Sumatriptan (brand name, Imitrex) is also a reasonably safe, effective abortive. It can be expensive, hard to obtain in adequate amounts, and increase our risk for other health problems if we use it too often. Explore the solutions found by our members. Maybe one of these ideas will work for you, too.


Oxygen is a safe, effective abortive for many people living with cluster headache. Much to our frustration, it isn’t always easy to get access when we need it. Discover the wisdom of our veteran patients as they share their strategies for access, affordability, and usage tips.


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Coping Strategies

Feeling overwhelmed? Wondering how you can possibly enjoy life with cluster headache? Explore these tips from some of our most experienced members.

Cluster Headache Basics

Get your cluster headache “basic training” right here! We cover everything from getting an accurate diagnosis, identifying and avoiding your triggers, plus the most common treatment options to consider.

Exercise and Cluster Headache – Stretching

Did you take good notes in Getting Started? Remember to check with your doctor before starting or changing an exercise routine. Also, don’t get your fitness advice from a friend or relative unless you are certain they know what they are talking about. Just because someone is physically fit and exercises frequently doesn’t mean they … Read more

Exercise and Cluster Headache: Getting Started

Having Cluster Headache (especially in a bad-cycle) can beat anyone down. It can leave you exhausted and weak. Over a period of time, a bad cluster headache cycle can leave you weakened and exhausted. Having had pneumonia twice, the experience is very similar. Loss of strength and endurance (wind) is common. To combat this, you need a change in your life.