Posted by Jim Clark (18.104.22.168) on September 13, 2000 at 07:54:39:
In Reply to: I work with a sufferer of cluster headaches, how can I help! posted by Cindy on September 13, 2000 at 04:18:02:
How sweet of you to be concerned for your co-worker. I work with nurses and they do not always understand. This is a very personal and unique experience for every sufferer. We live in fear of the pain and the constant lack of sleep it brings.
Bring your boss to this website. Have them spend some time reading some of the Board Messages. Have him go throgh the data and info. Have him read Dr. Greg's stuff. Does your boss get even normal tension headaches? People who do not get headaches in general do not understand what those of us who do get them suffer through. My wife never got a single headache until after our 3rd child. She does not get CH like I do, but she now understands how even a normal headache can hurt.
For your co-worker, you cannot do anything for his pain. He must work thorugh that with his physician. But you can be symnpathetic and concerned. Send cards, flowers, notes of encouragement. Remind him that the episode will end and remission will be a sweet experience.
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