OUCH(UK) Organisation for the Understanding of Cluster Headache


Advice Line

0800 6696 824

overseas +44 1646 651 979


The treatment of CH includes offering advice on general measures to sufferers; actually stopping individual attacks; helping to stop the attacks happening in the first place; and very rarely, brain surgery.

Sufferers should avoid drinking any alcohol during cluster bouts. Otherwise, other food and drink don't seem to affect CH whatsoever. Although yet to be clinically proven, it is also suggested that sufferers should avoid being exposed to volatile substances such as solvents and oil based paints. Sufferers should also avoid afternoon naps, as sleeping can be a trigger amongst some sufferers.

There are currently three main types of prescriptive medication available for CH sufferers:

  1. Abortive medication >>
  2. Preventatives >>
  3. Surgery >>
  4. gammaCore >>


12 February 2015 LATEST NEWS


Following a shut down for most of 2015, Sun Pharmaceuticals are now producing the sumatriptan injections again and they are available in the UK.

Any questions or queries on the above, please e-mail info@ouchuk.org or call the advice line: 01646 651979.


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