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Posted by Nina Blessing ( on January 06, 2001 at 17:42:58:

I am a 34 year old female living in Indiana. I have suffered with these demonic headaches for better than 10 years. In the past 2 years, the cluster headaches have become chronic. I have fractured my skull Just above the left eye where all my headaches are-twice. I usually do okay until I begin having as many as 4-6 headaches in a day. Then I can't stand the torment anymore and I result it "searching out for the hardest surface I can find--usually concrete or the brick fireplace serves me well. I can't help it. I beat and beat my head until the beast leaves. Sometimes it goes in 15-20 minutes but mostly now I suffer for 60-90 minutes each time. Sleep depravation has set in for me because my only saving grace is my trusty 0xygen tank(which serves me well IF I can get to it quick enough. My headaches are coming on so fast now that by the time I can get to it--unfortunately it's too late. If the 02 doesn't work then I use narcotics which to me only mask the pain. I've tried everything. Even going to the Diamond Headache Clinic In Chicago, Illinois. There I went though a treatment called Histamine Desitization Therapy. It worked for about 3 months only to have the demon come back with a vengence and at a cost of $25,000. Which because of my husbands insurance we must pay 20%. Like getting that bill won't give you a major headache! Was it worth it? Yes, because I had become suicidal. I wasn't happy with the demon coming back with a vengence but I somehow have survived. But now again I have grown weary, and beginning the cycle of wanting it all to end. But I know there is a purpose for me being here and suffering with these cluster headaches.

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