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  1. I have not used the peppermint oil but I do use frankincense oil on a little piece of tissue and press it to the roof of my mouth to help reduce the ramp up time and aid the oxygen. I will use it as an alternative to a 5hr drink and it seems to have just about the same effect for me. Frankincense and oxygen combo and I can kill off an attack in 5 minutes most of the time.
  2. Peter Batcheller does reply to posts on the site but now goes by the name of XXX. you can also DM him and he will reply to you. He is a very helpful and well known man in this community. You send him your number and I am confident he would call you and help the best he can. He may be slow to reply because he does go to a remote location on a fishing trip every year. I know this from experience and speaking with him on a few occasions myself.
  3. Interested to see how this works out. I have thought about a setup like this to install in my car so I have a 02 port coming out of the dash and the tank in the trunk.
  4. The only thing I would worry about is the pressure from the tank blowing the tubing off of one of your connections. I don't know how long the normal 02 tubbing can hold the pressure of a full tank at around 2000 psi. Just something to keep an eye on.
  5. if you have the script from your doctor for the oxygen start calling around to all the vendors in your area and get the ball rolling. You will probably only need the tanks from them and get your own regulators and mask. I pay out of pocket for my oxygen as it is cheaper for me that way. Here is a few links to regulators and the oxygen mask you will want to get for your setup. You will want a regulator that goes up to 25 LPM with a barb fitting for the tubing to attach to it. Mask: http://www.clusterheadaches.com/ccp8/ 540 Regulator for larger size tanks (M, M60): https://www.wtfarley.com/Oxygen-Standard-Body-Click-Regulator-CGA-540 or https://www.amazon.com/Regulator-CGA-540-Responsive-Respiratory-120-1205/dp/B07ZS9JK7P/ref=pd_lpo_sccl_1/135-6324550-2316945?pd_rd_w=zpYOS&content-id=amzn1.sym.116f529c-aa4d-4763-b2b6-4d614ec7dc00&pf_rd_p=116f529c-aa4d-4763-b2b6-4d614ec7dc00&pf_rd_r=K8YQYE2NB64K5QQ6HF88&pd_rd_wg=ocBIu&pd_rd_r=c4fe90c6-deed-4591-8360-0bc059358ef9&pd_rd_i=B07ZS9JK7P&psc=1 Standard size regulator for smaller tanks (E tank):https://www.wtfarley.com/Oxygen-Standard-Body-Click-Regulator or https://www.amazon.com/Medline-HCS8725M-Oxygen-Regulator-Latex/dp/B00BLQKKQQ/ref=asc_df_B00BLQKKQQ/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167135816306&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=18085319068956249510&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9007275&hvtargid=pla-500449369392&psc=1
  6. I know just what your feeling. I have had so many people in my family do so many things to try to and succeed in helping me out in different ways. Still I have times I have that same lonely feeling. Comes and goes once or twice a year for me but it does go. It sucks almost as much as the clusters themselves but just keep positive and make sure you tell your family you appreciate the help and love them, explain your feelings and im sure they will try to understand. Stock up on as much of that oxygen you can and try not to let it run out and you will pull through this. I am sure you know from poking around on this site that we have all had issues like this at one point of another and we are all here to support each other. For me reading, asking questions and not being afraid to try new things has kept me from going nuts.
  7. Dani, You need your blood tested for your current levels of: Calcium, D3, and PTH. This will give you a base line of what your starting out with and have something to compare to after a few months. You will want to have blood work done every few months.
  8. I tend to keep my hand on the regulator as I am using my oxygen and adjust it up and down as needed. I try not to let the bag overfill to the point the oxygen is coming into the mask before I am ready for it. I change my breathing up almost hit to hit as needed. Sometimes long deep breathing works and others short faster breathing helps me better. It kind of depends on the situation and how fast I get to the 02 tank and get started. I will also chug down a 5hr drink to give the 02 a jump start, grab an ice pack and find a effective pressure point to apply that to it, Also changes per hit, and adjust my seating position. I am a sitter not a walker so stretching out my back or doing a crunch or both will change the effectiveness of my 02 sessions. By the end of the party I am breathing at a normal rate at maybe 4 or 5 lpm on the regulator.
  9. Great to hear your back on your feet Denny. Hope all goes well for you in the coming weeks!
  10. Here is the info for Air liquide in NS Canada Not sure how close you will be to that but I just did a google maps search of oxygen supply companies. Air Liquide Address: 1030 Barker Lane, Westville, NS B0K 2A0, Canada Hours: Closed ⋅ Opens 8 AM Phone: (833) 935-3252 Province: Nova Scotia
  11. I have called travel agencies and asked them to recommend a medical supply company they use for travel to areas. They supply wheelchairs walkers and oxygen needs to travelers all the time and can maybe hook you up with a company.
  12. FunTimes

    O2 kit

    Yep, that is the king of o2 masks, could be the queen also I guess.. Depends on how you name it.
  13. when I was tracking everything I went old school with a pad and a pen. Filled a few notebooks then got fed up with it and threw it all out. Only track things now when I am in a clinical trial and they normally give you some sort of tracking device for it.
  14. Welcome to the club that is not so fun to be in! but we can get you figured out and in a better place. What have you done so fat to treat the cluster portion of your misfortune? Being a welder gives you an edge as you should be familiar with oxygen and how to obtain it. You can read all about that here on this site. Other things you will want to read up on are the D3 regimen, % hour type energy drinks and check out the busting stories section of the site. Ask a tun of questions and everything will hopefully get much better for you physically and mentally.
  15. if you can get the prescription you can call all the oxygen supply houses in your area and tell them you have no insurance and will self pay. It turned out to cost me less money doing it this way. you do not need anything other that the full tanks from them as you will want to buy your own high flow regulators online and a cluster mask that allows more 02 intake and no outside air.
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