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Posted by Carl D ( on March 22, 2000 at 13:55:00:

Well, I'm nursing my umpteenth cold this season. I think it might have something to do with the fact it is 70 degrees one day and snowing the next. The weather sucks. As a consequence, my head feels twice its normal size. Got a real bad chest cold, and my sinuses are shot - which I think is amplifying the CHs. I basically screamed my head off into the pillow three times through the night. I broke down and called my GP's office to try and get something to deal with the pain. They prescribed Esgic - whatever the hell that is. Right now I am sweating my head off and dealing with a 3 shadow (have been shadowing non-stop again for 2 days.)

Talk about a small world. A friend of mine contacted me a couple of weeks ago, asking for info on clusters. I gave him some stuff I had printed up. Apparently, for the last two years, his father has been suffering with some funky headaches. My buddy said that a few weeks ago, he looked at his father while he was having one, and immediately thought of me and how I look during an attack. He asked me what the symptoms were, told me his dads symptoms, etc. His dad has been to 3 or 4 doctors, and then he went to another doc monday...They diagnosed him with CH. My buddy is freaking out that his father has these. I am kinda freaking on it too - especially when you consider the fact that they started with him 2 years ago, and he is getting ready to turn 71!!! I guess you're never too old to get CH. Now my friend is wondering if he might wind up with them at some point. I told him not to even think about it unless it happens. No sense in panicking about anything until the moment comes for it.

Speaking of panic, been having panic attacks again too. Not quite sure why, but they are back - full force. Every once in a while I just start freaking out - my heart racing 99 miles an hour. Oh well. Not even thirty yet and I'm just falling apart everywhere.
Gotta go. There's some chicken noodle soup with my name on it somewhere over here.

Carl D

P.S. - Jonny, I think my panic attacks started after reading about you in the glittery G-string in handcuffs, and Doug now being your bitch. Just the mental picture of it all had me in stitches.

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