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Posted by Joe Sprecco ( on April 17, 2000 at 19:36:02:

In Reply to: PREVENTIVE MEDICATION.... posted by BRIAN on April 16, 2000 at 15:35:11:

It's been the miracle drug for me. I am episodic, usually twice a year at the time changes, cycle lasts about 10 to 12 weeks. When I know the cycle is here, generally 2 confirmed ch's, I go on 1200 mg a day of lithium. A little tough at first because it does slow you down a LOT! But within a week or two they diminish in frequency and intensity. If I avoid all of my triggers, coffee, liquor, screwing up sleep cycles etc, then I can stay almost pain free for the cycle. Oxygen and cafergot will knock down the ones that break thru the lithium. Hope this helps, feel free to e-mail me for any details. Hang in there, wishing you peaceful sleep and pain free days.
Joe Sprecco

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