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    Long-term consumption

    Freud's post is spot on. If I recall correctly mm's toxicity is lower than eating bbq pork. ha ha... I myself have taken regular doses of lsa, mm and another hallucinogen for nearly 10 years and have zero health or other negative effects. To the contrary, I find I get a mood lift that lasts for months after my regular doses. J
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    Newbie with 02, increase in attacks, any advice/help?

    Word of caution. If you're going to try to use a SCUBA 2nd stage regulator. First make sure it's rated for 100% O2 by the manufacturer. Most are not and are manufactured with rubber O rings and pressure valves that are not O2 compatible. They are also mostly lubricated with hydrocarbons that can spontaneously combust if exposed to 100% O2. Once you verify that a manufacturer's regulator is O2 ready you should make sure it's O2 "Clean". Most any SCUBA shop can O2 clean a regulator for you for a few bucks. I normally dive mixed gases and O2 clean gear is a must to prevent your gear from catching fire or malfunctioning. Hydrocarbons can spontaneously combust in pressurized pure oxygen. I don't mean to scare anyone, but using pressurized O2 should only be done with O2 certified and cleaned equipment. J
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    I'm so excited I have to tell someone

    Ok, I'm so excited I have to tell someone about this.... A company spammed the message board yesterday. I sorta got ticked off as It wasn't your regular viagra, trojan virus etc type of garbage. This looked like a legitimate company embarking on a very deceitful tactic of spamming message boards. Sooooooo.. I decided to play with them.. They had (yea had, as in past tense) an interactive help desk chat on their website. I got on their chat (a LOT of times) and just harassed them with garbage, and telling them to stop spamming message boards, but was a general pain in the A$$ off and on for a few hours.. I also started spamming their online email with requests to... Yep you guessed it, to stop spamming message boards... I was considering writing a macro that would spam them night and day (just to give them a taste of their own medicine. This morning I thought I'd go out and ping them another message... Guess what.. They have their email and web chat turned off now.. ha ha..... They might have blocked my IP, but I sorta doubt it, as their website is NOT very secure, says they don't know much about web stuff. These are the guys if you're interested: https://www.fieldengineer.com/contact-us-form Funny, that I feel so good about giving them some of their own medicine back... J
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    Energy shots question

    I get RockStar from the local dollar store (dollar tree). Buy them by the case. J
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    Energy shots question

    I average 2 energy drinks a night when getting the night attacks. yea, all the sugar makes me feel cr@ppy. J
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    Persistent shadows after cycle

    BrainOnFire, A shadow is usually what we call a very small hit, or often it's just a bad feeling. It could be your head doesn't feel right, you feel off almost like you're having a CH attack, but there's no pain. There's lots of ways people describe it, but it's basically any bad feeling we have related to (or caused by) our CH short of a full blown attack. J
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    Persistent shadows after cycle

    Rodgjf, Sadly we can get shadows at about anytime. I can get them between cycles, after a cycle or more commonly a few weeks up to two months before a cycle starts. I'd keep at the ready just incase a cycle might flare back up. J
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    Side Effects D3

    Madam, I'd postulate that if you can get off the opiates long enough to detox, then the MM might (might) help you stay off the opiates. Just a thought. J
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    Side Effects D3

    Madam, I'm not sure what interaction there is between Tramadol and mm, but... MM is 100% non addictive. Actually it's just the opposite. There were several studies in the 60's before mm was scheduled here in the US on their use as an addiction reversal. Studies for smoking, alcohol, heroin and other addictions were done and from what I've read they were all massively successful in helping people kick addictive substances. I notice quite profoundly that after I dose with mm, I have no desire to drink for quite some time. MM has zero physical addictive qualities as the experience isn't a high like opiates etc. If you're sober, I definitely can appreciate and am glad for your sobriety. On the other hand mm has the possibility of helping you in not just one, but two ways. Funny, I just did a Google Scholar search. Over 4,800 articles came up in reference to using psilocybin to treat alcohol addiction. https://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=psilocybin+and+alcoholism+treatment&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart PFW, J
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    Newbie looking for any advice on obtaining O2

    Oh funny.. Ignore my links below. The Amazon link FunTimes posted above is by far much much better! J Ebay is also a great place to get regulators. At a minimum I'd get a 15 liter per minute, or the best regulators will go up to 25 lpm. It's very likely the oxygen company will only stock 8 lpm regulators (I've had this issue with every O2 company I've dealt with over the years). For the most part 8 lpm doesn't do anything for our CH. Buying your own is cheap and you'll never be without it! 25 liter per minute - https://www.ebay.com/itm/medical-oxygen-regulator/323535378941?hash=item4b543619fd:g:Kb4AAOSwRxJb4H1E:rk:22:pf:0 15 lpm - https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Drive-Medical-Oxygen-Tank-Regulator-Model-18301GM-0-15-LPM-Barb-Outlet/352326271208?epid=2254403594&hash=item52084840e8:g:UvoAAOSwCZ5VfLl3:rk:9:pf:0 Cheers, J
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    coming off high dose Topiramate advice needed

    Boston Doc Rocks!!! J
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    Newbie looking for any advice on obtaining O2

    Vanessa, I second / third etc.. The above comments about your doctor. Get a new one... Any doctor that isn't smart enough to READ in the AMA etc documentation that 100 percent high flow O2 is the #1 abortive... Well he's just an idiot, and shouldn't be practicing medicine. PFW, J
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    Thank God for this forum and a few questions!

    Racer1 ---- Spot On! J
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    What is the divorce rate?

    +1 J
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    Thank God for this forum and a few questions!

    Amy, Imitrex and Verapamil did some terrible stuff to me many years ago. I'll never touch that stuff again. One of them (most likely the Verapamil) gave me PVC's (Premature Ventricle Contractions). It's a type of heart palpitation that's scary as $%&#. I didn't read anything in your post about energy drinks. Most of us are avid energy drink users when getting visits by the beast. Anytime I feel an attack coming on, I slam half a can of Monster or other energy drink that has caffeine and Taurine in it. Then immediately get on the O2. For some reason the combination of the caffeine and taurine helps the O2 work much better. I do the same for any night attacks. Never had an issue falling asleep after an attack no matter how much energy drink I had. If you ever get to the point of busting, I'm confident you'd never look back. Myself and thousands of others now have found busting to work better than anything the doc ever prescribed. Most of us are able to stay pain free by taking single doses at the time our CH is going to start. Cheers, J
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    Message Board SSL Certificate Issue

    I'm not sure which browsers are experiencing what I am, so I must apologize first for any issues. Our SSL certificate for clusterbusters.org seems to have expired. It is making navigating the board VERY challenging. I've reached out to Bob to see if he can get the person that updates the certs to see what's wrong. Please be patient. We'll get it resolved as quickly as we can. PFW, J
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    Message Board SSL Certificate Issue

    Looks like Bob got it fixed. Post if anyone is still experiencing SSL errors. Cheers, J
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    Message Board SSL Certificate Issue

    Everyone, Sorry for the issues. Bob is getting it looked at. The cert isn't updating for some reason. I'll keep updates posted here (for those that can get in). J
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    any success stories of being CH free for good?

    Jimmy, Sadly CH doesn't go away. It can go into remission, but I've not heard of a single person that it went away forever. CH can go into remission for several years at a time on it's own. I myself had a two year remission for no reason at all. Others might take one of the busting substances and get years between CH episodes, due to preventative dosing. I know of two people that had approx 10 year remissions while taking a recreational substance (unknowingly preventative dosing). While others may take the ultimate route out. I've read over and over of doctors telling patients that they'll eventually outgrow their CH. That in most people, it goes away as we get older. That's pretty much been proven as Horse $#%&. People stop going to the doc because their was nothing the doc ever did to help them. That's why the doctors think it goes away.. IT does't go away, the patients do. (Sorry don't mean to be a downer. There's only a handful of doctors that I like Most others are useless or worse, counter productive to helping those of us with CH. The good news is, busting really works and has saved many, many lives (mine included). PFW, J
  20. CHF, Thanks for the correction. I corrected my post. You're spot on. J
  21. Cheryl, Yep Pred tapers work great, but the problem is our bodies can't stay on Pred due to the wake of destruction it does to us. If you're still in cycle, once you come off the pred, sadly the CH comes back. Normally Pred isn't used alone due to CH returning after the dose pack is done. It's often prescribed with verapamil to temporarily stop our CH while the verapamil builds up in your system. (for those that verapamil works) J
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    Do I have a cluster headache?

    Kbee11, Some of your symptoms sound like Cluster Headache (CH), but not completely. I agree with Siegfried, please share more specifics about your symptoms. While a diagnosis from those of us with CH isn't a Dr diagnosis, at least we might be able to provide you with some information to take to your doctor to get a correct diagnosis. Cheers, J
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    Help needed!!!!

    Jebstuart888, IMHO - Energy Drinks!, 100% high flow Oxygen, and Busting. These three are my go to. Also - Stay away from known triggers - Alcohol, Chocolate, Fermented Cheeses or Preserved meats. ANY aged or overripe foods. Stay far away from these and you should see a noticeable drop in your attacks. PFW, J
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    My how time flys!

    DD!!!! I'm sensing a belated birthday party... Wahooo.. We'll definitely have to do something next year. Give away or something... J
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    Cleaning O2 Mask and hose

    Jeff, IMHO, I'd get a new mask. Most oxygen companies give them out for free if you get home Oxygen delivery. Also, like CHF above said. They're $5 to $7 on Amazon. Not worth the risk of getting some nasty bacteria those things can harbor. Moisture in a closed compartment for a long time breeds nothing good. J