Posted by Michel L (22.214.171.124) on November 15, 1999 at 11:27:34:
In Reply to: I've Often Thought The Same ...... posted by Mark on November 15, 1999 at 08:46:14:
I rarely get attacks at night except for part of a cycle last summer. I would get 3 attacks per night and I absolutely had to get up to have them stop. The two first I would stop with iced water and a few minutes sitting in a chair squeezing my head and neck. The last one in the early morning I would go after with Imitrex.
Since I have been removing pillows to stay as level as possible with only some support behind my neck (and bending my head away from the affected sides) I sleep my nights. Now I get attacks at 9 a.m. and around 7 p.m.
As for the soreness, I applied Icepacks regularly to the base of the cranium on the affected side, moving to the upper temple area and top of the head. It really helps in removing the soreness or afterpain.
I am in a cycle again (I must say that I begin to believe that I am almost chronic). and all I take are Voltaren 75mg SR / twice a day and Imitrex pills if an attack wants to become to serious, and I found this treatment to be quite effective in maintaining the attacks in the lower pain ranges.
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