Posted by Dennis O'Connor (22.214.171.124) on January 08, 2002 at 16:37:29:
In Reply to: Duradrin????? posted by Kay on January 08, 2002 at 14:11:48:
I took it for years. Butt always at 3 times the recommended dose. If I ate it at the very first precursor of a CH it certainly helped. The ones that got a headstart...particularly the wake-up calls, kicked my butt. Maybe the Midrin shortened an hour-in-hell to 45 minutes-in-hell...I don't know.
Duradrin/ Midrin...search the archives fer both names. There are many entries.
I do know that the frequency and severity of my pain was unacceptable. So I took from this Message Board a different route. I first got a proper O2 rig. The abortive effects were miraculous. I finally quit eating the magadoses of Midrin and just used the O2.
Butt I wanted even less torture...so I followed advise from the folks here and started on Verapamil...with O2 and Zomig as an abortive as needed...When I reached 300 on Vera...my pain ceased altogether. I have a growing cache of Zomig. The O2 tank is close by but covered in 7 lovely months of dust.
Midrin/duradrin is mild in comparison to some of the meds the good folks here eat. If it works for you...great. If yer remaining misery is unacceptable, try some of the goodies recommended here....and share yer progress or regress...that's how this board works best.
...oh yea...since I did the history thing....I must confess that I used blue cheeze plugs under my tongue and vinegar rubdowns for a couple of weeks...the CHMB told me to! S'funny thing about Clusterheads...ready to try anything...willing to accept the outrageous...when yer in hell...it all looks like up from there...even Charlie's "engorged digitalis" technique...which he hasn't posted about in over 30 minutes or so.
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