Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register
Clusterheadaches.com
 
Search box updated Dec 3, 2011... Search ch.com with Google!
  HomeHelpSearchLoginRegisterEvent CalendarBirthday List  
 





Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
National Geographic special (Read 4087 times)
Pinkfloyd
CH.com Hall of Famer
*****
Offline


comfortably numb


Posts: 1617
x0||USA||||IL,Illinois
Gender: male
National Geographic special
Jan 15th, 2012 at 6:06pm
 

The National Geographic special airs TONIGHT!
Drugs, Inc . Hallucinogens
"Medicinal Magic Mushrooms"
"Relief From Debilitating Cluster Headaches Saved One Man's Life"

Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register

I want to thank everyone involved in making this happen. Of course major kudos to Dan and his family.
Working with Nat Geo and the producers on this has been a great experience. The producers took this story and cluster headaches in general very seriously and were interested in learning much more than they needed to shoot this. A great bunch of caring people.
Having dealt with the media on this for years now, that is not always the case.

There were a couple of reasons this film was made. One was that Nat Geo took an interest in our story and cared about the lives of the people that deal with clusters.
Secondly, the first film they shot which detailed our work with BOL, was one of the most viewed specials they ever had. The followup interest was inspiring them to tell more of the story.

I would ask everyone that can, please watch the show. Please ask others you may know, to watch the show. The more TVs tuned to this show, the more the likely hood that NG will return to us for followups.

thanks, everyone,
Bob

Back to top
  

"those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
- C.S. Lewis
Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
WWW psiloscribe pinkshroomrat  
IP Logged
 
Jimi
CH.com Moderator
CH.com Alumnus
*****
Offline


Don't feed the moderators


Posts: 4897
Madisonville, KY
Gender: male
Re: National Geographic special
Reply #1 - Jan 15th, 2012 at 6:47pm
 
I did not know about this. Thanks Bob for the heads up. I will send an email to others letting them know.
Back to top
  

I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/ Hendrix1473  
IP Logged
 
Linda_Howell
CH.com Moderator
CH.com Alumnus
*****
Offline


Do not feed the Moderators


Posts: 11862
Madisonville, Ky.
Gender: female
Re: National Geographic special
Reply #2 - Jan 15th, 2012 at 7:22pm
 
Got your e-mail Jimi.  I'll be watching it for sure. 

Thanks for the heads-up Bob
Back to top
  

Hurt people.....hurt people. Think about it.
WWW calientev8 N/A N/A  
IP Logged
 
Mike NZ
CH.com Hall of Famer
*****
Offline


Oxygen rocks!


Posts: 2522
Auckland, New Zealand
Gender: male
Re: National Geographic special
Reply #3 - Jan 16th, 2012 at 3:28am
 
From watching the brief segment of the show, it's obvious that it's a really well written and produced documentary.

Watch the segment at Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register

I just wish I could see it here in New Zealand.
Back to top
  
 
IP Logged
 
BobG
CH.com Hall of Famer
*****
Offline




Posts: 6231
St. George, UT
Gender: male
Re: National Geographic special
Reply #4 - Jan 18th, 2012 at 8:05am
 
I missed the TV broadcast but watched Mike's link. Thanks Mike.
Bob, the message was powerful and well done. Thank you for all you've done for us.
Back to top
  

Stay stressed. Never relax. Never sleep. Ever.
 
IP Logged
 
BarbaraD
CH.com Alumnus
***
Offline


Hugs to ya


Posts: 7993
Douglasville, TX
Gender: female
Re: National Geographic special
Reply #5 - Jan 22nd, 2012 at 7:44am
 
Geezz... that was powerful...

Thanks to Dan for doing the special and thanks to NatGeo for airing it.

Back to top
  

What don't kill ya, Makes ya stonger!
Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
 
IP Logged
 
Matt Miller
CH.com Junior
**
Offline


This too shall pass...


Posts: 36
NW Arkansas
Gender: male
Re: National Geographic special
Reply #6 - Jan 22nd, 2012 at 12:02pm
 
I just saw this last night and am very impressed with how the entire segment was done. A big thank you to Dan and his family for letting the the world in on our daily battle with the beast.

I'm not entirely sure I would have been able to let a camera crew in on my attacks, i have a hard enough time if my family sees an attack.

I enjoyed the other segments as well...so much we don't understand about the human mind!
Back to top
  
 
IP Logged
 
MeL
CH.com Junior
**
Offline


Carpe Diem!


Posts: 28
Cleveland, Ohio
Gender: female
Re: National Geographic special
Reply #7 - Jan 28th, 2012 at 10:51pm
 
I was mid-attack, rocking on the couch and I heard someone mention "Cluster Headache" on TV.  I watched in amazement and started crying, because at that moment, I knew I wasn't alone.  He changed my life that night.  I called my husband to come watch it with me and my quest to be the best "Pain-Free" me started. 

Thank you Dan.  You showed my husband I'm not crazy ... and you showed me I am NOT ALONE.   Grin

Back to top
  

If we don't take care of ourselves, who will?
 
IP Logged
 
thebbz
Ex Member



Re: National Geographic special
Reply #8 - Jan 30th, 2012 at 9:55pm
 
Saw it, thanks Dan your a good rep....
Back to top
  
 
IP Logged
 
CHsRtheDeviL
CH.com Junior
**
Offline


Kill The Beast!!!


Posts: 63
Downers Grove
Gender: male
Re: National Geographic special
Reply #9 - Feb 8th, 2012 at 12:37am
 
I've also tried the magic mushrooms to help stop my cluster headaches it didn't have any effect as I was in a cycle already.  I never read anywhere about taking them every 2 months.  And what was he eating just one capsule of those?  The major problem with this is that there illegal and I'm not about to order some spores online and have the cops come bargin in my door one day.

The video was about the Magic Mush an cluster headaches right?  Or did I watch some wrong video?
Back to top
  
 
IP Logged
 
Kirk
CH.com Alumnus
***
Offline


VINIMUS, VIDIMUS, DOLAVIMUS


Posts: 2389
Newport, OR
Gender: male
Re: National Geographic special
Reply #10 - Feb 9th, 2012 at 11:39am
 
Somehow I missed this. I watched the link though. Great program, not sure that I could let someone film me having an attack.
Back to top
  

Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
WWW Kirk kirkevrrt 161860987 kirk_jones511 krkevrtt  
IP Logged
 
Headache Boy uk
CH.com Old Timer
****
Offline


Matthew ch 11 v 28


Posts: 368
Mersea Island nr Colchester
Gender: male
Re: National Geographic special
Reply #11 - Feb 11th, 2012 at 10:54pm
 

dose anyone know when and if this is going to be broadcast in the uk ?

Nigel
Back to top
  

You can't speak a kind word too soon, For you never know how soon it will be too late.

Some people cause happyness wherever they go, others whenever they go
 
IP Logged
 
Headache Boy uk
CH.com Old Timer
****
Offline


Matthew ch 11 v 28


Posts: 368
Mersea Island nr Colchester
Gender: male
Re: National Geographic special
Reply #12 - Feb 16th, 2012 at 4:07pm
 
I've just noticed that this program is on nat gio at 10pm tonight in the UK .
Back to top
  

You can't speak a kind word too soon, For you never know how soon it will be too late.

Some people cause happyness wherever they go, others whenever they go
 
IP Logged
 
Glen conley
CH.com Newbie
*
Offline


I Love CH.com!


Posts: 18
Kingman arizonia
Gender: male
Re: National Geographic special
Reply #13 - Feb 17th, 2012 at 11:09pm
 
People who have never had a ch still have know idea how bad the pain is. If someone was swinging a 9 iron against the side of there head should be somewhat close. I felt sick to my stomach after watching it  Cry
Back to top
  
 
IP Logged
 
martijn
CH.com Newbie
*
Offline


I Love CH.com!


Posts: 1
Re: National Geographic special
Reply #14 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 7:02pm
 
Hi,

I'm a regular guy from the Netherlands without CH. I just happened to watch the special and was very moved. I started to search and found the forum.

Living in the Netherlands one has easy access to drugs. About seventeen years ago as a student i regularly used strong cannabis and after a while i also started using mushrooms. (As did about anyone of my left wing hippie friends). Mushrooms proved very amazing, fun and satisfying. At that time mushrooms where new on the scene and legal. Our minister of health even publicy declared she saw no reason to forbid mushrooms as the goverment thought they didn't posed any threat to the users health... So i decided i was experienced and i wanted the full monty. I prepped myself well and went straight into just hell.

The next moring i woke up with a headache beyond anything i have felt before or after. I feel very very sorry that you're experiencing such pain regular!

Wat hit me in the special about Dan is the pain, his fear, his bravery and especially his lonelyness. Seeing him alone on his bed knowing what he is experiencing is hard.

The advice i'm very willing to give is to never use mushrooms alone. Don't ever feel ashame, you did not asked for it, and surround you're self with people you care about, a personal support group. Using Mushrooms can be very hard, really like entering hell, for sure if you don't like to use. But a kind conversation, a friendly face, a touch, the mental support, will do good and keep you happy. When high you're soaking up the surroundings. Light music and fire (campfire, candles, fireplace dvd) can be very comforting. Also for the people who care about you, youre support crew, it's good and relieving to know that they can really influence/help you.

If anyone now's Dan personal and can say to him that he is a very brave man that would mean a lot to me.
All the best, Martijn
Back to top
  
 
IP Logged
 
Brew
CH.com Sponsor
CH.com Alumnus
***
Offline




Posts: 14158
Re: National Geographic special
Reply #15 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 7:23pm
 
Except that cluster headache sufferers generally use these psychoactive substances at sub-hallucinogenic dosages. When doing so, it's really not that big a deal.
Back to top
  

"I have been asked if I have changed in these past 25 years. No, I am the same. Only more so." --Ayn Rand
 
IP Logged
 
userq
CH.com Newbie
*
Offline


I Love CH.com!


Posts: 8
Re: National Geographic special
Reply #16 - Mar 12th, 2012 at 2:40pm
 
Dan is a hero for openly and fearlessly sharing his experience. Shame on the cowards in government afraid to follow his lead.
Back to top
  
 
IP Logged
 
Headache Boy uk
CH.com Old Timer
****
Offline


Matthew ch 11 v 28


Posts: 368
Mersea Island nr Colchester
Gender: male
Re: National Geographic special
Reply #17 - Mar 16th, 2012 at 10:29pm
 

I have to say I was a bit disappointed with the British narrator thay used in this program in the UK , it's the same guy who dose "How it's made" and "caught on camera" and stuff like that . He always overemphasizes things to make them sound more sensational as in this program every time the drug was referred to he said "the mind bending drugs" or "the mind bending hallucinogens"  it just seemed to make it all sound a bit weird and freaky rather than " Wow look how these people have found out how useful a drug that was previously thought to be useless actually is ".

Any way my hat off to all those who appeared in the show especially Dan (I had a tear in my eye when they showed him wrestling with the beast)

God bless you all

Nigel
Back to top
  

You can't speak a kind word too soon, For you never know how soon it will be too late.

Some people cause happyness wherever they go, others whenever they go
 
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print

DISCLAIMER: All information contained on this web site is for informational purposes only.  It is in no way intended to be used as a replacement for professional medical treatment.   clusterheadaches.com makes no claims as to the scientific/clinical validity of the information on this site OR to that of the information linked to from this site.  All information taken from the internet should be discussed with a medical professional!