Posted by JohnB (22.214.171.124) on September 18, 1999 at 11:30:11:
In Reply to: magnuts? posted by David Mc on September 18, 1999 at 09:31:18:
It has occurred to me that, in the 10 years I have had chronic CH, there have been a dozen times or more that I thought I had found a cure for the demon. Had there been a message board at the time, I'm sure I would have posted my experiences. In my case, these cures have turned out to be short remissions (less than two weeks) and I now believe they were coincidental to the latest thing I was trying, or that my wife had suggested.
I have gone through a lot of strange cures over the years. I have never tried magnets, but I have tried all manner of vitamin and mineral therapies and suppliments, accupuncture, traction, dental work, you name it.
I think it is the nature of the beast, so to speak, that we are all anxiously trying this and that in order to find something that works to slow down, lessen or stop the demon's attacks. When a few days add up to a blessed week or more, I am more than ready to believe I have finally found something that works. I want to believe it more than anything. I need to believe it, even if I have been wrong many times before.
I'm sure many of us have had this experience. One day, someone will post a cure. Many will scoff, but it will turn out to be "the one". I hope we will all be understanding and hopeful along with each and every one that posts a cure that is working for them at that time, no matter how far-fetched it may seem according to our various prejudices. We all need to have that hope and we all need to be open to allowing our fellow sufferers to post their experiences without fear of being slammed.
I know, I am as guilty of looking down my nose and "posting without thinking" as anyone. Just happen to be having a clear morning after 6 hours of uninterrupted, blissful, quiet sleep. Here are my hopes for the same for each and all of you.
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