Chronic Headache Disorder

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What is Chronic Headache Disorder?

Chronic headache, or chronic daily headache (CDH), is classified as experiencing fifteen or more days with a headache per month.

What is it like to have Chronic Headache Disorder?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Chronic Headache Disorder and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Insomnia (6) Pain (3)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Anxious mood (6) Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar) 11 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Insomnia (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Depressed mood (5) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Pain (5) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Acetaminophen cream, Alvedon, Atasol-500) 36 more
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5) Chronic Headache Disorder (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Actan, Flunil, Fluxene) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil, Advil Extra Strength, Advil Liqui-Gel) 42 more
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5) Chronic Headache Disorder (2)
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Nortriptyline, Allegron, Aventyl) 6 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (3) Chronic Headache Disorder (2)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (4) Chronic Headache Disorder (1)

Data from patients with Chronic Headache Disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Chronic Headache Disorder

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Drowsiness 3 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Insomnia (6) Pain (3)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Cognitive confusion Daytime sleepiness 2 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Anxious mood (6) Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar) 11 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (4 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Insomnia (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Blurry vision Dizziness 6 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (5) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Blurry vision 6 more
How many evaluations
15
Tried for
Pain (5) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Acetaminophen cream, Alvedon, Atasol-500) 36 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (5) Chronic Headache Disorder (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Actan, Flunil, Fluxene) 15 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Suicidal thoughts or urges
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil, Advil Extra Strength, Advil Liqui-Gel) 42 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Stomach pain
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (5) Chronic Headache Disorder (2)
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Nortriptyline, Allegron, Aventyl) 6 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Confusion Excessive thirst (polydipsia) 9 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (3) Chronic Headache Disorder (2)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Chronic Headache Disorder Dizziness 1 more
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (4) Chronic Headache Disorder (1)

Data from patients with Chronic Headache Disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Chronic Headache Disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 8
20s 54
30s 80
40s 91
50s 74
60s 30
70+ 6

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

84% Females
16% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 76
20-29 years 54
30-39 years 44
40-49 years 23
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 2
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 177
Not Diagnosed 70

These charts show data from Chronic Headache Disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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