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  1. (Don't mean to come out of the gate too hard on your doc but it sounds like he hardly knows what he's doing. (atleast he knows about 100% O2, so I'll give him that Some docs (a LOT of them) don't have clue as to how to properly perscribe O2. That guy doing his "study" is going to incorrectly report that O2 is useless for his patients, when it's really his script that's useless.  He didn't give you a non rebreather mask if it doesn't have the bag that can fill with 100% O2. And that pretty much equals complete failure to help CH attacks. Not to mention he's completely clueless if he says over 12lpm won't help. Many people aren't able to get aborts until they go to 15lpm at a minimum. Some people have to go all the way up to 25lpm and do a short hyperventelate to take out attacks.  It sorta gets me to hear quacks that act like experts when they don't have the first clue as to what they're doing. (But, glad he atleast got you the O2 script, you can modify as needed from here!!! yayyyy) You're on the right track getting the "Non Rebreather" mask from the website. PFW, J I think we have all been through this avenue with neuros. My current one admits she isn't versed on it so she asked what to write on the script and I said 15 lpm. Now, most of us have regs that go far beyond this so if the doc writes 10 lpm max, who cares. We have control of that. If you don't have a good reg, check them out on EBay as they're relatively inexpensive until you exceed 15lpm +.
  2. Brilliant Bejeeber, almost fell off my chair ;D ;D ;D
  3. I have handed all of my bosses the old Cluster Headache letter for employers for starters. http://www.ouch-us.org/chgeneral/colleagueletter.htm Luckily my bosses understand and are ok with it eventhough they don't understand it. I am in cycle now and I truly believe by working, it keeps my mind off of the beast. With using seeds, the vitamin D3 regimen (from Batch) and a good filled E tank of O2 in the car, I just stroll through cycles now barely getting above a K2. It took years of pain to get this far and that's the beauty of this board and the cluster headache.com board. I have learned so much in just 5 years. I've been episodic for 18 years and I finally have this F-in beast in my grasp. Keeping a positive attitude, a high alkaline diet and exercise has also helped me. Hejada, if you need any tips or advice/links, please pm me whenever. We all know what you're going though. It sucks, but there is hope. Have a great holiday! Chad
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    Spiny, I find that one of my triggers is hunger so when my belly growls, I start eating. I will back up what the elf says, try the seeds. It has made my cluster management that much easier. Matter of a fact, I ate 40 seeds last might as my cycle is starting up after a year and a half of being PF. I swear my remission time is longer due to seeds or maybe it's luck on my side. BTW, check out Batches regiment of vitamin D3. He has a thread started on here. A lot have found relief going that route. I'm trying that as well along with seeds and O2. Oxygen alone has made my cycles easier. I'm lucky if I have felt a K7 or higher in years due to these boards and the CH board. Sorry to get off topic here. Keep reading and retain all.
  5. Biggest trigger for me, my wife, kidding... lol Boss, i'm right there with you. If I even smell a cig while in cycle, it's almost guaranteed that i'll get hit in addition to burning leaves, a chimney or any kind of petroleum product. I smoked years ago and I swear when I quit, my cycles got easier to handle and it was one less trigger for me Also, Strong perfume, nitrates, letting myself get hungry, alcohol of any kind the list goes on and on.
  6. I've always gotten more seeds than I ordered. When I order 100 seeds for that 12.99 @ Iamshaman, I usually get 500. Same deal with Psychoactiveherbs.com 1000 seeds should only be around $100 if you order from either sites. What site was it so we know to watch out. Yes, after dosing with seeds, you'll sleep like a baby, but don't be surprised to get hit the next day. It's the days following I usually get some results. Not PF, but less severity and number of daily CH. BTW, depending on where you live, try growing them yourself next spring and you'll have a supply come next fall. I wish the best for your hubby! Wishing him PF time. Chad
  7. Hang in there buddy. The detox period can be really rough, but if the busting works for you after that, it will be well worth it later on. We're here to listen. -Chad
  8. Thanks for the Vote link Lee Ann. I voted last night and I also forwarded it to my neuro so hopefully he votes too
  9. As the rest said, be patient. This busting doesn't work overnight. It takes patience and trust. I'm surprised 2g wasn't intense. I haven't done psilo in almost 10 years and at the time, only 1g had me in a pretty wild trip (in a fun way) along with the rest of my buddies who did it with me. Maybe those batches I did were strong. This is why I use seeds since they work for me. Psilo is my back up if seeds fail. Keep on busting my friend. Best of luck! Chad
  10. Hi Lee Ann, I think I did, but i'm going to forward it again in case he didn't get it. I know he'll be interested. I just got Jordan hooked up with my same neuro. The more professionals involved the better.Â
  11. You can certainly feel the difference in batches, however I have not clue how to measure the amount of alkaloids in these little suckers. I know that adding the lemon juice should help extract the "gold", but if there isn't any "gold" in the seed, you're just extracting nothing. I have felt a slight body buzz/nausea from 30 seeds and other batches absolutely nothing with 80 seeds. I wish they had test kits, lol!
  12. Bob, you and everybody involved to me are considered "Saints"! Two words.... Thank YOU
  13. More and more of these doctors are starting to surface. I finally found my neuro of choice. When I first visited him I said, "you may not agree with this, but I use a type of seed to manage my headaches" and the first thing he said was morning glories? He is totally on board with the use of psychedelics. My neuro before him rolled his eyes at me and said I shouldn't listen to people on chat boards. That was my last visit to him. The new doc prescribed me O2 and actually drew a chart on how to use seeds. He knows I need to fine tune it and after a couple of years, i'm happier than ever. I'm sticking with this guy. I email him regularly with research I find on here. He is really interested and supportive.
  14. Welcome John! Read as much as you can and ask many questions. Chad
  15. You think the mask works good? Try a mouthpiece. There is absolutely no way to get anything other than pure 02 with a mouthpiece, and it is so much easier to manage. You don't have to have a free hand to hold it all the time. You can hold it with your teeth. Inhale through the mouth, exhale through the nose. It don't get any easier than that. I couldn't agree more. The mouthpiece is the ONLY way to go for me. ...and for all of you wondering, when you order from DJ at CH.com a mouthpiece and mask comes with the kit so no need to get that mouthpiece separately. If you get dry mouth, you can always keep a glass of water by your side and take a sip in between breathes or use what they call a "bubbler" which adds moisture to your O2.
  16. Thanks a bunch for the info MJ. I'll do that for now on. The main reason I soaked longer is merely because I forget about them and before I go to bed.... well that's when I ingest them for that good nights sleep. That larger dose I did this past cycle that was soaked for over 24 hours was the one that really got me with the nausea. It literally woke me within an hour of my sleep. Now seed contant, we can never know for sure about that. It's a gamble every time so it seems.
  17. Tingeling, I would start out with 25-30 rc seeds and see what kind of results you get during the next week. I take mine at night and it's guaranteed that i'm going to sleep through the night like a baby w/o the beast visiting. I sometimes get hit hard (K5 or higher) the next day though once or twice, but the following days my clusters become less intense (almost shadows). As always, the larger the dose, the better the effect. I repeat dosing every 5 days till the cycle is gone. I ONLY use rivea corymbosa seeds. The reason for it is because i'm not into that trippin feeling like I enjoyed in college. If I need to go to the next level, i'll pull the psilo out that I keep in the freezer and make tea, but I have never had to do that. RC seeds is my magic bullet as a preventative therapy. O2 takes care of the hits that get through. My cycles are very tolerable thanks to rc seeds and O2. Now, I know nothing about Raynaud's syndrome other than what I peaked at on Wiki, but how do you know that the sludge of seeds will interfere with that? Most I know including myself drink the seeds with all of the sludge to get the maximum amount of LSA.
  18. Exacto! HBWR sludge could be scary. I've never tried them, but was told their a bit more potent. RC seed sludge only gets me nauseous after a certain point like David said. When I did 80, I was nauseous as hell, but i'll take that over K5's and up. I know very little of the morning glory. I think I hear they contain the least amount of LSA so you would probably need larger amounts for them to be affective. Tingeling, was that recipe for morning glory? 600 of rivea corymbosa is nuts and 600 HBWR is just insane, heck some say 12 HBWR is insane. I saw a video on youtube with a guy who does morning glory among other psychedelics and I don't think he even came close to 600 and I consider him an expert. He does 200 in the link below. This guy is very informative. Check his channel out for other info. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqAL3gwe7uw&feature=related
  19. If you ordered from Iamshaman, you should get those seeds quickly. I still say drink the slug and all regardless. It certainly can't hurt. I soaked for 36 hours with just water and lemon juice in the fridge this past cycle and boy did it do something. It practically knocked the beast out. I didn't mention that was an 80 seed dose. I only had shadows for two weeks after that and then did a simple 30 seed dose. I've been in remission ever since.
  20. Try soaking them for 24 hours or so. That's the best dosage affect I have ever gotten.
  21. Only ever used a mortar and pestle. You just need to cup your hand over the mortar so those little buggers don't escape when the pestle smashes them. I have been on several rc seed egg hunts on the kitchen floor looking for the ones that flew out, lol!
  22. http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/08/24/psychedelic.drugs.depression/index.html?hpt=C2 Found this to be interesting as I was reading CNN news on my lunch break. I haven't read all of it yet. I was hoping it would say something about treating clusters, but hell, it's (psilocybin) getting more in the open for treating other things as well.
  23. I usually keep a glass of water by my side and if I dry out too much, I just take a sip of water and get back to the mouthpiece.
  24. BostonheadacheDoc, I do believe some pharma drugs are necessary for some conditions and some do reduce the intensity of cluster cycles, but the side affects far outweigh the affects we get from these alternative therapies. For instance, one pharma drug causes a nasty side affect which can be fixed with yet another pharma drug and so on. It's a vicious cycle. With Clusterbusting, you can just relax and not worry about any of those nasty side affects that drugs like Verapamil and Topamax cause. It's bad enough we have clusters, we don't need nasty affects added to it. I had a neuro visit this morning and he 100% backs me up using simple Oxygen as my abortive and Rivea Corymbosa seeds as my preventative. The O2 costs me $36 to fill an "M" tank and $18 to fill a "E" tank. The seeds are $12 for 100 (they give far more than 100 in the package). That's pretty darn cheap considering neither of these things are covered by my insurance. This country needs to focus on more remedies without relying on pharmaceuticals. We need to find things that prevent the need of Pharmaceuticals. A lot of that industry is all about "money". I do appreciate your input and curiosity of this alternative method of treating cluster headaches. It's a pleasure to have doctor on the board here. Sorry for the rant. Chad
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