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  1. Then I am 'styling'! 8-) Back in 'the day' good girls did not wear purple - for any occasion. : But, there is an old poem/story written by a lady who said that 'I am old enough to wear Purple'. Being in that over 50 category now, I wear purple often.Â
  2. Wonderful job! 8-) And a big hug and 'thank you' too. You will do a great job 'On the Hill'.
  3. I was reading yesterday that anorexia (lack of appetite) has some of the same serotonin receptor stuff (receptor 5HT 2A) and hypothalamus issues as CH. I need to double check on the specific receptor, unless one of ya'll already has that info to post here. I saw my PCP and Neuro in the past two weeks. Since I have lost so much weight this last 6 months, I asked both for something to help my lack of appetite. Both said "You are fine. Lets just get you through the pain first." So wrong. They are used to treating very obese people up here, so a TOO skinny patient is always an asset to them!
  4. Beautiful! :) Did you add green food color to your Monster? 8-) Do you live in the country? If that is 'your spot' it is gorgeous. If not, it was a beautiful place to say 'I Do". spiny
  5. MrsG, That sucks, but it does happen. Sometimes we have no choice in the female dept. Personally, Progesterone doesn't have an effect on my CH. I stopped it for three months when I started on the D3 supplements. When I started back, I did not get an uptick in CH. They can tailor your replacement therapy, make them! As for birth control pills, I could not take them once the CH started. At the time, they knew certain hormones would kick in migraines and that is what they had diagnosed me as having WRONG!!!! They were CH. All the best of luck. It takes a while to get over that operation a
  6. Shades, Tucker is dead on about the temporary setup. It works. But, don't expect two hours from that little tank. It will make the 2 hours maybe with flow of 8LPM. Also, to avoid a follow-up hit, stay on the tank after the pain is gone for the same amount of time it took to kill the hit. To conserve O2, this follow-up period will often be at a lower flow since you are not in pain and hyperventilating anymore. You want to exhale with force and inhale VERY deeply at the beginning. This brings your O2 up faster and can (will) abort the hit sooner. Pull your diaphragm down and expand your ch
  7. Glad it is over and the results are good. Kage was wonderful at keeping us updated. 8-) Amazing what that anesthesia does upstairs, isn't it? You can say the weirdest things. Take good care Pixie and have a speedy recovery!! :-*
  8. Kymera, They will fight you on everything. > If you need more than 'normal' amount of Verap., they will fight you and it is cheap! Getting married?? 8-) Dude, this week would be a headache just because of THAT! Congrats!
  9. Yea Tucker!!!! Glad to hear it. Just remember 'sinkers' not 'floaters'. ;D ;D
  10. It is well laid out and contains a TON of info. 8-) Included is the story of the elephant who died from an overdose of LSD. Evidently going up by over 1000% was too much. Kudus to Chris. :) :) Personally, I like the microscope. BTW: There are two of me now, but my alias will remain secret today.
  11. Don't ya hate those rogue hits? Kinda like 'where the hell did you come from'? > But, still a whole lot better than where you were a few months ago, right? 8-)
  12. tucker, Add an energy drink or coffee to that O2! I have gotten to where I can suck down a cuppa joe in about 10 seconds. You could probably do an energy drink about as fast. Grab it on the way to the tank! The dual approach really helps me with the 'hair rippers'. 8-) And yes, I think we all go for that 'it isn't that bad' thing. : At least a few dozen times in my house! Pretty stubborn I am. Keep posting dude, we will keep talking. Being able to post about something no one else gets is a real life saver. That's why people hang around even when they are PF. PF thoughts for you. S
  13. Mrsg, Glad you are doing so much better!!! It is encouraging to everyone. 8-) 8-) I've been wondering what was up. Lil guy doing better too? I certainly hope so.
  14. I'm sure that if she 'develops' an infection she will tell them off for giving it to her!!!!!!! : Honestly Kage, thanks for the update. I miss her posts and look forward to seeing her back on here soon.
  15. I am so sorry she had to go back. All the best and may she not have any more problems!!!!!
  16. I find cats to be particularly intuitive. Mine knows when I am having a rotten time. He stays with me. When I can finally lie down, he piles up on a spare pillow and purrs. Not his normal demanding self - just purrs. Bet he would want to play 'cat fishing' if I was busting!!!! 8-) 8-)
  17. Yes! I agree, start a new thread. 8-) 8-) Obviously I had a rough night, I just had to correct a typo 'cause it said 'shart' instead of 'start'. :-[
  18. YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :) :) :) Determination pays off girl! 8-)
  19. Wonderful news Kagemorou! :) :) I'm sure that she will keep them on their toes. Anyone heading her way with Nitroglycerin better duck! 8-) Give her our love. spiny
  20. Wasn't around for this post. If you still need help, I use Firefox spiny
  21. Tucker, Carry on!!! Sounds like you have run the 'shut the door' portion and are ready for another go. May you have better and longer relief from this dose. It does get better, really.
  22. Purple, I too have sworn off posting on two occasions. Either I posted something not well received, hurt someones feelings, or read over it later and saw that I picked an 'in-appropriate' response. But, now I am so involved that my stopping is bad for my head!! Somehow it has become important to me to post what little help that I actually can supply. : Actually, this thread was one I swore off of after my initial post!!!! But, I got involved again, for better or worse. At least you can post links! And quotes! 8-) I am still at 'spell check' grade level and spend an inordinate amount
  23. "If you are experiencing increased activity on the third day after dosing, my guess would be that the "tolerance" period of your receptors is ending -- that your personal "no way to get high" window is around three or four days. Your receptors are going through their transition from their "stoned" state to their "ready to get stoned once again" state." This is the closing statement on the link CHF posted on page 2 of this thread. "WWW. clusterbusters.com/theory.html. More mud, but the water is clearing somewhat. 8-)
  24. Wow. A lot to digest here. Store seeds in freezer in mason jar I have read. Start at 10 or 30 I have read. Soak in water or alcohol or lemon juice I have read. Will get a good nights sleep I have read. Wait 2 to 5 days also read. Frozen seeds, sealed well can last 2 years I have also read. Slapbacks for 2-3 days. What if they start 3-5 days later, not 2-3? What does that mean? Evidently most of it depends on your body and metabolism. I take that to mean that if you normally get by with less of other prescribed meds than other people need, you might need less. If you require more of stuff gen
  25. I think Purple is on a good track. The cause and effect thing I mean. Also, with regards to Verap. dosing. However, sometimes the dose is started low, on purpose so that you take the least amount needed to control the CH. Or, because you already have low BP. Verap lowers your BP and your resting BP is lower than what is recorded at the Dr.'s. So, it drops when you sleep. Dr. may get a reading of 110/80. If you relax and take a few deep breaths before taking a reading, the result might be 90/70. 360mg gave me a resting BP of 80/60. A higher dose would have been hazardous. MRI and MRA are
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