Pzier Vaccine yesterday morning and fitted all day and night, (nomrally only have disabiliting fits at night/early morning, unless my head gets cold or i look at a monitor or tv during the day) but then this morning didnt have my normal episode and actually thought my bout had finished... not


Thu, 01/04/2021 - 09:44
Last seen: 3 months 1 week ago
Joined: 01/04/2021 - 09:28

Hi All


Just found OUCH & thought I'd sign up to share my experience. Around 20 years ago (after many years of suffering) I was diagnosed with cluster headaches. They'd reoccur every year for around a month (usually in August). A couple of years after the diagnosis they suddenly stopped and haven't been back since...until nearly 3 weeks ago on the night of my AstraZeneca jab. Since then, I've had one every evening (and sometimes another in the morning).


After speaking to 111, I went to A&E on Sunday. I've been prescribed sumatriptan (50mg) and co-dydramol to "ride it out" (neither seem to be helping much TBH). FWIW, I don't think I'm the only one either eg:




Heopfully it's a one off cluser that won't last *too* much longer Sad





Thu, 08/04/2021 - 18:55
Last seen: 3 months 1 week ago
Joined: 01/04/2021 - 09:28
Sat, 10/04/2021 - 15:19
Last seen: 3 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 12/02/2019 - 12:35

I have had both my Covid vaccines (Astra Zenica) and had no ill effects in headaches. 

Angela Bence 

Wed, 19/05/2021 - 23:43
Last seen: 2 months 1 week ago
Joined: 01/09/2020 - 21:38

I had the AstraZenica jab and had no Headaches, but did have bad flu for a day.

Sat, 22/05/2021 - 06:23 (Reply to #8)
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Joined: 19/02/2014 - 10:16

Paul R
You need the sumatriptan injections rather than tablets which take too long to work. Do you have oxygen? There's a form in downloads for this https://ouchuk.org/downloads and it works even better with a demand valve. Info in downloads.

Cluster headaches in NICE: https://pathways.nice.org.uk/pathways/headaches/management-of-headaches#...

Thu, 27/05/2021 - 10:27
Last seen: 1 month 1 week ago
Joined: 27/05/2021 - 10:10

I have had one jab of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It didn't trigger a cluster headache. 

Sun, 27/06/2021 - 20:40
Last seen: 4 days 15 hours ago
Joined: 27/06/2021 - 10:45

Yes had both jabs. No side affects that I have noticed. Although my cluster period has moved. Usually stats in or around Dec./ Jan. But this year, it started late. I am in the middle of a cluster period now, verapamil at the moment is only working if I take an extra 4th pill. 480mg a day. Not taking anything else, was offered steroids. But want to stay away from those. Not tried oxygen yet, but have downloaded the forms. Lets see.

Fri, 02/07/2021 - 21:55
DavidH 7
Last seen: 2 days 6 hours ago
Joined: 26/02/2014 - 15:13

I'm out of my cluster period now but it shifts quite a bit (though settled on January for a while).

I'm amazed that anyone could end up on Verapamil and be offered steroids before Oxygen.  Doesn't feel like it makes much sense.

(As ever - not a doctor and maybe it makes total sense?)

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