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    August - September clusters

    Thanks for the tips Purple. I can usually abort at the beginning of an attack drinking multiple red bull cans real fast and doing push-ups (for whatever reason, that seemed to abort them last cycle). That just isn't working this time around. I know what you mean about the shadow remaining, I've been getting that too. I am going to try and get some oxygen prescribed. Hopefully that will do the trick.
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    Conference auction & raffle in Chicago - Sept 2013

    Looking forward to the conference!
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    August - September clusters

    I was just wondering, from episodic suffers, do your cluster attacks come at the same time every year? I had chronic cluster headaches for a long time and now they just show up in mid August thru September. It also seems like each individual attack lasts longer now, for example I had a brutal 3 hour cluster headache last night! 3 frickin hours of insane amounts of pain ... 45 minutes is bad enough.
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    My First Neurologist Appointment

    Finding out about the use of energy drinks to combat cluster headaches pretty much changed my life. It really does work for me too.
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    2013 Clusterbusters Conference - Chicago

    awesome. i'll be there.
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    Any baseball fans out there??

    White Sox fan here. Disappointing start to the season.
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    alcohol and busting

    Not being able to drink is tough. Seems like everyone drinks and most social events include/revolve around alcohol. I haven't drank in a pretty long time. If I am feeling any shadows, it's pretty much a sure thing I will get a really bad CH attack if I drink any alcohol. Next time I am shadow free for a few days I am going to try a redbull and vodka and see what happens.
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    A question for the CH vets

    Yea, I totally agree. Thanks for the links.
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    energy drinks and oxygen

    Thanks for the tips. I will definitely work on getting some O2. I'm really starting to get a new outlook on things. Some hope.
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    A question for the CH vets

    Work can be brutal for me during a cycle. I have suffered from CH for about 15 years, but the past 4 years I have had very long and exceptionally hard hitting cycles. I work in an office and there is no where to hide when I get hit. To abort I have used imitrex or other medications. During a really bad cycle, the meds start to make me so sick I just take the weekend and get hit all weekend and took no medication. It's brutal. Basically, my main goal is to avoid hits at work at all costs. If I do get hit at work I get out of the building or just suck it up at my desk and wait for sweet relief and hope the height of pain doesn't last over an hour. Recently I have been using redbull and a supplement mix of magnesium, melatonin, b2, and additional tourine. So far so good too! I wish I had known about this technique earlier. I just worry that it will start to lose it's effectiveness :-[  Seems too good to be true.
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    energy drinks and oxygen

    Hey everyone, totally new to the board; but unfortunately a long time CH sufferer. This board is great, by the way. Energy drinks have worked really well for me this cycle. I didn't even know about this solution until I read about it on an old clusterheadaches.com message board thread. I have also been trying taking magnesium , melatonin, b2, and additional taurine supplements. Does anyone know why a Dr wouldn't prescribe O2? seems like the perfect solution if it is effective.
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