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Posted by Chana ( on April 02, 2000 at 16:21:12:

In Reply to: I'm no expert... posted by Susan on April 02, 2000 at 12:05:20:

Since my cycles have come so close together in the last couple of years, I have times when I only get about 6 weeks off.

My current cycle started about 3 weeks ago, with lots of heavy shadowing for about a month prior to it.

I was on Amerge back in November & early Dec of 1999, and though it seemed to help lots, I had a lot of aggravation from BC/BS of Maryland, and had to lay some of the money out myself (at $19.00 @ pill). This time I did the capsaisin in the nose (((((HOT))))) for about two weeks. I figured I had nothing to loose.

This has been the strangest cycle I've ever had, with only a couple of bad HAs in the last few weeks, and some low end HAs 2 or 3's.

Last week I got hit badly while out, and as soon as I got home I tried the meditation/displacement as Susan calls it. I took a very hot washcloth, and layed it down on my sink/vanity, then put my head on it (cluster side) (I was sitting down, of course) and I sincerely displaced the horrible pain, to the point where I was almost in a trance. Now I know a lot of you out there probably think this is BS, but those of you who know me from the message board, know that I don't talk trash.

You have nothing to loose, except the pain, and I for one think that the mind is a powerful tool.

I wish you all pain free times ahead.


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