Posted by robert Moriarity (126.96.36.199) on May 01, 2000 at 10:55:39:
It started about 5 years ago and has not stopped. I get them around Summer time and the pain starts at 4:00 PM daily and this goes on for about 8 weeks. On the KIP Scale the pain is a 5 - 8 at the onset and quickly (within days) becomes an 8 -10. Until I found SANCERT I used "pain diversion therapy" My favorite was to take a long cotton swab, put nasal decongestant and try to touch the nerve in the back of my left side sinus, My doctor taught me this when he thought this was a sinus infection (the first year) this would stop the sinus flooding. For the headache part I would wrap a large ice pack in a towel and ever so gently SMACK my forehead with it. This is when my wife took me to the hospital. From that point (second year) It was discovered by an intern that I had all the classic singes of cluster headaches. I was given a script for Sancert and the following day the attack was just a mild thumping in the front left side of my head. This was one of the happiest days I have experienced.
Robert A. Moriarity Sr.
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