Posted by Johnny (188.8.131.52) on March 02, 2001 at 09:33:05:
Hey all. I too suffer from cluster headaches, since I was 11 years old. I am now almost 45. I have tried almost everything to relieve the pain with very little sucess. When I was a kid doctors prescribed pain pills which made me fall asleep. I used to get in a lot of trouble at school because I would fall asleep in class. In my early teens I quit the pain pills and started taken mega doses of asprin or just suffer through the attacks. In my twentys I tried other drugs such as cafegot and elavil. These drugs did nothing for me. In my thirtys I heard about imitrex and when I first started using it I thought it was a miracle drug but during my second series of attacks I started getting chest pains when I used it. That scared the heck out of me and I quit using it. Now in my fortys I use mega amount of excedrine which works about 50% of the time. By accident I have discovered something else that works about 75% of the time. A year or so ago my wife became an Omnitrition representitive and one of their products called "Charge Plus 2" works for me. It contains vitamins and minerals plus several other special ingredents. Those ingredents are caffine @ 80mg, chromium @ 20mcg, glycine @150mg, L-phenylalanine @ 800mg, pyroglutamic acid @ 125mg, taurine @ 200mg and garcinia cambogia extract @ 400 mg. Omnitrition advertises the product as a dietary supplement with all natural products.If I drink the product as soon as I feel an attack coming it usually releives the symptoms with in 10 minutes. Really the only time it does not work is when I get an attack while I am sleeping and I wake up with a fully blown headache or when I can't take it at the first on set of symptoms.
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