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Posted by Lee T ( on August 08, 2001 at 16:19:53:

In Reply to: Description of my headaches.. posted by Pat Samaha on August 08, 2001 at 15:47:18:

You are describing me 20 years ago. (Hate to burst your bubble with that good bit of news!) It was only in the last 6-8 years that I began to have the majority of my attacks during the night, and more than 2 a day. (Sometimes as many as 5 or 6 in 24 hours...there I go again!)
The beer has got to go, at least while you are in cycle. As for the cigs, I am a smoker and have found no real difference during my cycle. In fact, it's generally the first thing I want after an attack is gone. There are those here who will tell you different..you'll have to figure it out for yourself. Try things like icepacks, cold, or maybe even hot, showers to help deal with the pain until you can get to the doc. I, too, apply as much pressure as I can to help ease the pain, usually to my forehead and/or temple. If nothing else it refocuses the pain. I pace a lot, and during my last cycle took to counting my steps as I paced to distract myself! Anything to get your mind off that *&*^%*% headache!
Best of luck at the neuro...let us know how you fare!

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