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  1. tryptamine

    pain free time abounds

    Hey Eric I was at Tech for 3 years (2000-2003). Guns UP! Congrats on making it to your senior year and definitely for going 18 months without any disturbance. I really hope you remain PF for the rest of the school year and into the foreseeable future. Good luck with your studies and the senioritis. [smiley=thumbsup.gif]
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    A question for the CH vets

    Thanks Brew and ThatHurts. Your post were very much inline with what I was looking for. [smiley=thumbsup.gif]
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    A question for the CH vets

    I forgot all about the energy shots. I've meant to try those in the past and it has slipped my mind multiple times. I'm going to go buy a couple today when Im out and about and just stash them till the next cycle so I dont forget again. Is there a particular one that you'd recommend or are they all pretty much uniform? Thanks jeeber.
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    Occipital Facet Nerve Block

    Hey dan I cannot get that link to work. Was it accessed with a phone? I looked up facet blocks on other sites though and it sounds interesting. Any idea how often you'll require treatments to remain pain free? Keep us posted with your hopefully positive experience on this.
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    A question for the CH vets

    Thank you I appreciate your responses. I've heard of others success with energy drinks but have not ever tried them. At work when I'd get in a pinch I'd chug 2 or three cokes or some coffee. It wasn't very effective for me and I do not like the way stimulants make me feel, I'm pretty sensitive to caffeine I think. I get all and don't like it. A little under a month ago I got my first O2 tank. I was able to try it at the end of my last cycle. I haven't had the opportunity to use it during a full blown attack yet but it has incredible potential so far. It'd be a bit cumbersome toting that tank around everyday but you gotta do what you gotta do I guess. The provider that I rented it from told me to be careful about keeping it in the car because it gets so hot here. Is it irrational to fear that tank letting loose in the car? How hot would it actually have to get? "For me, pre-busting it was a matter of becoming ultra aggressive and focusing all of my off work hours into in the pursuit of knowledge regarding what other CH'ers were finding to be the most effective treatments, then going all out to implement what I'd learned."Â This is very much where I am currently. This board really is an invaluable source of information, you all are some great people. I've been busting for years now with the help of mushrooms. They are a godsend, but every once in a while they don't work, or require multiple sessions, or I run out because I'm in a situation where I cannot grow, ect ect. I have not been able to bust with LSA, only abort. I thought about taking very low dosages of RCs before work but couldn't talk myself into it and just ended up using sumatriptan in its place. I'm definitely not a fan of the suma either. DMT might actually work really well for aborting at work, but unfortunately there are potential risks involved with carrying it and administering it in semi-public areas. So it sounds like O2 is my best bet for situations at work. I definitely need to look into a demand valve. E-tanks go quick at 15lpm. What about composite tanks, anyone have experience with them? I guess the logical next step for me would be to do some research on minimizing burden and maximizing efficacy of O2. Thanks again for your help.
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    A question for the CH vets

    Hey there. I am curious how you go about maintaining your job/career (especially the 9 to 5) during cycles? I've been having episodic attacks for 14 years now and have had to resign from three jobs in the past because of CH. I've not really had to maintain a real (one that I'd like to stick with for years) job yet because I was focusing on my education. The headaches reeked havoc on my education throughout college though and I'm really worried that I can expect more of the same if and when I obtain a good job. Especially since the CHs seem to be getting worse and more frequent with age. I just recently had a temp job at a law firm and the cycle lasted for about 90% of my employment there. It was utter hell most days... Quickbooks, pleadings, and the copy/scanner machine are all definite triggers. I tried to explain to them what was happening, but I'm pretty sure they had no idea what I was really going through. I'd often go in the stairwell as soon as I felt one coming on and do pushups till I couldn't move my arms anymore. I'd get some weird looks when they caught me doing abortive things like this. I really busted my *** off (even in the middle of attacks) just out of fear that they'd let me go and out of gratitude for them taking me on in the first place. When the job ended my boss said I had done an incredible job, but I worry they will give me bad references because of the condition itself. Comparatively, they were by far the most understanding and sympathetic to my situation of any employers I've had yet... and honestly that's really not saying much. Surely its possible to hold a job? Do you just have to have really awesome/understanding employers? Do you just snack on mushrooms all day? Are there certain lines of work that are more accommodating to this condition? Sometimes I think that I should just try and get a job as a medical oxygen deliverer. Maybe that's my destiny. : Anyways, any tips you could give me from your experiences would be appreciated. Just say you are able to hold a job, that'd be encouraging in and of itself. I don't know, something. This being unemployed(again) and broke(as always) is really getting to me.
  7. tryptamine

    New guy here

    Is this it? http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/ciencia_thirdeye.htm If not, do you know where I can find it?
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    New guy here

    Yep! Nice connection and thanks for the links. Im currently reading "DMT: The Spirit Molecule" by Dr. Rick Strassman. It is a fascinating book. The pineal gland is discussed at length in the book. I highly recommend it... and not only because the study was conducted at my Alma Mater. I suspect that DMT may be found to be a highly effective treatment for CHs due to the fact that the body already naturally produces it and that the psychedelic effects dont typically last as long other hallucinogens (15m to 2hrs as opposed to 4+ hrs, depending on how it is administered: ayahuasca is a different story). They just got to figure out how to make its effects not so .
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    New guy here

    ohhhh man that is a great concept for a future work. I can definitely see it from your point of view. I see the optic nerves and the whatnot as well as a lens and retina. Ive gotten a couple of different interpretations of it but that is the best so far. There is actually a tiny eye in the very center of the picture intended to be the "third eye". So there is indeed eye. You should continue to interpret it as you see fit though. [smiley=thumbup.gif]
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    Things I've Noticed

    Tingeling: you notice numbness from imitrex, or just in general? Cassidy: So you can predict your cycle by an increasing numbness? That is the first ive heard of that. I too am an ECH with about 3 to 4 cycles a year. I can predict my cycles by a tightening in my jaw and back of my neck and a generalized increase in pressure in my noggin. Yep, this is truly a strange and mysterious condition. Im glad you have found relief in hallucinogens, as have I. They are a godsend.
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    Things I've Noticed

    I've never noticed a difference in urine. I definitely do not sweat when I should be though. I also get frequent body temp changes. I too am a predominately right side sufferer, however i remain clear until the attack, then during the attack I flood out. Cassidy are you taking Imitrex(sumatripan)? Whenever I take the stuff I get the strange numbness/tingling that you are talking about. Well, I get it regardless when the CH starts to subside (endorphins maybe?) but it is definitely much more noticeable after taking an Imitrex.
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    New guy here

    Wow thank you all for the welcome and the kind words about the art! I can definitely feel the love. Alleyoop: Nope, geocentric isn't CH inspired. :-/ Ive only got one that is right now and unfortunately it is stuck on paper for the time being. I'll work on that.
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    top 5 spore prints for CH

    I've had good results with the Treasure Coast strain. The fruits aren't huge, but it colonizes rather quickly and flushes(4+) for what seems like forever. Not to mention the albinos are beautiful. [smiley=thumbup.gif]
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    New guy here

    Greetings all. I found this site some time back in a desperate attempt to figure out how to end excruciating pain and immeasurable suffering that numerous doctors could not offer aid for. I have tried Verapamil, Sumatripan, Percocet, oxygen, vigorous/violent exercise, diet changes, ect ect. Many of which only offered temporary relief if that. It was from clusterbusters that I discovered just how helpful the psylocybin molecule can be in regards to this condition and began to research the possibilities. I am now familiar with the possibilities that the Indole Ring structure offers for not only relief but treatment as well, yet I still have a long way to go and much to learn. Personally, I have suffered episodic clusters for a little over 11 years now. It wasn't too bad at first, other than feeling absolutely crazy for having headaches about the same time everyday. However, over the years they have increased in both frequency and intensity which has been disheartening to say the least. I am now at the point where I get CHs every 3 to 4 months, 1 to 2 times a day, with a cycle that lasts about 15 days. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy and it pains me terribly to know that there are others like me who are tolerating much worse cases. With that being said, I figured I should stop lurking since I now have knowledge to contribute as well as support to offer others. I also still have many questions as well. It will be nice to communicate with others who understand what I am going through. I look forward to interacting with this community and facilitating our attempt to make life with CHs that much more bearable.