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Posted by M0J0 ( on July 22, 2001 at 02:31:33:


I was just diagnosed with CH's on Monday, 7/16. The good doctor put me on Topamax(25 mg daily) and gave me a few samples of 100 mg Imitrex pills. My last major attack was on Sunday(7/15) but since then I've had shadows(???bear with me, I'm trying to *get* your lingo) or slight headaches everyday.

I guess I should start charting my cycles. I'm wondering how you guys deal with your attacks at work? I mean, I've been able to kind of skirt around the issue but eventually I feel as thought it'll catch up to me. During these headaches im virtually useless. Do you guys notify your superiors of your condition? Are they generally understanding?

Also, have any of you had any sucess drinking alchohol without triggering headaches on a consistent basis? I ENJOY alcohol. Yes, I know it's bad for me. I'm 24 years old and I like to go out and party with my friends. This is not a part of my lifestyle I'd like to cut out.

I've seen a few posts on LSD and 'shrooms. Have they really been known it some cases to break cycles? Would you guys recommend trying this?

Well, I think I'll crash now. Looks like I'll be hangin' out with you guys quite a bit from now on and I'm actually looking forward to it. Take care guys.

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