Still here but hurting.

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Posted by Jimi ( on August 08, 2000 at 19:32:10:

In Reply to: There are people missing around here.... posted by August on August 08, 2000 at 17:56:37:

I guess I should let everyone know that I am still alive. After 5 months they appeared to be over. I went two weeks with sleeping all night and having none as oppossed to being up every hour and a half, sucking the 02 and dropping back to sleep. I was so excited. First I weaned myself off the cafergot. No problem. Still no headaches. So then, I came off of the verapimil, again no problem for a week. Soooo, we go out to celebrate. I didn't even take my small tank. We got to Red Lobster and then a movie. During the movie, I felt a shadow. Didn't last but 10 minutes and went away. But that night , about 3 hours after I went to sleep. I am awaken with a cluster. About a 4....took 02 and went to sleep. The next day I start getting attacked. had about 3 during the day and woke up every hour during the night. I immedietely went back on my verap and cafergot. But guess what. After a week of hell, they are not doing anything this time. I called a doc friend of mine and he gave me 4 samples of Amerge. The first night I woke up every 2 hours. Even the 02 is taking much longer to kick them. Last night I went to bed at 8 pm. Sleep 3 hours this time before being awaken and then every two hours. Well that was a little better. I will try it again tonight. Checked with my ins co. They of course will only pay for 9 per month and I can't take the ergotamine when I am on the triptan. So ,I am very depressed. It was such a cruel joke to play. Going out to celebrate the cycle is finally over after 5 mos and then the demon slams me back to pain and the meds quit working. One thing with the Amerge, I take the 2.5 pill at bedtime and I notice that around 3 in the afternoon, my head starts feeling like it is constricted too much and I feel tense. Almost like my body is saying I need another. But that can't be, I have only taken it for two nights. Anyway, that is my story. Thanks for asking about me August. To my chat buddies, I will be in there shortly. I just havn't felt up to it.

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