Posted by Jan (188.8.131.52) on April 13, 2000 at 11:04:28:
I don't post much here but I do read everyday. I have a question. I've had CH for 30 years now (since I was 12) I have always been episodic. My cycles usually last about 3 months and have gone from every 6 months or so, when I was younger to about every two years. This last cycle started last May and has continued until now. I had about a week in February where I didn't have any HA and I thought they were over, but they came back on the opposite side. (Mine have changed sides before also) From May to Sept. the HA were kind of hit and miss, maybe one or two a week, and in September through January they were pretty bad. (About 6 a day) I started taking 5-htp at the end of January and when the HA started on the opposite side I noticed that I wasn't getting any during the day. You could almost set a watch by them during the night but they are very mild. I usually just get up and take oxygen for about 10 minutes and they are gone. I take Imitrex injections when they are bad and that always works for me to abort the HA but I haven't even had to take them lately. I was just wondering, I know some of you have gone from episodic to chronic and vice-versa but I didn't know if when you are chronic are the HA terrible every day? Or are they worse at some times and not so bad at others? I also wonder if the 5-htp has anything to do with why mine are changing. I see my doctor next week and I will ask him about this, but it's always nice to get some first hand experience. Thanks!
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