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  1. Hey there Bejeebs! Wish you were here. Knock on wood...but I have really gotten the clusters under control since I found y'all 10 years ago. Whenever I check in here it seems like you have this place under control. Good to catch up, I hope things are well with you. -The Shaggy
  2. Howdy everyone. Small meet-n-greet in Portland, Saturday, January 30th at 11AM. Message me for address. This informal gathering will be for CH'ers and supporters with the purpose of personal connection and sharing techniques and stories of living with/near CH. It will be at my house and we can fit about 20 people. If it gets bigger, I will find a bigger space. It should be fun. If you live nearby please try to make it. Thanks Shaggy ps, hey Bob, when is the conference coming back to the great Northwest!?!
  3. Yep Ba-Jeebs, the Shaggy is in da house. I troll every now and then. Seems like all ya'll have it well under control here. Let me know if I can ever help. --The McShaggmeister
  4. Just read the wiki-talk section...holy sh..! nice work fighting "the man" everyone. You have more patience than me by a long shot. Well I guess I'll give up my seeds and mushrooms, they sound too "controversial." Keep up the good work! --Shaggy
  5. Howdy all ya'll. The Shaggy has held down several jobs and academic careers with the cluster friends in tow: Started my first term of college, got hammered in the middle of math class my first term. Sweated and tried not to throw up each day during the cycle. Went to military flight school and entered my cycle during ground school learning about airplanes and sweating my butt off, holding my head, trying not to be obvious. Still didn't know what they were because they would just disappear for a few years. Guess I am fine, must have been allergies?? After a good military flying tour
  6. ok, I'll be the one to ask...Why do people go to the doctor if they have success with the psilocybes, seeds etc?? I seem to be allergic to the doctors offices or something because it seems like the last place I would go except for a check up, dentist, or something specific/emergency etc. --The Shaggy
  7. check and mate people! the shaggy has completed the survey
  8. Thanks so far everyone. No tobacco for the shaggy and I have been doing the D3 etc regimen too. I don't get the migraines when I am outside in the sun, but they happen if I am inside looking into the glare outside or bright lightbulbs in my field of vision. Since I don't wake up with them (except once last year that destroyed me) I feel like they are initiated by lights that burn into temporary blind/flashy spots in my eyes. Then 10 or 15 minutes later comes the dull headache pressure. It sounds like busting doesn't work for everyone so I am wondering if some others still get migraines
  9. OK, no throwing rotten tomatoes at me for bringing up migraines, but...I get bot CH and migraines and as some of you know, I have beaten my CH back with occasional psilocybe and rc use for the last 4 or 5 years. The good news is that the clusters are responding well and I only get scattered shadows, no attacks. My migraines however, seem to be increasing in frequency. Monthly maybe, and they are almost always triggered by funky lighting like stray bright light bulbs in the corner of my eye or too much glare out a window that will then cause flashy spots in my vision for 5 or 10 minutes fol
  10. Well Hejada, you hit on one of my favorite subjects. I have tried it multiple times (alone, why wait, when you need it, you need it, medically speaking of course) and I get relief about half way through almost always. This is before a full blown (as they say) attack in the 5-10 minutes when the shadows are building. Doubt I could muster the will if it was in full swing. I guess I could use a partner but sometimes the timing isn't right, because it is only a few minutes that I could use the technique before the attack really kicks in. The psilocybes have been working great for several y
  11. Just read through your thread bg, way to fight back. CH isn't a total disaster, once you get your arsenal ready to fight back it can be just a nuisance for many of us. Keep up the fight. --Shaggy
  12. Hola everyone. Being a former airline and military pilot I have flown a great deal while in my cluster cycle (of course I didn't know they were cluster headaches at the time and didn't know I was in a 'cycle'). I have only had a few in the cockpit, but I don't believe flying ever was the trigger. Flight attendant perfume got me once. I know a lot of people do have problems while flying, but Mystina I would be prepared but not intimidated by flying with clusters. You may not have any problems. AND everyone's suggestions sound good. If I am leaving town for a bit I would take a dose befor
  13. Hi Zen. I definitely recommend taking matters into your own hands. Seeds, oxygen, order mask and regulator as needed. People here and ch.com know more about minimizing and negating the effects of our disorder than any doctor I have met or heard from. You have gotten great advice so far and we all have similar stories. Hang in there because once you figure it out it gets easier and mostly pain free! Psilocybin for me and I figure I have avoided about 200 attacks in the last 3 years. --Shaggy
  14. Wow everyone, leave for a little bit and everyone is taking huge steps!! Nice work!! Michael, stick with it. I am interested how it has gone?? Ron you get my vote for best caretaker ever. Everyone else gets my vote for most supportive clusterheads in the world! 8-) For everyone who writes, there are probably tons more who are reading and wishing you luck Bonkers and Michael. Keep us posted. Shaggy says keep up the good work! --The Shaggy
  15. Awesome bradg. Good luck! Keep us posted. Shaggy
  16. The Shaggy always grinds or chops his mushrooms and puts it into hot peppermint tea. The peppermint is a very strong flavor and it soothes the tummy. Let it steep for 20 minutes or so, reheat and drink. Don't boil. Could get rid of the nausea??? --The Shaggy
  17. Yes, I talked to Paul Stamets in Portland at an urban environmental conference. After his presentation when he was signing books I asked him if he had heard of the psilocybe use for cluster headaches. He said he had. He asked what kind I used and how much etc. I think it is good for the mushroom gurus to know about this as well. This dude gives great talks. --The Shaggy
  18. Hi Solace and the rest of the peanut gallery. Let's just say The Shaggy has an aversion to doctors in this case. I know, once you are diagnosed to rule out other stuff, then I have the aversion to doctors. After reading a billion stories here and ch.com, it is relatively few people who have been helped by them with this condition. My allergy doc said it sounded more like clusters than allergies and bingo, looked it up online and after 20 years I can safely say that I agreed. Mushrooms work very well for me. Also, sticking my head in the freezer helps a lot. Sex helps too. Exercise i
  19. Kika qoute: " I have no interest in seeing or hearing things that aren't there so LSD is not an option for me." Are you sure they are not really there? Maybe you are really seeing what is there?? Hard to say isn't it? Anyhoo....I have been a psilocybe buster for a few years and it has been working as advertised. I have recently ordered RC seeds for maintenance doses and to try with the next cycle (if it appears). I am kind of tired of the tripping and want to see if I can get a medicinal effect without the journey. But most importantly, regardless of which one you choose, and
  20. I'll be watching and bragging to everyone with me that I know you and Lee Ann. If it is the authentic you, it will be great. Nice work! --The Shaggy
  21. Thread hijack alert gentlemen!! > The site wouldn't be the same without a little jibber-jabber. Yes, Jeff, I concur with all of your new feelings. I am a fairly positive person anyhow, but I have more characteristics that you describe now after 3 years of Psilocybe busting. I think it is why Leary and Keesey and the rest were trying to turn everyone on and change the world (just finished the book "Acid Dreams".) I might add that I have mellowed a bit too, but this is where I was consciously heading anyways, so maybe the fungus just sped it up. --The Shaggy ps, sorry to interr
  22. Hi Richard. Yep sounds like it officially sucks but hang out with us more. I haven't heard of too many (any??) people that were not remarkably better within a few months of coming to the busters or the CH.com. You definitely have a hole to dig out of first and people on these 2 sites will spends as much time as you need to help. Here's the advice part, so if you are not looking for advice you can skip the rest of this response. I give it freely to take or not like most others on the site. Relook at your oxygen use. Go bigger if you need to. 15 lpm doesn't work for everyone. Some pe
  23. Hi Narelle. 3 weeks gives you time to bust your cycle perhaps. Now on to flying in general. There are good discussions on the sister website about flying. Some people get triggered by flying and some don't. I was a professional pilot for 16 years and flying commercial jets or military jets did not trigger any attacks (flight attendant perfume was a different story). So I wouldn't put it in the same category as alcohol as far as a universal trigger for most of us. If you have had multiple experiences of flying triggering then of course get your arsenal ready. SMUT might be OK but care
  24. Hi Triple. Acupuncture is always nice and relaxing for me, so if I had a gift card I would be happy to use it. For clusters, it wasn't super effective for me when trying during 2 cycles several years ago. It helped a bit and my attacks were not huge kippers, but I no longer do acupuncture for CH. I have read about the same on this site and CH.com. There is a chance that it could be different for you so it may be worth a try. Between busting and caffeine I have been very happy the last few years and if I was still getting creamed with these things I would immediately set up some hig
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