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Rite Aid Pharmacies
(603) 239-6000
10 Main St
Winchester, NH
 
Apothecary The
(603) 357-0200
35 Main St
Keene, NH
 
Walgreen Drug Store
(603) 357-1002
440 West St
Keene, NH
 
Walgreens
(603) 445-1900
14 Pinnacle Ln
Walpole, NH
 
Pricechopper
(603) 352-0957
16 Ash Brook Road
Keene, NH
Pharmacy #
(603) 352-2469

Brooks Pharmacy
(603) 352-6969
348 Winchester St
Keene, NH
 
Rite Aid Pharmacies
(603) 445-1900
14 Pinnacle Ln
Walpole, NH
 
Walgreens
(802) 254-5633
476 Canal St
Brattleboro, VT
 
Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy
(603) 357-2832
481 West Street
Keene, NH
Store Hours
Monday 6am - 1am 8am - 8pm
Tuesday 6am - 1am 8am - 8pm
Wednesday 6am - 1am 8am - 8pm
Thursday 6am - 1am 8am - 8pm
Friday 6am - 1am 8am - 8pm
Saturday 6am - 11pm
Sunday 7am - 10pm
Pharmacy #
(603) 357-0423
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Sat: 9am - 7pm
Sun: 9am - 6pm

Walgreens
(603) 357-1002
440 West St
Keene, NH
 

Cluster Migraines: A Pain That Defies Description

Cluster Migraines: A Pain That Defies Description
By Cathi Stevenson

Loise Coish was about 20 years old when she first experienced an excruciating, stabbing pain in her left temple. This, along with a burning sensation, numbness in her left cheek, a watery eye and blurred vision, left the young woman confused and frightened. Several more attacks followed, and she spent the next few years going from doctor to doctor and visiting emergency rooms, trying to find out what was wrong.

"I have had cat scans done…and cortisone shots to the base of the skull. One shot every three months, or so. This would work for a short time, but after a while the injections were too painful to have done." Suspecting a previous blow to the head was the cause of her severe discomfort, one neurologist even severed the nerve endings at the base of her skull. It was many painful and frustrating years before Ms. Coish was diagnosed as suffering from cluster migraines. Cluster migraines, sometimes referred to as cluster headaches, are similar to migraines in their debilitating nature. Both are vascular in origin. Unlike traditional migraines though, cluster headaches are quite rare and are seen more often in men than women. There is usually no nausea associated with a cluster migraine.

Headaches of all types are a significant cause of chronic pain in this country. Twenty-seven per cent of Canadians under age 45 reported that they suffered from chronic pain due to migraines, according to Statistics Canada. This figure rises to 51 per cent for those over 65, although actual instances of the disorder decrease with age. Many celebrities and historical figures are, or were, migraine sufferers, including Thomas Jefferson, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor and Sigmund Freud.

How does a person know if what they have is a migraine, or just a bad headache? The Canadian Migraine Association (www.migraine.ca) says that if you suffer two or more of the following symptoms, you should contact your family doctor to determine if you are experiencing migraine, or cluster headaches.

∗ Moderate to severe headache pain that is aggravated by physical activity. ∗ A headache that lasts from several hours to several days ∗ You experience blind spots, lines, flashing lights or "heat waves" shortly before, or during a headache. ∗ You become nauseous along with the headache. ∗ You become unusually sensitive to light, strong odors, or sound. ∗ The pain is worse on one side of the head . ∗ The pain is pounding or throbbing. ∗ The pain is localized around one eye.

There are many treatments, both holistic and pharmaceutical that can ease the symptoms, and frequency of migraines. These include everything from avoiding certain foods such as aged cheese, and wine to Codeine and other drugs.

After her diagnoses, Ms. Coish began experimenting with a variety of medications, that her doctor prescribed. "Finally, Dihydroergotamine (DHE) ...

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