Posted by Margi (18.104.22.168) on February 07, 2002 at 10:18:40:
In Reply to: HUBBY IS SUFFERING posted by Catherine on February 07, 2002 at 08:14:10:
sorry to hear your hubby is suffering so much. It really is horrendous watching someone you love go through this and be powerless to stop the attack, isn't it?
So, he's done the prednisone....is he on any other meds currently? My husband also did the pred burst but he continues to stay on verapmil to hopefully prevent the attacks. There are some breakthroughs still, though.
Is Walt using oxygen as an abortive? Ice to help him deal with the pain? Dramamine to help him sleep through the night without getting hit?
Welcome to the site, Catherine - and please know that cluster headache supporters are welcome here too. Also let Walt know about us, it may really help him to visit here and know that he's not alone in his pain.
Hang in there, gal - we are here to help. Read everything you can in the buttons to the left to see if you can find something that will help you both. We have a section here for cluster supporters, as well - for those of us that live with sufferers. No poetry or flowery pep-talks there - we practice REAL cluster support - but you just might find that you aren't alone either in what you go through. If you click the link below, you'll find us.
Also, be sure to visit the OUCH website - you don't have to be a member to view it, and there really ARE some good tips in the menus above the map.
Again, welcome. When you feel you're reaching the end of your rope, give us a shout. We've got an endless supply.
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