Posted by Paco (188.8.131.52) on May 07, 2001 at 06:01:29:
In Reply to: Not diagnosed yet but O2 is working if we get a jump start with O2 posted by Norris Buchmeyer on May 07, 2001 at 01:56:22:
First, it's good that you have oxygen for your son. A little info: I'll put a link at the bottom showing the mask that most of us use. Set flow rate at 8-10 lpm. Keep him on oxygen for about 5 min. after the pain subsides. Using O2 as a preventive is questionable, and I haven't seen any positive reports. Some questions for you: I assume your son is being treated by a neurologist. Has he tried Imitrex (Summatriptan)? For many, the injection aborts a cluster attack within a few minutes. Has he been prescribed any preventives, like Verapamil (Calan), or lithium, or prednisone? Finally, check for detailed information through the button links on the top left of your screen when you have time. Email me if I can help. You sound like a great father and supporter for your son.
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