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.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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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Treatments taken by people with Chronic Headache Disorder

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

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Insomnia (5) Pain (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Depressed mood (5) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Pain (5) Chronic Headache Disorder (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Anxious mood (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Chronic Headache Disorder (3) Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4) Chronic Headache Disorder (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Botox)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
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Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)

Data from patients with Chronic Headache Disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Chronic Headache Disorder

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

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Mood changes 1 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
Insomnia (5) Pain (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Dizziness and feeling faint Heat intolerance 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (5) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Muscle and joint pain 1 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Pain (5) Chronic Headache Disorder (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Cognitive confusion Daytime sleepiness 2 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Chronic Headache Disorder (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Acid reflux Elevated blood pressure 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Chronic Headache Disorder (3) Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (4) Chronic Headache Disorder (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Botox)
Perceived effectiveness
for Chronic Headache Disorder (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Numbness in face
Total evaluations
4
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Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Hyperness 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (4)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Chronic Headache Disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Chronic Headache Disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 61
30s 102
40s 113
50s 103
60s 42
70+ 13
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 88
20-29 years 67
30-39 years 53
40-49 years 32
50-59 years 11
60-69 years 2
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

83% Female
17% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 230
Not Diagnosed 74

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