Posted by Tim M (22.214.171.124) on May 10, 2001 at 14:37:02:
In Reply to: Here it is again. You'll never get rid of me...This is for some posted by Charlie S on May 10, 2001 at 03:37:40:
Not the best subject title, I know.
I got my Clusters in the 90s, and even with the partially effective meds, I was referred to learn "biofeedback" which is the exact same thing. The object there was to learn to increase the temperature of hands and feet....when the temp was rising, a tone would sound. The more one could learn to keep the tone going, the warmer the extremeties became. Warm extremeties equals more blood flow. More blood to the extremeties means less to the veins to the head, which means less pressure, less pain.My problem has been that the pain of the attack overpowers my ability to think about anything else. It's hard to think about warm hands when my head is being stepped on by an elephant.
BUT...when I can get to it early, or if the attack is less than a major crisis, such self-treatment can be helpful, in my experience.
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