Posted by rob (126.96.36.199) on June 25, 2001 at 01:47:28:
In Reply to: Neuropharmacological musings from a mad scientist posted by pinksharkmark on June 24, 2001 at 02:35:25:
Here's my opinion on the hallucination theory. First off, I've had ch for 25 years. Every year they got worse until I went chronic in '94. I had been using LSD and mushrooms for many years and noticed early on they had a profound effect on the cluster cycle. Most of the time the cycle would at least stop for a few days or weeks. Once I went chronic the cycle would not stop, but I would not get any ch at least for 12 hours which was relief in its self. I was also using other drugs like cafergot, verapimil, lidocaine etc. I obtained very high quality LSD and decided to experiment. First, I stopped all the ch drugs and went with a two day knockout of dilaudid and valium(not recommended but was having 8-9's). I like to eat a light bland meal before tripping of bread and fruit. About an hour later I dosed with approx. 1000 micrograms and 20mg of valium to keep the edge off. This was about 15 months ago and I have not had any full blown ch since. My theory is these types of drug interfere with the circadian rythm of our body clocks. Since while you are tripping you do lose perception of time and space mentally, maybe our bodies lose the timing mechanism for these headaches. We all know ch is a disease that knows it's timing. Please feel free to e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other theories. God blesses you all.
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