Hi Tracy....

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Posted by Margi ( on March 09, 2000 at 10:08:47:

In Reply to: Self Help...no other choice!! posted by Tracy on March 09, 2000 at 09:46:42:

Sorry, but I'm still unclear as to what your self-helps are.....what OTC's are you using?
My husband has had no luck with meds so here's what he does.
1. The Water Treatment (read the button on the left for details.)
2. Ice - apply ice bags directly to the pain or on the back of the neck.
3. Dramamine/Gravol - sleep aid taken before bed CAN get you through the night sometimes. Doesn't let you get into the REM phase of sleep (which is when the attacks occur) but it might get you some sequential hours of sleep.
4. Oxygen - used as an abortive at the first signs of onset.

Using these methods have drastically reduced the severity and length of his cycles. Hope you find some relief soon. Hang in there.

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