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Posted by Charlie S ( on April 26, 2001 at 23:37:20:

Folks, don't take this the wrong way. This is one of the very few positive replies I got for my little techinque. I'm only posting this to let you know that the thing can work. Here it is:

Hiya Charlie
Hopes this finds you safe and well - I come bearing good news!! Last Monday night, I go to bed and doze off...awake at 4am with the monster knocking on the door - I realised that I had no painkillers in the house, foolishly, and the attack was beginning to flare up. So I took myself to the top of the stairs and tried the biofeedback - with a lot of concentration - unbroken I must say - lo and behold I aborted the attack, that is to say I managed to get the pain down to a dull throb, then applied an icepack to my head - and the job was complete!!
I went back to sleep and awoke again at 7am - the same technique produced the same results. I have to admit Charlie I was singing your praises around Belfast the following day!!!!
You were right though - it is an exhausting process and hard to keep up during a cycle... I awoke with another attack yesterday and just couldn't find the energy to implement the biofeedback...it was quite a severe Cluster and I found it hard to concentrate against that pain!!
I went to see my doctor yesterday - He does'nt seem to know much about clusters - I think he just passed it off as migraine - and supplied me with a preventative drug (which is already making me feel sick) and a strong painkiller which is at least fast acting!! But as you know I'm not a fan of medication but if it helps, I'll take it.
I'm in work as usual using their computers to keep in touch - I'd better get on and actually do some work - not the easiest thing as CH's have left me exhausted!!
Take care, Gareth/Paddy! ( Gareth is my first name! )

I wonder why most of the success stories come from the British Isles?

Charlie S

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