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Drug Room
(870) 536-3980
1700 W 42nd Ave
Pine Bluff, AR
 
Select Brand Division of Saj Distribu
(870) 535-3635
3017 N Midland Dr
Pine Bluff, AR
 
USA Drug
(870) 536-7140
1607 E Harding Ave
Pine Bluff, AR
 
Budget Saver Pharmacy
(870) 534-2422
2901 S Olive
Pine Bluff, AR
 
Walmart Supercenter
(870) 534-7054
5501 South Olive Street
Pine Bluff, AR
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Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
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(870) 879-1420
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Super D Express Rx
(870) 536-6607
2711 S Hazel St
Pine Bluff, AR
 
USA Drug
(870) 536-7710
2514 W 28th Ave
Pine Bluff, AR
 
Flowers Pharmacy
(870) 534-8366
1401 S State St # A
Pine Bluff, AR
 
USA Drug
(870) 534-7868
4720 Dollarway Rd
White Hall, AR
 
USA Drug Distribution Center
(870) 535-5171
3017 N Midland Dr
Pine Bluff, AR
 

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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