Posted by Dave W (220.127.116.11) on December 13, 2000 at 14:26:09:
In Reply to: Fear posted by hub on December 13, 2000 at 12:35:18:
I fear nothing! That is, until the shadow falls over me.... And lately a new wrinkle has added some punch to the fear. In all my years of clustering (20+), each individual attack has hit its crescendo within very few minutes of start-up. In other words, if it's a 10, then it starts as a 10. If it's a 5, it starts as a 5. I can't remember a single exception.
Twice this past week though, I've been riding out a fairly mild (3 or 4) attack for maybe two hours when it suddenly ratchets up to an 8++! Caught me with no medicine each time, too. Since the initial attack was mild, I chose not to treat it with oxygen or imitrex -- then since I thought I was guaranteed a certain level of pain for a couple hours, I went driving with no O2 and no imitrex.... The old beastie has given me a new thing to fear, and has taken away the (small) comfort of having a mild headache. This sucks.
Thanks for listening to me, too, and keep your hands where I can see them hub, or I'll let go of Old Blue's leash.
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