Posted by melissa (126.96.36.199) on November 20, 2000 at 07:43:39:
In Reply to: i am in hell posted by Barry on November 19, 2000 at 18:10:49:
I can't give you medical advice, I can only tell you what has worked for me.
I've had clusters for 6 years, am episodic, and I can't take a lot of certain medications, for my body can't handle them.
When I'm having a bout, and wake with the awful CH's, I drink 2 mugs of hot strong coffee, take either dramamine, or antihistamine, and put my hands in some hot dish water. I also rock back and forth while I have my hands in the water (yes I do dishes while I'm having an attack), it does help. (kind of like the same principle of Charlie S's biofeedback) The dramamine works excellent, keeps me from going into REM stages of sleep, where the CH gets me. Hopefully something I do, can help you too.
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