Primary cough headache

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What is primary cough headache?

Primary cough headache is a condition characterized as headache that occurs only in association with coughing, straining or a bearing down. The underlying pathology of these headaches are not associated with abnormalities on neuro-imaging.

Common symptoms reported by people with primary cough headache

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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with primary cough headache

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

(Botox)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Dilaudid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Fetzima)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Manual fold up)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

Data from patients with primary cough headache, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with primary cough headache

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Botox)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
buzzing vibration sensation extreme flu like malaise 8 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Dilaudid)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
apathy balance problems 29 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Fetzima)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
anxiety attacks drug induced psychosis 10 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood apathy 14 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1) stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Manual fold up)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with primary cough headache, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has primary cough headache on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 4
30s 1
40s 8
50s 3
60s 4
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 13
Female 10

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from primary cough headache patients who have completed their condition history
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