Posted by Margi (220.127.116.11) on January 31, 2002 at 17:48:29:
In Reply to: Grow Up Bulldog posted by Christian on January 31, 2002 at 17:37:01:
Perhaps if your brother had been prescribed the known helpful preventatives and abortives for clusters, he may not have ended up with so much pain and continued frustration. Sadly, narcotics only mask the pain, they don't treat the symptoms or prevent the attacks. There are other drugs that do - both legal AND illegal. But not the narcotics, unfortunately. The hallucinogenics have really made a dent in cluster prevention but there IS no magic cure yet.
My husband has tried the narcotic route as well, lots of folks here HAVE, in fact. All, with pretty much the same results. No results. Just continued pain and resulting dependance on the narcs.
That's all I'm saying, is that you sound like you're a great and knowledgeable advocate for eliminating chronic cluster pain, it's just that you're maybe going down the wrong avenue. I don't mean to offend you at all, but they obviously didn't help your brother at all either. Not if that was the end result. I'm sorry if that's harsh, it's not meant to be.
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