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  1. Ok,I need a little advice when it comes to detoxing. Hopefully, the post office didn't lose my growing kit and I'll be getting a call today or within the next couple of days telling me they found my package. So, with that being said, this is going to be my first time busting. As of now, I'm on 2 different meds, Topamax for clusters and Mirapex for restless leg syndrome. Is it necessary for me to get off of either one of these meds in order for me to bust?
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    Nausea and Clusters

    I hate to be so blunt but with so many wonderful people out that are willing to answer questions, perhaps you could answer this one as well. For as long as I have had cluster headaches, they have never made me nauseous until this recent cycle. Now, I am beginning to vomit with some of the headaches. Never did before. And it's not with every headache, but I would say about every 3rd headache. I know it's not migraines, because I've had clusters since I was 15 and I'm 32 now. No sensitivity to light, my pain is unilateral, stuffy nose, rocking back and forth, yada yada. Anyways, back to my original question. Is the vomiting normal or is that something I should have checked out?
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    Nausea and Clusters

    I missed the board. My computer hasn't been working for about a month now. Couldn't figure out what the hell was wrong with it. Finally broke down and got a new one today. So ta-da, I'm back. Hope everyone is doing well and if not, I hope you are real soon.
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    Starting Topamax tonight

    I got off Topamax about a month a half ago to start busting and I have to tell you, I think it's one of the best decisions I've ever made. What they say about Topamax is true, its makes you a bit spacey and it can even change your taste of things, literally. I had a coke after being on it for about a week and it made it taste really strange. Not that I needed the coke anyway But my advice is stick to mother nature. A part of me thinks thats why these things were put on this planet, for medicine. To quote a great movie line," God put this here for you and me........take advantage man."
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    NatGeo Explorer - Cluster Headaches

    thanks for posting
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    Twister in Seagoville this evening!!!

    Glad to know you and your family are ok. One touched down about a mile from my office building. You could see it from there. Thankfully, I had left about 30 min before it touched down. Someone took a picture of it though. I don't have it here, it's at my work email. But if my home email ever decides to start working again, I'll attach the picture.
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    Detoxing help for first time busting

    Thank you Denny and thank you Raquel. I think you're right, doing it myself will probably be my best bet.
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    Detoxing help for first time busting

    Well, my first batch didn't turn out well so I'm going to give it another go. I think even with all my prep, the jars got some bacteria in them so I'm going to have to dump them and try again. But, what can we do. The way I see it is the first time was a test run so it's like anything else in this world, the more you do it the better you'll get. I read online and I did all my prep work right but I read that even with all the prep work, things can still go wrong. It just happens. So I wont let this first disapointment stop me from trying again. So, that's what I'm planning on doing. I'm bound to get it right at some point.
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    Good to be back

    Wow, sorry to hear about your house Mad6string. That's happened to me before, not fun. Hope everything gets back in order for you asap.
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    International Drug Survey

    Done. I agree with Johnny.
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    Nausea and Clusters

    Thanks for all of the suggestions. I think Stadol was the culprit after all. I stopped taking it after the constant vomiting and I haven't had any problems with vomiting since. The only reason I even took it in the first place is because it was the first time I took something that seemed to alleviate the pain, even for just a few minutes. Usually, the cluster would win in the end and I would go full blown kip 10 with but it was worth it to me just to have those few minutes that the stadol bought me of being pain free which we all know that any pain free time with these suckers is precious. But, not to throw up on top it. No, that was the deal breaker. So, back to cold towels and rocking.
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    tomato sauce

    Yes, tomato sauce can be a trigger along with many other foods while your in a cycle. For instance, bar-b-q sauce is one of mine. And nitrates is one of mine which is found in just about everything out there because it's a preservative most commonly seen as mono-nitrate. You'll see it in cereal, crackers, ready made dinners, cold cuts, chips, like Johnny was saying differnt sausages, breakfast, even the pepperoni than goes on your pizza, I'm telling you, more stuff than you could possibly imagine. Be sure to read labels if you think it might be a trigger for you. Although food triggers vary from person to person, some of the more common food triggers are chocolate, bananas, soy products, citrus fruits, fermented fruits, and beans and typically because of digestion, you'll notice that with food triggers, it takes about 12hours for them to trigger a headache. So a good practice if you think a one might be a trigger is to eat foods you know for a fact aren't triggers, eat one you think might be for lunch, and then if you don't have any problems later than night you can mark that particular food off your list of potential triggers. Hope this helps.
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    Detoxing help for first time busting

    Thank you very much for that information. I was thinkiing the same thing but I wasn't sure. Now that I've read that it make the decision easier.
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    Thank you

    Thanks, Bob, I really needed to read this, this morning. Had a bad day yesterday and it's inspirational things like this that make it all it better. Been dealing with the longest cycle of my life, still hasn't ended and although I try to keep a positive attitude about it there are times it can get me down, like right now as I'm coming down from another cluster and yesterday afternoon, as I went to go pickup my growing kit, the one I've been waiting on for 2 weeks, the one that I thought I was going to get a week a half ago because I paid for expedited shipping and then on top of that, I didn't even get to track it 2 days after paying for it because Canada Post doesn't track their packages once they hit the US border (keep that in mind for future orders from Canada, never knew that),because they've left me a delivery slip telling me their sorry they've missed me, the post office tells me they've now suddenly lost track of my package and can't find it > :'( . But you know what, like you said, That's all I want. Some hope for a brighter future. Today is a new day. My headache has passed for now and hopefully I'll get a call today saying they found my package. Positive vibes, positive vibes
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    Nausea and Clusters

    No, no affiliation. Just happen to pick that name by chance. The reason I asked about the pay per view is because I have a website that I wanted to share with fellow you mma fans but I didn't want to get it shut down because they post pay per view fights the day after they happen, but, as I'm sure you are aware, UFC is really crackin' down on these sites and I didn't want to give it away because then I would lose my go to site for free fights if you worked for them, so you could understand my apprehension. http://www.mmatko.com/ All you have to do is the day after a pay per view happens, just type it into the search bar and it will bring up all the fights. Sometimes it might take until the end of the day but usually the fights you wanna see are up right away. Enjoy my friend
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    New Member

    Thanks for the well wishes Dave-O! I miss alcohol too Rock. What I wouldn't give for a shot of of patron right now or an ice cold glass of stella artois or blue moon. Shit, I'd takes Coors, just about anything right now if I could!
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    New Member

    Well, before I even heard of clusterbusters, I read online about busting through various weblinks and articles. I found this link http://www.clusterheadaches.com/wwwboard/messages/74162.html and basically just started reading the article and just went with the strain it suggested, PC Thailand - Koh Samui, because it said it was a very fast producer. I was like, heck, I'm all about the faster I can get it to grow because none us want to deal with these headaches any longer than we have to. I'm kind of in the same boat you're in, never busted before, never grown before, so I've been doing my homework trying to make sure I get everything right the first time because lets face it, none of us want to go through the hassle of having to purchase this stuff and then mess it up and then have it do all over again and as long as I waited the first time for my kit, believe me, I don't want to wait around for a second time on a second kit and in this economy, who has money to be wasting on a failed first attempt anyway, know what I mean. I know that it's a distinct possibility, but I trying my damnest to make sure it doesn't happen. I'm even waiting till this weekend so that I can give everything its proper sterlization and wipe down which I know will take some time and I'm not going to rush it. I'll just wait till Saturday so that I can take my time, get it right, and again, so I don't f' it up.
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    Nausea and Clusters

    Registered over there now as TXMMAFAN. By the way and forgive but I have to ask this so as not to ruin my fun, but I don't suppose you work for the UFC in any way do you, or Strikeforce or any company that does pay per views fights? :-?
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    New Member

    Wooooooo, hooooooooo, it finally arrived! Now to become an amateur mycologist! Head is starting to get a little better. Had one this morning but it was about a kip 2 to a kip 3, nothing I can't handle. I now that my little box of hope has arrived, I'm hoping to put an end to those suckers as well!
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    New Member

    That's a good question, how are you doing Raquel? You're always so nice checking on everyone else, how are you?
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    Nausea and Clusters

    Damn, excellent point ;D
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    Nausea and Clusters

    Thanks Kyle, I was gonna register over there and put you as the referrer but don't know your name at that site?
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    Discouraged at the sister site CH.com

    I agree with you Johnny and AO, I'm done with the meds. You can lead a horse to water, know what I mean that's all I meant by earlier post. But I'm in your camp. I'm a borderline type 2 diabetic now because of steroids so you wont be seeing me advocate the use of presciption meds anytiime soon. But some people, you aren't gonna change their minds. So, more busting for us
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    New Member Needs Help

    Hello Gaius, I'm sorry that you have a need for this forum but first things first, you are not alone in your struggle. Actually, you and I are not all that different. I am currently into my 4 month in my cycle. I'm new to this site as well, only about a week in. The people here are great. Supportive, funny, informative. But I have been episodic for 17 years and to be honest, I could be going chronic. The truth is I dont know because this cycle hasn't ended and each of my previous cycles is getting closer and closer and longer than the last. This being the closest to previous and longest. I'm like you, at my wits ends with other medicines are beginning to not work for me and pretty much started looking into surgery like yourself. So then I started reading online about alternative therapies and their success rates and was intrigued. But, I was scared. I partied a bit back in the day but I had given that sort of thing up a long time ago and was apprehensive about putting something like that back in my body. But then I considered the alternative. Brain surgery! Needless to say I was willing to give alternative therapy a shot as opposed to trying a risky therapy that could have lasting side effects with from what I have read, might not even have that great of an outcome anyway. So basically the risks outweighed the benefits when I thought about it. I haven't busted yet. But I'm trying to prepare myself to. All I can say is google is your best friend. I believe there are only 3 or 4 states in the United States that it is illegal to buy spores. Again, I can't really go into much more detail than that. Google, it's a great thing. Good luck my friend and sending wishes your way for pain free days.
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    Nausea and Clusters

    But one thing that always bugged me about Chael is when he fought Paulo Filho in WEC and he tapped when got caught in an arm bar and then tried to say he didnt. They replayed it over and over and you can clearly see he tapped. I don't know, I just think that's under handed. Kind of like when Ken Shamrock fought Royce Gracie. It's like, you know you tapped, don't be a little bitch about it. They got it on tape if you want to argue about it, not that you should, LIAR!