Posted by drhoser (220.127.116.11) on September 03, 2001 at 05:35:24:
In Reply to: A CH Sufferer posted by Ryan Clarke on September 03, 2001 at 03:09:15:
it just seems like lousy ammunition to fight this beast. if he doesn't understand clusters perhaps you need to inform him of how debilitating clusterheadaches are. Or get a doctor who does understand. you need something to prevent attacks from happening and something to abort the attacks until the preventatives kick in & the cycle is broken. verapamil & prednisone are effective preventatives for many, although some dislike the side effects of prednisone in particular.
imitrex injections & oxygen are two of the most succesful abortives. on the alternative side of things we have the water treatment, the shroom treatment, melatonin ect.
these are just a few suggestions. best to start clicking away and read ALL information contained here.
as for any immediate pain, i'm afraid i can't help you there. most painkillers i've tried won't even begin to touch a level 8-10 assuming they are metabolised before the attack is over. anything you can buy without a scrip is just wasting your money in my opinion.
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