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Posted by Riccardo Pentenero ( on October 07, 1999 at 08:48:00:

In Reply to: Great Idea, Jack posted by Margi on October 06, 1999 at 18:05:54:

First bout at 24 years of age - episodic for the last 22 years.

Cycle 8-12 weeks long. Middle 5 or 7 weeks the most intense. I have as many as 6 attacks per day at the peak of the cycle.

Sleep is principal trigger and alcohol would be the secondary one and in the middle of a cycle will get attacks during the day

Time between 12 months or 21 months (actually, i think they will start at 24, in Dec)

Has tried Toradol, Demerol, Imitrex, Sphenopalatinum ganglium novocaine instillation. found relief only with Oxygen, a few with paracetamol or ibuprofen
Otherwise medium health. High BP, many allergies, overweighted.

As Mike, a cycle is usually preceded by the onset of an upper respiratory infection or cold.

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