Posted by Q (22.214.171.124) on December 12, 2001 at 13:28:02:
Here's the deal. I took my O2 prescription to Aeriform, a new conglomerate company with offices all over and root supplier of medical oxygen in Houston, and presumably elsewhere. They were intrigued by the use of O2 for cluster headaches and got me a large (6-foot tall by 1-foot diameter) tank. The cost was $17.00 (seventeen dollars) for the contents and 22 cents per day for the tank. The tank was made in 1928 by the Lindy corporation (German company) and has markings from the Nazis. I guess that 22-cents a day for 70-odd years adds up. Now I am equipped with a small tank to carry around and a torpedo-sized one in the den.
In my case, this arrangement works really well at knocking down about half the attacks without having to resort to the expensive Imitrex injection treatment. Now, with the large tank and no fear of running out soon, my use of oxygen has become more frequent. This tank was obtained about two months ago. I remain chronic, although the intensity of the attacks has greatly reduced due the psycho-active therapy started about a year ago.
Now to the point of the message. Nose hair. Prior to this time I never gave my nose hair much thought. Now that I have started the oxygen treatments, it seems that my nose hair has started growing thick, long and fast. I have to trim it about once a week to keep it out of sight. I have started to think that this is the side-effect of using the oxygen. I presume that the nose-hair membrane is reacting favorably to the oxygen-rich atmosphere during the treatments.
I checked the post archives, but noting turned up.
Is this something that anyone else has experienced?
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