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  1. I have migraines not CH but I use DHE45 as a preventative. I inject SC 3x/day. It keeps me alive, but unfortunately there has been a national shortage of DHE for the last year, both the generic and the brand. So it's not a medicine I would recommend at this time.
  2. O2 doesn't help me at all. But my HA's are more migraine w/ features of cluster.
  3. Theoretically yes. It's a bidding process. Here in the SF bay area I only get one paid ad when I do a google search on "cluster headache", an ad for Excedrin. I refreshed my browser multiple times, clearing the cache each time, and that same ad always came up. That tells me Excedrin has paid for the keyword "cluster headache" and no one else in the SF bay area has even bid. So Excedrin might be paying a penny/month for that ad. In Des Moines, Iowa there might be a neurologist who has bid locally on "cluster headache" (you can do that), so he might be paying a nickel/month and Excedrin might be
  4. A couple of comments: Regarding wikipedia What you folks have been dealing with is what everyone deals with who tries to add useful information to wikipedia. wiki admins have been called "The 21st century book burners". Anything they see that they don't care for -- they delete. Yes, wikipedia has rules, but in the same manner that most lawyers view the law not as the arbiter of justice, but as something to be manipulated to gain their desired result, most wiki admins wield the site's rules in the same way. Regarding google search There are two types of google search results: organic
  5. Shitty. Hardly leaving the house. In bed most of the time.
  6. No, Methergine doesn't need to be compounded, it's available in .2mg tablets as is the generic Methylergometrine. 1mg Sansert = .2mg Methergine. You should theoretically be able to swap them pill for pill. Hope it works for you!! Here is one random place on the internet where people are gathered, freaking out over the discontinuation of Methysergide: http://bit.ly/Iz6wsS
  7. and they assume woman w/ headaches = migraineur.
  8. Prednisone is very effective at stopping headaches while you are on it. But it isn't safe to take too frequently -- that's why you haven't been prescribed again. Some doctors will only prescribe every 6 months. Others are much looser. -Platy
  9. Methergine not working here. The last two weeks have been hell. I'm down to 4mg/day Sansert which is a sub-therapeutic dose for me. I bumped back up to 6mg yesterday because I am down to one vial of Demerol. I'm hoping my neuro will write me a refill, even though I have blown through a month's supply in two weeks. Today, my 2nd day back at 6mg is the first day I haven't had head-crushing pain in two weeks. But I'll pay when I drop back down to 4mg tomorrow, and then 3mg next week. I'm doing acupuncture w/ this old Chinese acupuncturist, much loved in the bay area and he worked a miracle
  10. Lots of good evidence supporting efficacy of busting. Best of luck.
  11. and our own Cindy Reynolds! Fantastic piece.
  12. BHD - Any comments on nerve decompression surgery? This seems to be in fashion for migraine, w/ some good reports from patients online, but I'm not sure what to think. -Platy
  13. Well I have a bottle of Methergine in my hot little hands. Will be crossing over from Sansert over the next few weeks. I would love nothing more in the world than for this to work... -Platy
  14. @1961Mom - BostonHeadacheDoc posted an update on Brazil on page 1 of this thread.
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