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Dallas Denny

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  1. Hey Mit! Perfume, paint, solvent, gas.....yup.....went to play bingo a few years back and as I was at the counter buying cards, a lady walked by who had bathed in perfume....got hit before I got back to the table....had just paid $20 for the feckin cards so I just sat there rockin and dobbin them numbers!! DD
  2. 32 years with ch and always a "rightie".....damn, I hate to even thing about having to break the left side in!! DD
  3. G'mornin Kelly! Welcome to the community! Sorry you had the need to join us! It would be a good idea to start your own thread in the general section but I'll be glad to answer your questions (and ask a few as well..lol). Great that you're in the process of obtaining the oxygen...it's used as an abortive measure, you need to get on it at the very onset of an attack....most folks need a flow rate of at least 15lpm delivered via a good non rebreather mask, preferably the optiO2mask available at the ch.com store for around $20. I routinely abort hits in 5 to 8 minutes. Many find that slamming an energy shot or ice cold energy drink containing caffeine and taurine at the first sign of a hit helps.....melatonin helps many cut out some of the nocturnal hits.....and many of us have found success "busting" with various indole ring substances which you can learn about in the numbered "buster files" As to coping, working, ect....once you have Oxygen in place and have learned how to use it effectively your life with ch will become much more manageable....I worked thru 27 of the 32 years I've had clusters....not always a cakewalk but doable....and, yes, there is light at the end of the tunnel...there are several studies presently in progress on new treatments for clusters by several different entities! Dallas Denny
  4. G'mornin jkandola My understanding is that scholarships will be awarded by June 10th.....not sure on this, but I would expect that everyone who applied for scholarships will be notified via the email address provided in the application. DD
  5. Looks like all the bases have been covered in the way of advice Emily so I'll just say Welcome to the community but sorry you need to be here! Wonderful to see you here jon!! Dallas Denny
  6. G'mornin JP Costs vary....In Texas, I paid $100 deposit for a large cylinder (approx 8" diameter and 50" tall), $6/mo lease, and $17/refill....my supplier in Okieland used to chg $100 deposit, $50/ year lease, and $20/refill....when I started a cycle last year he had quit leasing so I had to pay $300 for a tank and $20/refill. Just don't let them know you intend to breathe it! Medical and welding oxygen comes out of the same spigot...the only difference is that they purge medical tanks prior to refilling while with welding tanks they just Crack the valve and give it a sniff test. I've been huffin it since 2009 with no ill effect. DD
  7. Hi drjparon I can't help you on your first inquiry...I have only medicare so I use welding oxygen. Although I've heard of folks who say they abort with a concentrator, they aren't adequate for most of us.....concentrators don't deliver 100% pure oxygen. DD
  8. I understand BobB....right there with ya brother! DD
  9. G'evenin bdoyle! Welcome to the community (nut house)...so sorry ya need to be here! Looks like everyone has covered all the basics for you but I'm gonna reiterate Chf's comments regarding oxygen.....the ONLY effective treatment for clusters that doesn't come with side effects (for most of us anyway) and is fairly inexpensive. As to your question regarding ONLY having one cycle your whole life.....impossible to speculate....the Beast manifests itself differently for each of us....what works for one doesn't for someone else....there is no "standard" cycle length or remission period (my cycles run from 12 to 20 weeks and I've had remissions as short as 9 months and as long as 2 1/2 years).....been dancin with the Beast for 32 years now! Read,read,read and ask questions.....there's only a few longtime active members here now a days but just between Bejeebers, Spiny, and myself you're drawing on close to 100 years combined experience doing battle with the beast,and Chf adds many years experience as the supporter of his clusterhead daughter! Dallas Denny
  10. G'afternoon Adam Ryan Unless you have some underlying condition (copd)that contraindicates O2, your PCP is misinformed, full of chit, or both!! However, you needed a neurologist referral anyway for an MRI to rule out other nasty stuff and to get a firm dx! Dallas Denny
  11. Hey Sierra! Good to see ya here but sorry the Beast has come knocking! Best of luck with the truffles! Dallas Denny
  12. I've procured and used welding oxygen since 2009....I've used 3 different welding supply shops and never had an issue....just don't tell them you intend to breathe it.....since you have the optiO2mask on the way, you'll just need to get an O2 regulator from harbor freight and either lease or buy a cylinder from welding supply.
  13. Welcome to the community Doc! I was diagnosed in Dallas by a neurologist that was also a CH'er! I'll look forward to meeting you in Austin! Dallas Denny
  14. G'mornin Nikkk! Do a Google search on Dr James Fadiman's and "The Psychedelic Explorers Guide". He is most probably the leading authority on microdosing and actually spoke at a clusterbusters conference a few years back! Dallas Denny
  15. Nice to see ya again Bobb! Austin is going to be a blast....If ya can't find some genre of music you like on 6th st, you might just not like music at all.....and some of the street artists are phenomenal! DD
  16. Hey Shaggy! Been along time my friend! Good to see ya here! DD
  17. Some of ya'll might remember the authors post here requesting interviews....I'm the "older man" referenced who chose to remain anonymous...funny that I spent 30 minutes on the phone answering questions (many of them incriminating which was why I chose anonymity) but was credited with a quote I didn't make?? Lmao! Oh well, press coverage just the same! http://nymag.com/thecut/2015/12/psychedelic-mushrooms-cured-my-cluster-headaches.html
  18. Hi Mit12! This piece doesn’t speak to your specific "memory" question.....However, the fact that psilocybin is creating new neural pathways in the brain makes it seem like not too much of a stretch to think that it might have some affect on memory as well. http://www.businessinsider.com/magic-mushrooms-change-brain-connections-2014-10 Dallas Denny
  19. Wishing all a very Merry (pf!) Christmas and a Happy New Year! Onward Dallas Denny
  20. G'evenin dreamrider! Good info CHfather gave ya on the welding oxygen rig....I've been using it for over 6 years and it works great, you don't have to deal with idiot docs, and it doesn't cost any more if as much as medical O2! During the course of an almost 16 week cycle this summer I spent a total of $80 on 3 large cylinders and still have half a tank in reserve for my next dance lessons with the Beast! In the past I leased tanks with $100 deposit, $6/mo lease, and $17/refill....my supplier quit leasing so I had to buy the cylinder this year for $300 and pay $20/refill. I should add that it's only because I busted every 5 to 7 days through out the cycle that i was able to use that small amount of O2.....I can dispatch the majority of my hits in less than 5 minutes....busting and welding oxygen has more than likely saved my life! DD
  21. Hi dreamrider and welcome to the community! Very thorough intro post,however, I didn’t see a mention of oxygen? As to new developments, read up on 5-MeO-DALT in the busting stories section....This process was developed by a member here a couple years ago and is being used by ch'ers worldwide with much success! We began dancin with the Beast about the same time. ..early 84 here! Dallas Denny
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    ibh, the larger weld ox tanks all use CGA540 specs....The link CHf gave you for the harbor freight reg is the one most folks get for weld ox rigs....they don't have an Lpm readout...you just crank it open til the bag refilling as fast as you can huff it...don't buy a reg from the welding supply as it will cost significantly more than harbor freight. ...been using one of em for 6 years and it works great! Dallas Denny
  23. G'mornin Enli! It has been awhile since I've seen your name here! Unfortunately you do have to agree to not using any treatments other than those in the trials with the exception of O2 I think. I'm 68 which has disqualified me for all of the latest studies as well (well, you know we grow out of CH in our late 50's. ..pfffttt)! Nice to see you again and glad you're having success with busting! Dallas Denny
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