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Posted by Kenn ( on January 31, 2001 at 04:53:55:

In Reply to: Novacaine Injections in the Back of head posted by JJS on January 31, 2001 at 00:09:22:

Novacaine injections are a quick fix for some and they have actually broken a cycle in a few patients from what I understand. But it doesn't address the real problem and it does nothing to cure CH in the long term, especially for those who have suffered for a lengthy time.

I have just completed ten months of chiropractic treatments with the following results...

The cycle I was in at the time was one of the worst and longest in fifteen or more years, and after about a dozen spinal/neck adjustments at three a week the cycle ended.
I continued with weekly treatments, gradually settling into a once a month maintenance schedule.

A new cycle began in October, but it was the easiest and lightest I have ever had...only a handful of "bad" attacks and none of them reached a ten.

The fact that I found a chiropractor who really understands the issues behind Cluster Headaches and how to treat them was the key.
I realize that possibly half of those who have tried chiropractic for CH report that they have come up empty.

And it's the same with accupuncture...the practitioners must know what they are doing in order to be successful. My first accupuncturist ended my cycle with a single treatment! But, the last one I visited failed miserably, even though I had nearly a dozen treatments. And she was an actual Chinese master at it. She used different focus points in her treatment than did the first one.

So, it depends upon the knowledge and expertise of the one doing the work.

Main drawback to both of these procedures -- ...costly.
If the health insurance industry was really concerned about our health and well-being they would pay for these types of treatments.

I have been storing up one entire TON of stuff to talk about, including the promised "AMAZING CLUSTER SECRETS," which I hope to be ready to post during February.

I will try to post a brief questionaire for those of you who asked about it last year...This might spur me to action.
I might as well admit that the main reason I didn't get this done when we were talking about it before is that I have had to take treatments for serious, suicidal depression.
Admitting that and openly discussing it is part of my therapy.

Who else out there is on 200mg of Zoloft? And what is it doing for you?

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