Symptoms of SUNCT
SUNCT is a trigeminovascular headache syndrome characterized by stabbing, lancinating, shock-like, or piercing pain in the periorbital region radiating to the ear, cheek, and throat in some instances.
The attacks last from 5 seconds to 4 minutes.
It is unilateral and will rarely switch sides.
It is associated with conjunctival redness/swelling and eye tearing.
The headache responds to anticonvulsants such at carbamazepine.