Posted by BobG (188.8.131.52) on June 26, 2001 at 01:55:24:
In Reply to: Thanks,but what about my questions? posted by Mike R on June 26, 2001 at 01:13:39:
Words inside the quote marks were copy/pasted from your post.
"Assume the average person with CH has the sinus trouble symptoms."
That is a big assumption since the average CH'er does not have sinus trouble. But the average Ch'er has been mis-diagnosed with sinus trouble when the search began for his/her cause of headaches. I can only assume to answer by saying sinus trouble is sinus trouble and the CH'er would have it all the time and not just during an attack.
"when I`ll just lay in my bed and the headaches will come and go" and "night and lying down makes the headaches more frequent and stronger."
Do you just lay there or are you forced to get up or at least to sit up? 99.9 percent of CH'ers cannot stay lying down during an attack.
"I`d be interested to know what that guy with the "phantom CH" does for a living"
That is something you'll have to ask Dr Salveson about. But Phantom CH has been reported here more than once.
"This has to be related to either my quitting smoking"
Smoking (or not) has been discussed at the board many times. Nothing concrete has been established if it increases ch or decreases it. Some Ch'ers have never smoked, some smoke way to much, some have quit and still have ch. Many, maybe more do than don't, CH'ers smoke.
"I will indeed be seeing a specialist"
That is what you really need to do. A good neurologist is what is needed at this time.
Let me ask this…do your headaches feel like an "ice cream brain freeze pain" (but multiply the pain and time duration X 100? You know, when you eat ice cream to fast and get a pain in the eye. That is the best way I can describe what the pain feels like.
IMHO, and I'm not a doctor or headache specialist, you could very well be a cluster victim, I hope not. It is also possible you have an allergy problem that needs looking into.
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