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  1. ThatHurtsMyHead

    Definitely a Wine to avoid!

    ROFL.. Now that's a scary bottle of wine... J
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    Who’s going to Dallas this year?

    Looks like some of the old crew and many of the new crew will be there this year. I'll be there as well. Looking forward to pizza with DD, Bill, Spiny, Batch and of course some of our new active board members as well. (Freud, etc.).. Looking forward to it!! Cheers! J
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    This helped me- hopefully will help others

    ClusterSwarm, I rarely ever edit posts, but I changed the title from "Cured" to "helped". Claiming a cure is a bit of a sore spot with Ch'ers. Many have claimed to be cured, and rarely does the said cure work for anyone else, or it stops working for the person claiming the cure. CH is a nasty condition. It changes all the time. When I was episodic I went 2 years between attacks (cycles) once and other times it was 1 month between cycles. It's great that you think you're cured. It's always good to stay positive. Just remember that CH does just stop (or pauses) for most everyone from time to time. It's just what it does. No one knows why. Cheers, J
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    Simple Technique to Abort Headaches Right at Onset!

    manishkpratap, I'm also in the camp of only sometimes I get a blocked nose or sinus. It's also always after I'm hitting a Kipp 6 or higher, never before. So I'd suspect the sinus inflammation is a result of the attack, not cause. I can definitely appreciate your sharing what works for you. On the other hand if the blocked nose or sinus was the cause of the attack. Wouldn't it stand to reason that anytime we get a cold, flu etc, then we'd also get attacks when we're sick with a blocked sinus or nose? Just thinking out loud. Again, I think it's great that you found something that works for you. Cheers, J
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    This helped me- hopefully will help others

    ClusterSwarm, I think what you have stumbled across are trigger foods, not necessarily a cure. It's a known fact that foods high in a chemical called Tyramine are highest on the CH trigger list. Alcohol, Chocolate, Fermented Cheeses (the processed stuff is ok, since it's not really cheese and not made by fermenting milk), Aged or preserved meats, etc. All of these are high in Tyramine, as Tyramine is a byproduct of food breaking down. Case in point: One person might be able to eat a banana without a CH attack, but another person it's a trigger for a CH kipp 10 attack. Why? One person ate the banana when it was just starting to ripen (low in Tyramine). The other ate the banana when it was fully or overripe. The overripe banana is VERY high in Tyramine. Now, why Tyramine is a primary trigger has yet to be identified, but it's a fact that foods high in Tyramine are also the most common CH food triggers. Cheers, J
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    Interesting info on legalization

    Looks like it passed!!!!! Barely, but passed is all that counts!!! https://denver.cbslocal.com/2019/05/08/denver-voters-yes-magic-mushrooms/?fbclid=IwAR28bs-F8VTJWLRfcerd4RiJ-C3V9lkstbgRiZpd8mLBzWI2hnP2fKN01VE J
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    Chronic Cluster Patient Pain Free for 11 days

    Group Hug... J
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    Interesting info on legalization

    Looks like Denver is voting on decriminalizing mm.. WOW!!! https://www.reuters.com/article/us-colorado-magic-mushrooms/denver-residents-vote-on-whether-to-decriminalize-magic-mushrooms-idUSKCN1SD16I I'm posting this in the general board. Just for an interesting notice to everyone. Please no discussion of personal use and we'll leave this in the public board for a bit. Cheers, J
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    I'm feeling some tension in some posts here. Everyone has a bad day, week, month etc. Let's not make personal jabs. I see a lot of good intention on posts that are being interpreted at a different angle. Back on the thread subject: I used a very strong mint lotion type stuff on my temples a long long long time ago. It seemed to help some, but wow... Don't get it too near your eyes. J
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    Describing CH to non-believers

    Maybe a bit of comparison on my Kipp Scale, for those that have a different interpretation: I've broken my wrist before. It was 10 at night and I didn't feel like going to the emergency room. I decided to go to bed and go in the morning. I went right to sleep like a baby 15 minutes after breaking it. Slept fine got up. Put my wrist in a tshirt sling and went to the emergency room. My kipp level was maybe 3 out of 10. I've de-gloved 2 fingers on my right hand in a sailing accident. The index and middle finger had the meat pulled right off the bone. My middle finger bone was sticking out like a skeleton you see at Halloween. Of course both fingernails were peeled off as well. We were docking a large boat and my fingers got caught in a cleat. I yelled up to the guy on the bow not to dilly dally, that he had to take me to the emergency room as soon as the boat was tied up. I grabbed a hand towel from the galley and ran back on deck spewing blood everywhere. I finished securing the stern and port of the boat before showing my friend what happened. He drove me to the emergency room where they reassembled my fingers. Oh and without any anesthetic. I'm immune to the anesthetic they use for nerve blocks. My peak pain through the entire event was maybe a 4. My pain tolerance is VERY high due to my years with CH I can only assume. I've had 3 kidney stones. Passed one of them. Kipp 5 to 6. Other two had surgery to remove and were maybe Kipp 3 tops. To say my pain levels with a CH K10 are worse than an amputation without anesthetic is a no brainer. My K10's are much worse. Everyone is different, but pain is pain. Support for our CH family here is what's its all about. J
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    Describing CH to non-believers

    The reality is everyone has a different pain level from their CH. They also have different pain tolerances. I'm one of the people that have attempted suicide due to my CH. When I get a K10, it IS a K10... I've passed kidney stones and they were a walk in the park compared to my K10 attacks. I've beat my head on the floor till I've passed out. Because some people with CH don't really get K10's doesn't mean others don't. I wouldn't downplay any description. Otherwise you shouldn't complain if someone just tells you to go take an aspirin when YOU have an attack. (see the comparison?) I've spoken with people that can't understand why some of us use indole ring hallucinogens to treat our CH. They've said. "CH isn't that bad. Just wait till the attack passes". "Why would anyone take an illegal substance to treat their CH. It's not that bad"... The examples go on and on. To those people... I seriously question if you really have CH. I KNOW how bad mine was before I started self treatment. I'd never go back to that world, or I'd be outa here if I did. I think healthy debate is healthy. Let's just not downplay someone else's description just because your pain isn't as bad as theirs. You might wake up one day and find your pain IS as bad as theirs and reassess your own Kipp scale. (I certainly hope not though). Cheers, J
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    Scuba Diving

    HazBaz, When in cycle I'm guaranteed an attack when I break the surface coming up. Going down on a dive is fine. I learned the hard way a long time ago, when my CH is around then SCUBA is off the schedule. J
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    Dreams and clusters

    Siegfried, I would concur if the lucid dreams some of us have were not worse than nightmares. Having a lucid nightmare is not fun... J
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    CH triggers

    Here's the link to CHFathers triggers list he put together. He posted a survey and compiled the results. https://clusterbusters.org/forums/topic/4568-triggers/ J
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    CH triggers

    Typically most of our food triggers for CH are foods high in Tyramine. Chocolate, Alcohol, Any preserved or aged meats (salami etc), Any fermented foods (Aged Cheese, soy sauce, etc). Tyramine is a byproduct of food breaking down and triggers inflammation in some people. There's a common trigger list CHFather put together some time back. When my CH hits, if I conform to a strict diet I can significantly reduce my attacks. J