Posted by Geoff (220.127.116.11) on September 08, 1999 at 11:13:29:
Hi all. Let me give you some specifics on my situation. I'm 34 and have had clusters since 19. I've lived all over the country (west coast, east coast, South) and the geography effected them little (N.J. was by far the worst). Anyway, my episodes lasted 2-3 months, and during those times I had a minimum of 3 per day sometimes as many as 5, and NEVER was able to sleep through the night. I considered my episodes severe. In the last 15 years I have tried EVERYTHING, including Ritilin (which I read about on this board) I've tried homeopathic remedies, meds, verapimil, fiarinol, butarbitol. anyway you name it I've tried it. I have intenionally hesitated from posting my case on this board until I was fairly certian this drug works. In 15 years, this is the first year I have gone headache free. FIFTEEN YEARS! There is no doubt in my mind that REMERON is working for me. Funny thing is, a neurologist didn't prescribe it, a pschciatrist did (I was being treated for depression following an incredibly sever bout last summer) I have been on 30 mgs and have had no need to increase the mgs (unlike verapimil where sometimes I had to boost to 480 mgs) I didn't want to send a message of false hope, but I believe in my case, 1 year is more than enough time for my case study to point to a possible solution for ME. Ihope it works for others.
Headache free 1 year and counting,
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