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Posted by Bob Kipple ( on February 17, 2000 at 19:18:05:

In Reply to: new to this site posted by Carroll on February 17, 2000 at 16:27:41:

Hi Carroll,
Sorry you're here but there is no better place for a clusterhead. If you check the survey link on the left sideboard, you'll see that more than 1/4 of the responents are female. While I don't do meds, many have had success with Prednisone. My preference is oxygen at 10 liters/minute with a non rebreathing mask. It works most of the time IF started early enough. Beware of triggers. For me, MSG is the the strongest followed by scents (perfumes, solvents, pipe and cigar smoke, etc), chocolate (why does my mother-in-law send me chocolate every Christmas?), nitrates and alcohol among others. I can tolerate any of the afore mentioned except MSG when out of cycle a heavy dose of MSG will ALWAYS trigger a CH (ie, eating out regularly, many resturants use it to make their food taste better). There is a tremendous amount of info here; read as much as you can. You will be so much better prepared to help youself and your doc to treat the beast. Good luck.


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