Posted by Don M. on September 02, 1998 at 17:38:38:
I've had C/H's for over 20 years. During the last 6 or so years,I've had several "cures" that worked like miracles, then the following year,......nothin'!!! Is that everyone's experience?One year, ergotamin under the tongue helped (yuck!) Next year nothing....another year, ergotamine inhaler really helped...then they TOOK IT OFF THE MARKET!! Predisone stopped 'em dead one year, next year, repeated doses did Nothing!! Also, they lasted almost 4 months, instead of 2 or 2 1/2. And, many were as long as 6 or 8 hours, instead of the normal 2 hrs or so. I pace the hallway with ice packs on my left head,jaw, eye, etc, and also keep ice IN my mouth...on the left side. Been doing this for years. Anyhow, the point is, I'm afraid to try ANYTHING for relief, 'cause it may make it worse. I've tried many medicines, but most were totally useless. ================================================The most frustrating part, is having this called a "headache" Tell me, does anyone really feel the pain is an "ache"? Does an ache make a grown man cry?? Geesh, let's demand a little respect from the medical community. Sure wish I could spread these around for all the idiots that just don't "get it"
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