Posted by Paco (126.96.36.199) on April 23, 2001 at 16:30:14:
In Reply to: I never used the phrase ' trigger an attack' in regards to posted by NickD on April 23, 2001 at 16:09:28:
Background: Sucked O2 (aviation) for 12 years. Started using O2 for clusters 15 years ago. There is an excellent summary on this site on the use of oxygen, plus "experts" who regularly post their knowledge and techniques on using O2 to abort CH attacks. When I was hooked up to O2 in the air, I simply turned it off to smoke, my mask still hanging from my helmet. We had warnings about the dangers of oxygen and had to know how to use it properly. It's the same with almost anything in life. Even my gay cat will draw blood if I step on his tail. You did say that O2, if used improperly, can trigger an attack. A poor choice of words or else you are wrong. As far as irritating your sinus or nasal passages, you should perhaps use a bubbler that adds moisture. Oh, when I got the bends 32 years ago, I was on O2 for 24 hours with no ill effects. The reason you are getting so much feedback on this has nothing to do with you personally. Most people who have been here awhile are very careful about advice and meticulous about the facts when advising other sufferers.
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