Cluster Headache – The Most Painful Type of Headache One Can EndureLast Updated:
One particular headache, cluster headache, has been described as the most painful type of headache one can endure. It has been nicknamed by some sufferers as the “killer” or “suicide” headache.
While uncommon (the prevalence is about 10 per 100,000 in male patients, about 19 to 25 times less than the prevalence of migraine in men), cluster headache is a neurological disorder with excruciating pain that sometimes leads to suicidal thinking. It is easy to diagnose, but also easy to mislabel as a sinus headache.