Might be a silly question but I m really sincere in asking it is your memory...
Yes I can say that memory issues are there for me...mostly short term memory. When the cluster headaches happen I find myself forgetting what I was going to do or find when I leave the room. I also find myself stopping in the middle of a conversation because I lost my train of thought.
Thank goodness I am not the only one .
what was the question?
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I thought for sure that was the case. But after all the testing n whatnot. Realized it was the lack of sleep/anxiety/depression.
Someone described it at PTSD above. Never thought of it that way. But that's right. Makes perfect sense. What could be more defining than having someone driving a red hot Rusty and bent spike into your temple. 5 times a day for six weeks.
Makes perfect sense.
Oh and by the way..... Once sleep does get regular again without the fear of sleeping. The memory greatly improved.
I can't imagine being chronic. How many cycles each day?
Hell, I've lost whole weekends.
Oh wait, that was the 80's and had nothing to do with headaches. LMAO!
Yes! I had MRI because of that. I was sure that I have Alzheimer, but nothing. I am 44 years old.
If you remember the 80's then you weren't doing it right! Lol
Kristiina Niemelä I had all the dementia testing. MRI and all that too. In the end it was so to sleep deprivation derived from anxiety/stress. Once I started getting a bit better sleep. Memory returned. I'm between clusters now for several years. But the old habits of being afraid to sleep for fear of having a CH wake me after I could work an abortive really hosed me.
Working behavioral modifications to get to sleep better.
The beast stays with us all. Even when he's not poking a hot poker in my eye. Prick ! It is indeed similar to PTSD.