Fortunately I did not suffer any brain damage, but maybe I did

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Posted by NickD ( on March 28, 2001 at 10:03:31:

In Reply to: Damn those tachometers and speedometers hurt ... posted by Frank on March 27, 2001 at 23:55:39:

and don't know about it, but I did have to submit to a battery of intellectual and psychological tests at the UW rehab center, not bragging but still in the upper 0.1% in math, physics, and science, my biggest enemy was the many pain killers and tranquilizers offered (mind altering drugs I call them) to ease the pain, I was on these for a year that had adverse affects on my performance and decided to learn to live with the pain without drugs, I think this was a good decision, I will take up to one 10 mg of cyclobenzaprin a week,normally on a Saturday night to get a good nights sleep, drowsy on Sunday, but it wears off on Monday.

In my case, the onset of a CH always starts off with the nostrils swelling up shut with that dryness feeling than that dread spike like pain from the eye back to the ear with sometimes the pain dropping into my teeth. The traumas don't affect my nostrils at all and are centered on the left hand side of my head, more like a drilling kind of pain if that makes any sense. I have ridden through many traumas without O2, by simply relaxing, something very hard to do and taking slow deep breathes, with the pain, one tends to want to run and scream, but that just makes them that much worse, I call it submitting to the pain, please just give me some time I ask whomever I am with, and I will be okay.

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