you need oxygen - steal it if you have to

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Posted by gary ( on February 09, 2000 at 14:51:03:

In Reply to: Help! Everyone, Please! posted by Nique on February 09, 2000 at 10:48:45:

the HIGHEST rate of success in stopping attacks seems to be with pure oxygen

it's pretty simple

if you can't get a regular medical setup,

he he needs to have a supply of 100% oxygen at a rate of 8 liters a minute
it flows from the tank into some kind of holding
bag - hell, even a plastic garbage bag - fill it like a balloon from the o2 tank, inhale deeply from the bag, let it refill while that breath is being absorbed, exhale into the room, breathe again from the bag - do it again - and again and again

that's ALL you breathe - no room air, and don't reinhale what you breathe out - just the pure oxygen

DON'T set it up to breathe directly from the tank hose - you don't want it coming into the mouth/nose under pressure - the tank fills the bag (whatever it is, then you breathe from the bag

the 8 liters per minute seems to be how much/how fast is needed to keep up with breathing it

start at the very first twinge of an attack - don't wait for it to start hurting

IF you do this, you have a VERY high (probably 95% or better) chance of STOPPING the attack altogether - in fact I can't remember ANYBODY ever reporting that they followed the instructions (all of them) exactly and not have success - some say it doesn't work, but if you "question" carefully, you usually find something wrong in the procedure they're using

then stay on the oxygen for 5 or 10 minutes after the last twinge goes away

IF you can find a way to try this and it helps at all
(it should)
report back & we'll all see if we can help you work up a longrange scheme

good luck !

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