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Posted by Jeff ( on July 10, 2001 at 18:37:31:

In Reply to: Trying to help husband posted by Sherri Taylor on July 10, 2001 at 17:26:59:

Dear Sherri,

I have had clsuter on and off for like 20 years
and have never ever lost consciousnes (sp?)I have thrown up etc.
Feel free to e-mail me directly, but the first thing I would have around
if I was you is some oxygen. It worked to abort clusters for several years for me
but no longer works. The next thing I would try to get is some Xylocaine injectable
and draw it out with a needle and put it in a spray bottle w/some saline and he should spray it in his
nose as soon as he feels the symptoms. These in my opinion are the best benign substances for Clusters.

I have been to the emergency room several times.
What a nightmare! Calling 911 must have been really scary for you and him. The other thing that has worked for me
temporarily has been acupunture. Tell your husband it doesn't hurt.
Sadly, at least for me it only helped for awhile but I also had my longest period w/o clusiters from

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