Posted by Annemarie (184.108.40.206) on May 20, 2000 at 05:27:30:
In Reply to: O2 only posted by Kevin on May 19, 2000 at 16:27:09:
Kevin, you should really check out some of the medical info on this site, as I am not a doctor, but... My family doctor sent me to a neurologist, but had a very good idea of what my complaint was. He endorsed the neurologists' suggestions and gave me prescriptions for Verapamil, a calcium channel antagonist, pills, and really medication developed for heart problems. I started on a very low dose, about 1/6 of a heart patient's daily dose. That or double usually keeps the attacks away.
I do not take the stuff when I am sure there is no episode in the offing. At the moment I am shadowing, so I took to the Verapamil again.
Vera keeps the attacks off, but if during an episode the attacks suddenly peak and "break through" Oxygen breaks their back, for me in 7-10 minutes.
But check out the medical info, print it out and shove it at your doctor.
best of luck, annemarie
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