Posted by anon (220.127.116.11) on August 28, 2001 at 22:15:44:
Posted by Georgia (18.104.22.168) on August 21, 2001 at 05:42:36:
In Reply to: to try and clarify on the injections posted by anon on August 20, 2001 at 02:45:14:
why you didn't want to go into detail....damn curiousity of mine! I have heard of playing doctor, but this was a new one for me. Needles give me the hebeejeebees. In the nipple? Ow. Double ow. Ok, let's not talk about that anymore. Just curious (again, here we go...) are you male or female? I would normally email this to you, but since you didn't post your email....have you many piercings too? I mean...at least with piercings, you get the needle part and the something that lasts part, and sometimes even looks kinda nifty. OK, I am shutting off that sleep deprived part of my brain that is wondering even more things....changing the subject here....So....how about them Yankees?
I still am glad that you are pain free and I still find it interesting about the saline intake. I know this sounds crazy, but...I was in the hospital a while back and they gave me DHE-45 IV treatment. Mixed with the DHE was saline...plus the saline flushes for the IV every few hours...and I was pain free the whole time I was in there. Granted, when I got home, the beast came back with a vengeance. I had always attributed the break in pain to the DHE. Maybe it was the saline. Who the hell knows anymore. My ch did not stay away though....I am still chronic. Hmmmm. Maybe the higher salt content played a part? Please keep us updated as to your progress, and thanks for sharing this, I think, must not have been an easy thing to do.
Peace and love,
Sorry it took me awhile to get back to you. "Real life" has been real hectic, but still PF!!!! Well sort of anyway. No CH's but getting some migraine visual disturbances. I can even type better now. My anxiety has dropped to nearly nil, I'm not living every day thankful yet apprehensive about another attack. It's kinda freaky really because I am normally in cycle all through the summer!
To answer more of your questions. I am female. I don't have any body piercings, except my ears. Three times in each ears, but it has been literally years since I wore earrings. The injections, in play, provides the temporary pleasure that I do enjoy in medical play (yet really hate if I am actually at the docs). I don't want permanent thus no piercings. :)
DHE.. the Deadly D. That stuff makes me power puke. It's like some Inquisitional-chemotherapy treatment or something. It also never worked for me despite how many doctors in ERs in the past have made me try it with me screaming at them it would only make things worse because my head wouldnt stop plus I'd be puking in no time.
I'm not sure if it is the increase in the salt amount or if maybe it is that the saline injections were in fatty tissue and the saline could gradually be absorbed by my body over a period of time versus if it was given in an IV straight into the blood stream.
I just know that for the first time in a long, long, long, looooooooonnnnnnng time I feel REALLY GOOD because I never really realized how much of my tension, anxiety, and stress was because I was consciously and more importantly subconsciously scared shitless that another CH was just around the corner. It has taken these many weeks though to begin working myself out of that cycle. I am reminded of Lamaze and how they warned you of the "fear-tension-pain" cycle in labour and childbirth and I see how much that applies here. I have been living in fear for sooo long that I now am beginning to wonder, how many attacks did I bring on by my own fear-tension cycle that went on to become pain? How much might have saved myself if I had just worked a little harder towards relaxing and NOT letting myself worry about it?
Some say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but believe you me, I'm no fonder now of clusters than I was before! I'll stick with 'familiarity breeds contempt'!
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