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Posted by Bennie Sue ( on January 16, 2001 at 23:47:30:

In Reply to: Newly diagonosed, any advice? posted by Callie on January 16, 2001 at 22:38:37:

It sounds odd to me that your doctor was smart enough to diagnose CH and not smart enough to know that painkillers are pretty useless as a treatment for CH.

There are much better medications that work to prevent cycles from starting in the first place. Sometimes it takes a while to find the one that will work for you. Sometimes a combination is needed.

If you got something like Imitrex then you might have thought it qualifies as a pain killer because it will stop the pain almost immediately for many of us. But it is not the same type of painkiller as one you might take after a tooth extraction or for a broken arm.

Please see the link to learn more about CH medications and possibly discuss this with your doctor.

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