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  1. Just entered the same post.  I see you beat me to it.  I cannot believe it is available in the U.S.  FDA and all that.  My one concern is that the Maxillary Artery is a big dude.  What happens to all else that it feeds.  Anastimose form the Facial Artery and others is possible.  My symptoms are the same as the subjects, so I am watching.

  2. I have a copy of the April Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  The article is "A New Minimally Invasive Technique for Cauterizing the Maxillary Artery and Its Application in the Treatment of Cluster Headache."  It is written by Elliot Shevel, BDS.

    It comes from South Africa.  This was preformed on 5 patients.  Four were cured immediately.  Essentially, a probe was inserted intra orally to find the Maxillary Artery as it enters the Sphenopalatine ganglion via doppler and it is cauterized. One subject was being hit as this was done and the pain ceased.  Promising.

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  3. In my third week of cycle.  Many cycles.  O2 and 2mg sumatriptan.  Waiting for farm.  At least 6 today.  Thought it could not get worse but I got a kidney stone.  Had to get it blasted.  At least there was O2 in the Surgy-center.  What's next? Red Nile, Frogs?  A stone pain is right up there with cluster but you get rid of it.