hi all, ive been away for a while and never really posted much but the beast is back and this site helps me so much during the hard times
I come on here and feel slightly ashamed, I seem to have it the least bad amongst everyone but it is still terrible, so i actually look up to and admire how strong each and every CH sufferer here is. you guys are amazing.
I am 23 years old, the CH came into play big time when I was 21. I could remember short periods of time where I would get headaches daily, right on schedule, for about a week and then they would go away. coincidentally these periods of time are when i had decided to "quit" smoking pot for whatever reason (the reason being, actually, that I'm a total addict sounds silly i know, but i NEED the stuff, and it bothers me) but yeah, i always wrote them off as withdrawal headaches or something. but one night, i was up late, it was too hot cause my girlfriend at the time had turned the heat wayy up and added too many blankets so i tossed and turned until 4 in teh morning and then got up to smoke a big joint and read some comics on teh computer. about a hour in, i was feeling unusually stoned, much more than i was used to, and i was used to it, believe me. so i ended up having a grand mal seizure right then and there, my gf woke up and saw me stiff as a board in the computer chair sliding backwards, making terrible noises, not breathing for what she estimated was 45 seconds
its not the first seizure i have had, i had one when i was 14 and smoking pot for the second time (out of tinfoil, bad boy) and then again while coming down from a recreational mushroom trip, we had gone out to a diner and had a big meal and i just seized at the end, out of nowhere, but it felt really good... it was the mushrooms, but im sure it was damaging to my head.
ok back to the most recent seizure, i wrote it off as just getting very high and my brain couldnt handle it. but to my despair, every time i smoked pot ( a then daily, almost hourly activity) or drank ( a once a month thing for me then, not at ALL now) i got a headache!
So I'm not sure if a seizure counts as head trauma, but if that wasnt what sent me over the edge to being an episodic sufferer, it may have been when i ski'd into a tree when i was 14, had a helmet on, hard to describe the impact, but it was knees first, which blew my hip out of the socket and cracked it in half, then my face and forhead, basically the EXACT spot i get the headaches now, right behind and above the eye.. weird stuff
so i suffered through the first cycle, quitting all substances and bad foods, saw a homeopathic doctor and got some supplements from my chiropractor (nutrispec test, anyone?) and it seemed to balance out the frequency of the CH. i shadowed constantly at about a kip 2, and the headaches came every 5 days or so. very strange first cycle.
second cycle was worse, headaches daily, sometimes twice, and i suffered for two months til i was able to bust with mushies. it took multiple busts, but was PF after the third week/third bust.
now fast forward a year later, I had to move back home with my dad and lo and behold, the change of scenery and location gave the beast the opening it needed. but now i only get a headache nightly after falling asleep, shadow all day, and plan on busting tomorrow... the problem with this cycle is the CH left unchecked will last for over 3 hours, whereas previous headaches would last 45 mins - 1:15. I am blessed with a nice hospital that lent me a tank of oxygen til my insurance works out a good one for me, its 8L/m but it actually works. well, not last night, had to drive to the ER and sit on some 15L/m for 45 mins til i felt ok again.
sorry this is so long, but i figured it would be the best place to put it. again you guys are all my ultimate champions, lets keep up the good fight... i wouldnt wish this on my worst enemies, you guys are so strong. any update on BOL-148?