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  1. ThatHurtsMyHead

    Some Decisions

    Richard, Everyone on this site either has CH or is a CH supporter. No complaint is too big, nearly everyone has either been to the depths of hell or been with a loved one there. We understand and you can speak your mind, it's not complaining, it's being with your brothers and sisters that are glad to help. Please see the PM I sent. Jeff
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    My C/H Situation

    Richard, Sorry to hear you're having a bad go of it. I spent years of missdiagnosis and more years taking dr perscriptions that either didn't work or made things worse. I'm not chronic, but myself and many others can attest to psychadelics ending our cycles and providing a MUCH better quality of life. Read, Read, Read: There is a wealth of information on this site regarding the main methods of cycle termination on LSD, LSA and Shrooms. Good luck and ask as many questions as you need. Someone is always here willing to assist another with CH. Jeff
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    Great News

    Simply Outstanding! Jeff
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    Shot down(again)...ranting/rambling.UPDATE!

    Ask the med supply company for a 'Non Rebreather' mask. They should have them. Jeff
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    Shot down(again)...ranting/rambling.UPDATE!

    John, Yea, that's the wrong one. It won't work for busting. That mask won't keep the O2 in and won't keep outside air from coming in. At a minimum you need one like pictured here (it has a bag that fills with the 100% O2 between each breath. Best will be to get an on demand or power user mask they sell on the main cluster headache website. Jeff
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    Shot down(again)...ranting/rambling.UPDATE!

    John, Glad to hear your on your way to a more pain free existence!!!! Pat yourself on the back (I would but arms aren't long enough. Make sure you hit the O2 as soon as you feel a hit coming on. Don't delay or that will reduce it's effectiveness. Did you get a 'non rebreather mask'? If you did it'll work for now. You want to make sure that when you breath out, your exhale doesn't go into the bag, but instead goes out the mask. Then the bag continues filling with 100% O2 that you then breath in with the next breath. Did you get smaller tanks for your car / work? Those are lifesavers. With them you likely won't have to take the Trex. O2 for abort and detox for your bust. Good luck and keep us posted! Jeff
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    Draft of "My Oxygen Page"

    CHFather, Correct on the strap removal. After falling asleep a few times I started not using the strap and just holding the mask to my face. That way if I were to fall asleep when the post hit exhaustion kicks in the mask would fall away. I hadn't really thought about the O2 reacting with anything nearby but that's definitely a real danger. From SCUBA Nitrox training you learn the dangers of 100% Oxygen and various issues related to enriched O2 at depth. If I recall correctly anything containing carbon is the #1 thing to keep O2 away from. Oil isn't used on any NITROX certified gear and all NITROX tanks have to be scrubbed to remove any oil before introducing O2. Theoritically after every 15 to 20 minutes you could remove the mask and breath regular air for a few minutes. That would reintroduce nitrogen to your lungs and prevent the alveoli from collapsing. (Then do another 15 to 20 mins of 100% O2 if needed). If you're interested I could consult a friend of mine that's a respritory therapist for the exact science for your O2 doc? Jeff
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    Draft of "My Oxygen Page"

    One item of danger that needs to be communicated regarding large tanks and concentrators (not applicable to small O2 tanks): One can get severe lung damage if O2 is used for too long (likley the reason some docs are scared to prescribe it). Extended use of Oxygen causes the alveoli in your lungs (the thin walled sacs that transfer oxygen for carbon dioxide) to collapse. The process can start as soon as 20 minutes of breathing 100% O2. I will only use the 'E' oxygen tanks as I regularly fall asleep with the mask when the post CH hit exhaustion kicks in. I sometimes find myself waking up when the tank hits empty. A person wouldn't realize they're slowly suffocating as more and more alveoli collapse. It took me a little while, but here's a website that briefly describes it. I'm sure theres something somewhere that can explain it better than I. http://science.howstuffworks.com/question4931.htm Jeff
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    Neuro said CH

    Verapamil gave me PVC's (Premature Ventricle Contractions), feels like you're having a heart attack. I won't go near the stuff again... Funny thing is the first cycle I used Verapamil it worked great. 2nd cycle NOT so... Jeff
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    new member just saying hi and help!!

    Good luck Davy! Keep us posted as to your success! Cheers, Jeff
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    National Geographic .....Part 3

    Same here, busting is working BEAUTIFULLY for me, otherwise I'd be happy to participate. Jeff
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    new member just saying hi and help!!

    Davy, Sorry to hear you're in a bad cycle. Your doctor being an arse is quite common sorry to say... O2 if taken early when attacks start is 100% effective for me within 10 minutes... Flat put.. You NEED O2. Cheers, Jeff
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    a potential new option

    ok, LT2 I need not be your mother here... But. Alcohol is a significant trigger for something like 99% of us. You'd do yourself a favor by not consuming while in cycle... Just sayin.. I enjoy an occasional beer myself, but never when in cycle. Jeff
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    Everyone has a suggestion/cure.

    Lt2. I laughed out loud... Hemroid pillow around neck.. ha. ha... Jeff
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    Looking for "HELP"

    What CHFather said - + Oxygen, Oxygen, Oxygen... Jeff
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    how to dose with shrooms if u r chronic

    Barbara, Keep hope alive. While I may not be the best person to help with your questions on chronics, I know someone will be along shortly that can. I'd take a hit for you if I could, as I know the depths CH can drag a person. Things will get better!!! Jeff
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    Shot down(again)...ranting/rambling.UPDATE!

    Anyone feel free to correct me but in my opinion a person wouldn't necessarily need 2 M tanks for a person that's not chronic. M tanks are significantly larger than E tanks. Can't be moved without a dolly etc. Particularly I wouldn't think you'd need two? (I keep several E tanks and just rotate having them replaced as needed at $8 each) Just a suggestion, but if you're getting hit a lot, 1 M for home and maybe three E tanks for the car / work. (that way you can rotate the E for fresh tanks). Just call them for a fresh M when it starts running low (instead of paying for 2). In my opinion that would provide you with O2 anywhere you go (in the car as well) at a reduced cost of having a second M just sitting around. Good luck, Jeff
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    Shot down(again)...ranting/rambling.UPDATE!

    John, Glad you're getting closer, we'll help you the rest of the way, but you need to be FIRM with both the Dr and Med supply company. Here's an EASY fix for you. Call the medical supply company back. Tell them the concentrator won't work as it's too bulky to move with you to your various work locations. Tell them you need tanks that you can have at work and at home, and an 'E' for your car!! oh, and I don't know what you're planning on paying, but the concentrator they delivered for me (incorrectly as well) cost around $250 per month just for the rental. My 'E' tanks are only $8 EACH!!! You have several motivations to get tanks instead of the concentrator 1) Almost unanimously works better and 2) cheaper, particularly if you're paying for them. I'll PM you my number. Feel free to call if you want. Jeff
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    Shot down(again)...ranting/rambling.UPDATE!

    Completely agree with Alleyoop. I had an oxygen concentrator for a little while and is completely useless. Won't deliver high enough volume O2. Since you have the script for "o2" you should be able to call them back and ask for tanks. Jeff
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    Shot down(again)...ranting/rambling.UPDATE!

    John, If your medical supply company is like the two I've used, you can get as much O2 as you want. They just need the paper from the doctor saying "O2". Glad to hear you have some relief coming! Jeff
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    Nat Geo ...opinions please

    Bejeeber, Agreed, thanks for clarifying. HBWR stomach upset. Jeff
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    Nat Geo ...opinions please

    Dan, Funny you say that Dan, I've thought the same thing about seeds. I get terrible stomach upset and cramps with them and have wondered if the sid option wouldn't be easier. I watched a natgeo show last night on MDMA / Ecstasy. I have to say I was very impressed with the non biased presentation. They followed a few people before, during and after taking MDMA explaining the effects on the body and brain. It was WELL put together! One item they may have been just a touch bias on is they showed two examples of people that had died from MDMA. I know they certainly can't promote drug use, but a small note that per capita Viagra or even Tylenol has a higher death rate if high doses are taken, could add a little perspective for the viewers. Good luck with the interview / Show!!! Jeff
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    Anyone Around Tampa FL

    All, I'm curious if anyone with CH is in my 'neck of the woods'. I can honestly say that in my 23 years of having CH I've never actually met anyone else in person with CH. Needless to say I feel a connection through our common oppressor. ha.. If anyone is around Seminole, Florida (Tampa) wants to get lunch or something PM me. Jeff
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    Shot down(again)...ranting/rambling.UPDATE!

    Oxygen will change your life...!!! Period! (for the better Jeff
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    Shot down(again)...ranting/rambling.UPDATE!

    John, Sorry you're going through this with the Dr. I 100% agree with everyone above WFT... FIRE HER A$$..... Doctors are everywhere. In my opinion the ONLY reason a doctor would withold O2 is that the drug companies can't get a cut of your hard earned money!!!!!! I'd find another GP, setup the appointment with the expectation set before the appt that you have CH and need a 'new' script for O2. (Bring your O2 documentation etc). I'd never look back at your prior doctor. She clearly doesn't understand CH nor appears to care... If used properly O2 is simply put a LIFE SAVER! Good luck and PFW to you! Jeff