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  1. That is something my wife tells me all the time, If I talk about it and think about them all the time I am more likely to end up sucking on the O2 tank. It does seem to be true.
  2. I just read your older post, The perlite stocking idea, I was wondering if you still do it this way or have you come up with a better way? I an about a year into growing and I will be making my own cakes for the first time and am looking for other ways to grow maybe a larger yield crop. I am using the brown rice flower and vermiculite in mason jars. then pressure cooker to sterilize. 

    1. MoxieGirl



      Last time I used it, I had to much water and effectively drowned my pods. I did some reading, and it says they should be separate from the core of the water a bit. So not saturated, but more a hydrated atmosphere. I also think I had a bacteria in my grow container, so have binned it and going to start again later this year.

      What I liked about it, was that none of the perlite ever stuck to the shrooms as they grew. It made a nice barrier, and was easy to clean up, rinse and use again. So I'm going to give it another go in the next crop.

      There is information out there about doing larger crops, and getting away from jars. I think Shroomery has some info on this. I'd like to get away from using jars too. It makes sense to me to have a container where the bed of the container is the grow material, and the shrooms grow as if they were coming out of the ground. Need to do more research though. I think it's more involved.


    2. FunTimes


      I hope everything is going well with your friend, Best of luck to you.

      I am trying something a little different every time I start a new grow. This is only my third time. I am chronic so I have not yet busted to PF days but things are getting better. I will let you know how I make out with this grow and maybe we can bounce ideas around and come up with something that works. I have read alot on shroomery and here on this site and it has worked well for me so far. 

    3. MoxieGirl


      Yes, please do keep in touch. I'd like to know how you get on. I kinda drift in and out of the forum, so if you want to reach me direct best use my email - penwiggle@gmail.com

      I'm not going to attempt another grow until my friend is no longer in need of my support, sadly that is probably only 2-3 months away. But, we have a number of carers coming in on a daily basis, and I wouldn't feel right growing shrooms here, and there is no way I would be able to bust anyway. So will resume that project later this year.

      I'm also chronic. Have had clusters all year 'round since they started Jan 2007. At my worst, I was getting 5 a day every 2-3 days. That's when I started busting. I now get 1 or 2 a month, and they normally last less than a minute, maybe stretching to 5 minutes. A really bad, horrific one, will be 15-20 minutes, and maybe a KIP 6, max. I get maybe 2 or 3 of those a year. 

  3. I am asking because I did do this study with no positive results. I did read that things were positive in the European study but can not find anything on the study here in the US. I had mine removed and still have numbness in the roof of my mouth upper lip and nostril on the right side. I do not regret doing this study because you dont know if it will help if you do not try and just because it did not work on my I was wondering is anybody had success with this. Just curious.
  4. Has anyone had any success with the Pathway CH-1 Study? Do you know of any updated information on the clinical trials in the US?
  5. I was taking sumatriptan about 5 times a day at one point. I had both the shots and the pills. Pills took about 30 minutes to set in the shots in about 5. I then found out about the O2 on this site and gave that a try and kept the triptan as a backup if I could not get oxygen or did not have it with me. I then read about how triptans can make things worse if taken to much and since I knew I was way over the recommended daily dose I figured I would stop them all together. I stopped on a Friday night and had a hell of a weekend rolling around in bed with non stop headaches but it was well worth it. I still am getting headaches on a daily basis and I am working on that with the vitamin D and M but I do not have them like I did when I was eating the sumatriptan for every headache! I actually had my first pain free day yesterday for the firs time in a long time. I still keep a triptan pill or 2 with me at all times just incase the shit hits the fan but only take that as a last resort. I maybe take one every other month. Finding a o2 supplier to get me enough delivered to my house as often as I need it was a hard thing to get done but with a little yelling and fighting I now have a place that will deliver next day for me with a phone call. Fingers crossed that they dont have a change of management and I need to start my fight over again. Best of luck to you and I would get that o2 tank in next to your bed as soon as you can.
  6. I was put on Verapamil 240mg to be taken 3 times a day, This made my legs feel tired all the time so I tapered mine back to one time a day in the morning. I did not notice much difference in the amount of clusters of intensity of them when I cut back. From what I hear the extended release does not work as well for some people. I also get hit as I am sleeping and just started to take benadryl along with the D3 regimen and things are starting to get better for me now. I also spent the last few nights sleeping in a recliner to try to keep my head elevated a little and that also helped. This does not answer your question but I hope it gives you a few tricks to try out.
  7. Thank you to all the advice, I am now on day 3 with NO Sumatriptan, the first day sucked but things seem to be getting better. After getting the correct o2 regulator and the better mask for it the oxygen is doing the trick so far. My wife and I will be driving up to Connecticut this week for more details on the study they are doing with the Psilocybin, I will let you know how that turns out. Not out of the woods yet but I think I can see it coming. Thank you all for your replies and advice.
  8. Thank you both for your feedback! I currently take 720mg total Verapamil daily and would love to stop with the Motrin but I think it is a mental thing that I just need to overcome. I had my blood pressure tested and was told I can not up the Verapamil at this time. I am a big coffee drinker and at one point cut it out of my daily ritual all together thinking it may decrease the amount of headaches I get in a day, but that did not help at all. I will try the 5 hour energy trick to see if that helps at all. I have given up drinking alcohol all together as that seems to be a trigger for me. I have read about the busting techniques here on this site and am interested in trying them all. I have printed out the D3 regimen to read over and think I can do that when I am in the study. The next study I was getting into is the one on the home page here for the Psilocybin in Connecticut. It is only about a 3 and a half hour drive from my house outside of Philadelphia. I am open to try anything as the clusters are non stop and I don't think anything can make it much worse. I know that I can get a placebo but after a set amount of time they usually bring you back in for the real thing. The only reason I join the studies is to try to find a solution that may one day be something we can all legally do to help with our issue. I would rather not take the triptans as I feel they will cause other issues in the long run. I currently take it in pill form, i have had injections in the past and they do work fast. The injections that I had were a compressed air type that shoot the medication into your leg, I have had about 6 of them that did not work (failed to fire off the medication). The insurance that I have does not pay for anything until I meet a $6,000 deductible so I kind of shy away from getting them because they are about $200 a shot for me. The longest PF streak I have had in the last 4 years has been 5 days. the last 3 months have been hell with up to 5 hits a day. My family is very understanding and they do what they can to help me out. My wife must be a saint, she will stand by with a box of tissues, bags of ice, water bottles and a hand full of pills for me. I just do not know how to repay her. I can only treat her to so many steak dinners! My wife also found something about putting Frankincense oil on the roof of your mouth to about the attack. It does seem to help at times but have not seen that mentioned in anyone's bag of tricks yet. She just puts 2 drops on a small piece of paper towel or a tissue and puts it on my tongue then I hold it to the roof of my mouth for a minute and spit it back out. I do have better supplies coming in to get this oxygen set up the proper way and find it kind of odd that the doctors do not have a setup that fits our needs. I was in the hospital ER one night and I did not even get a aspirin to help me, so fed up with the lack of help I just got up and walked out only to get a bill from them for no help at all. All this crap is going on on top of dealing with every day life.. I just wanted to vent here a little as I know you all deal with the same if not worse. Thank you for responding and I will be sure to read on and on and on.
  9. I have been dealing with Clusters for about 4 years now and have viewed this site several times over the years. I created a login this week to just release a little. I started out thinking I needed a root canal due to headaches and had that done with no relief. I was then sent to a different oral surgeon who knew I had cluster headaches as soon as I walked in the door of his office. I was then sent to a neurologist who seems to be on top of his game with the newest cutting edge treatments for clusters and he set me up with a clinical trial for a stimulation implant that went into my cheek. I have been in that study for a year and a half now and it does not seem to help me. I am on the verapamil 3x's a day, Motrin like candy when a hit comes on and sumatriptan to try to kill the pain. I have tried oxygen in the past with no luck. Ice packs and rolling around on the floor until the pain lets up. I broke my hand from hitting the floor during a bad night of headaches and did not know it till the next morning. After reading about the oxygen on this site over the last few weeks I decided to try it again. I picked up 3 tanks this past Monday and gave it a try 3 times the first day. I only got the crappy mask that came with the tanks and I could not get the high flow regulator but I figured that was better then nothing and I had the headache anyway so what the hell. It seemed to help on the first go around but knowing I needed the better mask and regulator I went on a hunt for the better tools. I ordered a regulator from amazon that will let me get the better flow rate and a recommended mask from another cluster site so I hope that with the correct setup I will have much better luck. I am not really sure why I am posting this because I know that many more people have it much worse off then I do. I only get 2 or 3 headaches a day and 2 out of the 3 only last about an hour average. I was just wondering how to manage family? I have a wife and 3 kids that also have to live with this, how do I not put the burden on them? They are great and jump at the chance to help me when I need it but I never thought something as small as a headaches could cause so much feeling of separation. I am signing up for another trial to see if that will help me out at all but first need the o2 to work because I can not take any triptan for 2 weeks before the study starts. Has anyone else tried any of the clinical trials with any good results? I figured I should try that route to help us all find some kind of treatment to better our lives. That is about all I have to say, Thank you for taking the time to listen to me ramble on a little.
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