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Posted by Bernie ( on January 20, 2002 at 23:28:47:

Ater a few year layoff, got em back real good last friday. I was thinking I was warding off the bad ones ( all the pain and pressure but no eye pain or running sinus) by taking magnesium 250 mg and Ginko. For a week it seemed like I could hold them off, buit friday was Imitrex time at 11 and at night after waking up and could not make it to the O2 in time. I have always known that once I start the shots I am stuck on them till the cycle goes away. I get this for up to 6 months. I read about 5HTP, it balances the serotonin levels ( or the claim is that) so saturday I got some and popped one in the store. By the time I rented some movies and went home the shadow left me. I felt better but still worried about that night beast. Took one before bed ( yes with a benedryl chaser) slept till 10 today ( you know that should have brought one on) and have taken 2 50mg today , one in the AM and one at 5PM. So far I have no shadows and lets say 2 days without an attack. I posted last week about the Ginko and magnesium holding the beast off but I dropped the Ginko and just have magnesium and this 5HTP stuff in me today and I hope it holds out. As always if I have any luck with it I will keep posting. If it bombs, or if someone here says wow you will die soon from taking it ( that might not be as bad as the clusterman) I will fess up to it either way.

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