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Cassidy

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  1. Cassidy

    Smoking and CH

    Wow, thanks CHF, This is very interesting. I need to read it more and try to understand better. After the first read I believe the PH factor does play a big role in regards to clusters. That would be a good reason for eating "clean" and avoiding our individual triggers. Even though I am not in cycle now, clusters really control too much of my life. The information on vaping is flat out scary to me. Having COPD and being a smoker, I had high hopes that vaping would help me break away from cigarettes. This article makes me think that vaping is the worst thing "I" could do. Thanks again for the info. I'm going into the baseball mode now. Will study this harder tonight. Leslie I hope I didn't take this subject too far off track. Smoke might not be the trigger but nicotine could be the relationship.
  2. Cassidy

    Smoking and CH

    I have been using e-cigarettes since the 4th of July. When I quit the real thing, I did have major improvement in the sinus area, which is where my CH starts usually. After a few weeks I started feeling like I had the flu. The smart answer to that would be stop the e cigs, however it is important for me to stop smoking. I saw the doctor and he confirmed that. Being highly addicted to nicotine. I know if I quit the e cigs , I will be smoking the same day. So I tried to solve this problem on my own and a couple questions pop up. #1. What does nicotine do to one's PH? #2. What does the chemicals in the e cigs do to PH? Namely the ones that end in hyde? And glycol? Could the connection between CH and smoking be that the PH gets out of balance and then Batch's D3 program works so well because his first goal was balancing PH? Maybe there have been volumes written about this, I don't know. I'm so tired of thinking about it. I'm also embarassed to be posting about my smoking again. I had good advice from others here but didn't follow it. CH over rode any other problems. I seem to be in remission now. I'll never say it's gone. Over the years the medical advice I got right away was, "stop smoking, it causes CH." My first question to any doctor or dentist is, "do you know about CH?" They always say yes, but they admit I know more than they do. Especially if I use the hypothamus word. I didn't mean to complain or hyjack. All I am saying is maybe the connection between CH and smoking is the changes in PH. Where is spell check? Can you overdose on baseball? Leslie
  3. Cassidy

    How many seeds to bust out of cluster

    Well hello there BJ, Thank you. IAMSHAMEN was always reliable for me. I don't know why I didn't start there this time. I'll put in an order. If I remember right, they were out of stock when I decided to order. Thx Leslie
  4. Cassidy

    How many seeds to bust out of cluster

    I use 80 RC seeds. I am having some trouble finding them. Anyone else going through that? Leslie
  5. Cassidy

    Eli Lilly Clinical Study now Recruiting

    Me too, Denny. All I out grew was my jeans. Leslie
  6. Cassidy

    I see so much activity

    I have been almost cluster free for 24 months or so. So it's springtime in Nebraska. I know the spring air is a trigger for me. I took a big chance last week and exposed myself to yardwork and the neighbors. Of course that was not a good plan. Within 24 hours the histimines went crazy and the clusters followed the next day. I usually take a couple Benadryl before doing yard stuff and I limit my time outside. I rinse with cold water from the hose and then go in for a shower. I've tried all the antihistimines and agree Benadryl is the only one for me. I've tried the wonderful new nose sprays only to get dry sinus and more pain. I use a saline nasal wash after working outside. I truely believe it is important to clear up the sinus first and then attack the clusters. After my nice remission I took the hits hard. The attacks were different. The sinus headaches followed the old cluster pathes. My magic meds. were three years old. They did seem weak. I'm not going to push that limit again. They say the meds. will last forever when stored properly. I don't think so. I just wanted to share that with you all. Also it is a good idea to keep Benadryl on hand because of bees and other wild things like spider bites. Fair Winds Leslie
  7. Cassidy

    Sad News

    I never actually wrote or talked to Mark. I sure do remember the conversations on the other board. I went from CH.Com to the first Buster forum and now this one. It was good news to have answers. And now it is sad. But no more pain. Leslie
  8. Cassidy

    A little help please

    C. Leslie
  9. Cassidy

    Vitamin D???

    Darci, I can't explain the difference between D2 and D3, but I am familiar with the RX for D2. I had the same RX from my doctor. I didn't get along with the RX at all. I think I tried for about 2 weeks and then flushed them. I switched to D3 OTC. I have bloodwork done every 6 months for another reason and my vit. D level is good. My advice is dump the D2 and get D3. Wish I could explain the "why". A fellow member explained it to me. Perhaps he will pop in. Hope this helps. Leslie
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    alleyoop nominated for big award

    I added my endorsement, with pleasure and pride and thanks. Cassidy
  11. Cassidy

    New member, please help!!

    Newfie, If you have only been taking the RX meds for less than a week, I believe you could dump them with no problem. I would stick with the energy drink, which I prefer very cold and an ice pack on the painful spot. From there I would check out the o2 and order some RC seeds. I'm thinking you are concerned about quiting the RXs. If you had been on them for several months then I'd say detox slowly. But that wouldn't apply to your case. Sounds like the RXs are causing more grief than relief, so why take them. Best of luck Leslie
  12. Cassidy

    It`s me tingeling (new login name)

    Hi Ting, Sent you my address. I figured you were busy walking on the moon. Cassidy
  13. Cassidy

    Call to Action

    Done.
  14. Cassidy

    Demand Valves

    Anger goes with the territory sometimes, every now and then. And sometimes a dry, witty response can be misinterpeted. It's complicated! We share and come here for help. I don't post a lot these days, but I come here because I want to know how my friends are doing and I wonder where some went. I was happy to "hear" from AO and have thought of him many times. I come here to learn and I am so impressed with this group that never stops amazing me with their knowledge and passion. This just makes me sad. Leslie
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