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    High-Tech MRI Reveals Brain Atrophy From CH

    violinmaker, Interesting information! I have to say that since getting my CH pain under control with busting, I feel smarter... 8-) Maybe my grey matter didn't turn into black water (anyone with a large boat or camper should get that one. .. ha... Jeff
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    gonna try seeds for 1st time

    100% concur with Brew! Shot glass with distilled water. Jeff
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    Masking the RC taste

    A few drops of peppermint extract works wonders with the taste. Jeff
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    Concerned Daughter in Law

    Joey, It doesn't sound like the O2 is working. Normal attacks are around 1 to 2 hours for most people w/o Oxygen. The key to Oxygen is NOT to delay. As soon as he feels an attack is coming, get on the Oxygen immediately. I'v found through experience if I get to the O2 as soon as I feel it starting I can kill it in as little as 5 mins. If I don't start the oxygen until the pain is ramping up, then it's 45 minutes or more. The key is react quickly with a high flow. Jeff
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    Concerned Daughter in Law

    Joey, I concur with MJ. With a K10, the pain is more intense than anything imaginable. They are called suicide headaches for a very valid reason. Over the last 23 or so years I'v lived with CH the attacks seemed to increase in pain each year. That is, until my introduction to seeds, fungus and O2. Life is unbelievably better now. I haven't touched anything from the witch doctors in over a year now and life is 100 fold better than with all the prescription meds (that either didn't work or had terrible side effects). Jeff
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    How many more days???

    One of the best movies of all time!!! The nun scene with the ruler is the best... I'm laughing inside just thinking about it. Jeff
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    One mans truth another mans lie

    I'm finding that now after surfacing from dealing with the beast for so many years. I find I'm more open minded, curious, more positive outlook (and hopefull humanity can start taking care of the earth better before it's too late), have very different views than I once had some years ago. For the first time in my life I'm pondering the question, how did we get here? What's out there in the universe?..... (I was just starting to get into the Stargate Universe scify show before they canceled it) Jeff
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    Had it!

    Thanks everyone for the kind comments. And, while my wife has been with me through a few bad ones, she has no concept of what a K10 is or what we go through with the night hits and no sleep. When I've tried to talk about how the seeds or shrooms take the pain away for days at a time (or more). She either walks away or just tunes me out. I can understand to a degree those out there that have been brain washed by negative drug propoganda (I was one of them once). One would think living with someone for 10 years with CH would create some sort of understanding (not really with her though). I'd like to give just one, two hour K10 to everyone out there that's either a nay sayer on shrooms or government policy maker. That's sort of a harsh comment, but I have no doubt most would change their opinion on the use of these alternative methods when faced with a level of pain there is no perceived way out of when in the throws of a K10. Jeff
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    The need for a laugh thread

    Ricardo, That's a hoot........ Who has time to do stuff like this? Jeff
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    Had it!

    What the BB Said. I've had so many K10's, I'm only here by mere chance and luck. I'm so thankful to have found this treatement. I'm starting to go through a divorce and just had to throw out every shread of fungus or fungus materials. I'm fearful my wife would call the police and I'd be looking through a set of bars for simply trying to treat this unbelieveablly debilitating condition. Thankfully I'm out of cycle right now and I'll remain so for long enough to get through this. Jeff
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    Jimmy, I'm in Tampa / Saint Pete. Hoping to go, but haven't worked it out with work yet. Jeff
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    Foods that trigger CH's

    No mention of the two worst for me, Alcohol and Chocolate I'm thinking their list was coppied from a migrane list not CH. (though some do overlap) Jeff
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    Same questions, new guy

    Justme, I can tell you that my angry, crazy, confused, twitchy irritable spells have gone from everywhere to nowhere since starting my busting regimin. I'm a much better person now, no doubt. I'm convinced it's 60% having the beast under control, 30% getting better sleep and 10% positive side effects of the busting treatments. Jeff
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    Same questions, new guy

    Engergy drink followed quickly with O2. knocks out 95% of my hits very quickly. On the drug testing: Some guys I roomed with years ago drank lots of water after a night of partying. Most importantly when they had a drug test scheduled (knew 6+ hours ahead of time). They would start hammering the water down. pee and keep peeing until it ran clear and they had to hit the cup.. ha... Basically that dilutes anything in your urine to undetectible levels (make it run clear). I know those guys would smoke pot and do coke (which stays in your system 4 to 6 weeks) and get tested a day or two after. None of them ever got caught on a urinalysis. With the understanding that LSA, LSD and Mushies have much smaller amounts of active chemicals. I'd think this process would work even better for them. Just make sure you don't drink too much water as I'm sure you're well aware can cause brain swelling.
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    Has LICORICE ROOT TINCTURE helped your CH or not?

    I hope more people take the Poll, as the discussions on licorice seem to differ greately from the current poll results. Jeff
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    Thots from a Buster

    Ricardo, I have to meet you some day... ROFL... Jeff
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    Thots from a Buster

    Makes sense that we don't want to duplicate the same discussions from CH.com. Would it be better to direct questions on Licorich, Fish oil, Vit-D, or ther detox methods etc to a single location, and keep the discussions here 'busting' related? Oxygen is a tuffy as I personally almost deem that a requirement with busting. (Any poor soul out there w/o Oxygen I feel sad for) Jeff
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    Happy birthday 1961mom

    Happy B-Day Mom! Jeff
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    Rye Bags

    Bummer on the green. Good luck, Jeff
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    I always have VERY vivid dreams just before my cycle starts. Usually violent and very real. When my CH stops, so do the dreams. (or I have normal dreams). This is really weird to say out loud, but here's how real the dreams are: Once, I woke up and needed to pee in the middle of the night. Got up from bed walked to the bathroom. lifted the seat (yes I put it down when done Started peeing. About half way through peeing I wake up in bed mostly in shock because I don't know how I got back in bed and I'm wet. I lay there for a few minutes in complete shock. I remember feeling the soft sheets when I got out of bed and smelling the clean bathroom smell when I walked in, and the cold tile on my feet. It was completely real in every aspect of my memory. (Thankfully the bathroom incident only happend once, but the dreams are that real). I only get vivid dreams like this just before a CH cycle starts, usually 1 to 2 weeks. They're like clockwork every cycle. (I'm likely going to regret sharing the above, but that's how real the dreams are. They're indistinguishable from reality until I wakeup and realize the memory was really a dream). Sometimes I have a hard time separating the dream from reality when I wake up (Is my grandmother alive or dead? The memory of her funeral, was that real or part of the dream?). It can be somewhat confusing when I wake up sometimes. I also wakeup with all the emotions and physical feelings from the dream just like whatever happened, really just happened. Anyway, the dreams started at the same time as my CH. And both started shortly after taking Lariam 23 or so years ago. Lariam is an anti malaria medicine that also has vivid dreams as a side effect. I hypothosize that the Lariam did something to my brain that the CH interacts with each cycle when it's starting. Jeff
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    Can't preach it enough: Oxygen, Oxygen, Oxygen. It's the only reason I'm still here... I haven't had a K10 since... 90%+ of my attacks I can abort within 5 to 10 minutes. (gotta get to the O2 quickly though). Jeff
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    Rye Bags

    Juster, Glad everything is going well for you. I'm thinking something was done wrong with some I saw a little while ago. 4 weeks since inoc, and only a few small spots starting. All only white right now, and small.
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    busting this evening 1st time need help

    I prefer early evening / late afternoon. Around 3 to 4. That way (pending the strength of the dose) I can get to sleep before midnight. Jeff
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    Need advice

    Rod, I'll give it to you straight up... I saw doctors for 15 years that gave me everything from antibiotics, to Verapamil, to Imitrex, to .... to.... NOTHING worked 1/2 as good and had TONS of awful side effects, as these two items: 1) Oxygen 2) Hallucinogens (low dose) I've learned over the years about how doctors operate and am somewhat bitter that many know how effective Oxygen and shrooms are, but they refuse to do anything that really helps their patients. Doctors today only know how 'try' one drug company cure after the next instead of helping with something that really works: Oxygen and Shrooms: 1) Doctors can't make money off of repeat trips to see them for more drugs, or adjustments to the doses. (or even more drugs to combat the side effects of the first drugs they gave you). 2) They don't make the drug companies rich, which in turn give kickbacks and perks to the doctors. Since starting alternative treatments discussed on this website: I now only see my doctor for 1 visit a year to update my oxygen prescription. Other than that I don't need to see him OR put any of the drug companies crap in my body. (and trust me side effects from Verapamil and other drugs I've taken from them were FAR worse than anything natural I've taken (seeds, shrooms etc) From my experience with the halucinogen treatments, I'm perfectly fine the next day with no issues, side effects, nothing. Just normal - well accept no CH attacks!! Lithium you would have to take every day and here's a list of side effects I just looked up: Lithium Side Effects - for the Professional LithiumThe occurrence and severity of adverse reactions are generally directly related to serum Lithium concentrations as well as to individual patient sensitivity to Lithium, and generally occur more frequently and with greater severity at higher concentrations. Adverse reactions may be encountered at serum Lithium levels below 1.5 mEq/L. Mild to moderate adverse reactions may occur at levels from 1.5 to 2.5 mEq/L, and moderate to severe reactions may be seen at levels of 2.0 mEq/L and above. Fine hand tremor, polyuna and mild thirst may occur during initial therapy for the acute manic phase, and may persist throughout treatment. Transient and mild nausea and general discomfort may also appear during the first few days of Lithium administration. These side effects usually subside with continued treatment or a temporary reduction or cessation of dosage. If persistent, cessation of Lithium therapy may be required. Diarrhea, vomiting, drowsiness, muscular weakness and lack of coordination may be early signs of Lithium intoxication, and can occur at Lithium levels below 2.0 mEq/L. At higher levels, ataxia, giddiness, tinnitus, blurred vision and a large output of dilute urine may be seen. Serum Lithium levels above 3.0 mEq/L may produce a complex clinical picture, involving multiple organs and organ systems. Serum Lithium levels should not be permitted to exceed 2.0 mEq/L during the acute treatment phase. The following reactions have been reported and appear to be related to serum Lithium levels, including levels within the therapeutic range: Neuromuscular/Central Nervous System - tremor, muscle hyperirritability (fasciculations, twitching, clonic movements of whole limbs), hypertonicity, ataxia, choreoathetotic movements, hyperactive deep tendon reflex, extrapyramidal symptoms including acute dystonia, cogwheel rigidity, blackout spells, epileptiform seizures, slurred speech, dizziness, vertigo, downbeat nystagmus, incontinence of urine or feces, somnolence, psychomotor retardation, restlessness, confusion, stupor, coma, tongue movements, tics, tinnitus; hallucinations, poor memory, slowed intellectual functioning, startled response, worsening of organic brain syndromes, myasthenia gravis (rarely); Cardiovascular – cardiac arrhythmia, hypotension, peripheral circulatory collapse, bradycardia, sinus node dysfunction with severe bradycardia (which may result in syncope); Gastrointestinal - anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, gastritis, salivary gland swelling, abdominal pain, excessive salivation, flatulence, indigestion; Genitourinary - glycosuria, decreased creatinine clearance, albuminuria, oliguria, and symptoms of nephrogenic diabetes insipidus including polyuria, thirst and polydipsia; Dermatologic - drying and thinning of hair, alopecia, anesthesia of skin, acne, chronic folliculitis, xerosis cutis, psoriasis or its exacerbation, generalized pruritus with or without, rash, cutaneous ulcers, angioedema; Autonomic - blurred vision, dry mouth, impotence/sexual dysfunction; Thyroid Abnormalities - euthyroid goiter and/or hypothyroidism (including myxedema) accompanied by lower T3 and T4. I131 uptake may be elevated. Paradoxically, rare cases of hyperthyroidism have been reported; EEG Changes - diffuse slowing, widening of the frequency spectrum, potentiation and disorganization of background rhythm; EKG Changes -reversible flattening, isoelectricity or inversion of T-waves; Miscellaneous - fatigue, lethargy, transient scotomata, exophthalmos, dehydration, weight loss, leukocytosis, headache, transient hyperglycemia, hypercalcemia, hyperparathyroidism, excessive weight gain, edematous swelling of ankles or wrists, metallic taste, dysgeusia/taste distortion, salty taste, thirst, swollen lips, tightness in chest, swollen and/or painful joints, fever, polyarthralgia, dental caries. Some reports of nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, hyperparathyroidism and hypothyroidism which persist after Lithium discontinuation have been received. A few reports have been received of the development of painful discoloration of fingers and toes and coldness of the extremities within one day of the starting of treatment with Lithium. The mechanism through which these symptoms (resembling Raynaud's syndrome) developed is not known. Recovery followed discontinuance. Cases of pseudotumor cerebri (increased intracranial pressure and papilledema) have been reported with Lithium use. If undetected, this condition may result in enlargement of the blind spot, constriction of visual fields and eventual blindness due to optic atrophy. Lithium should be discontinued, if clinically possible, if this syndrome occurs. Good luck on your decision, Jeff
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    help with welder's oxygen

    Christina, Please call me I'll PM my number. There are some date stamps on the outside of the tank that determine if the gas distributor will fill them. Please make sure you don't buy any tanks unless you verify they are within "hydro" (I'll help you with that). If they're outside of hydro they're almost worthless for your use, because the gas distributor by law can only fill tanks in hydro. A hydro usually takes 1 to 2 weeks and costs $40 and up. You also run the risk that if the tank wasn't properly stored by the prior owner, that it could easily fail the hydro (very common). If that happens the company by law has to condemn the tank and drill a hole in it before returning to you. I've found most tanks people sell on craigs list are out of hydro, or not stored properly. I was looking for some additional SCUBA tanks a few years ago and out of 10 or so I looked at only 2 were in hydro and fillable, the rest were only worth scrap metal. Craigs list may be a good place for some things, but be wary of any type of tank. (also not to mention you don't know if they were previously filled with O2. Could have been acetelyne or another toxic gas you certainly don't want to breath. I can help you with the hydro info, but not with what they were used for previously. My recommendation is to flip the nickel and buy new tanks from the gas distributor, you know they'll be good for years to come and normally aren't that much, because they want to make money on filling them for you. Did you get the O2 prescription? Why problems? Please elaborate as that may be a much easier situation to fix. As I mentioned earlier most med supply companies charge $20 for setup and $9 per tank (no rental on the tanks = free tanks for only the cost of the fills!) I've gone through this for several years, multiple doctors and multiple med supply companies. Jeff