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  1. Does anyone hear ANYTHING from Brian?

  2. Brian! I've thought of you every day and am thrilled to see whatever version of you is back! You know i love you! You have made my day!!!! Happy Trails to YOU!!!! gail
  3. I should add that for the most part I have a great quality of life. I am VERY active and still operate a small business. Maybe if i'd not had such an illness free life I'd be less inclined to whine now! I recently included a new Dr. who introduced me to the Emgality concept, and the Eli LIlly concept of huge profit, as well as a "helper" who offered to allow me to join their club for a fee and a huge obligation; had to pass on that. Is anyone familiar with the success of that drug for CCHR's? I can't imagine how I could justify paying nearly $5,000 a pop for it. MEANWHILE, life goes on and I
  4. Thanks so much for your understanding. I am aware that when I hurt, I don't think very well!! I do respond to O2, and used it in the middle of the night last night. When I set about a new experiment (daily), sometimes it doesn't go well and I pay a price!! I continually try to find a way to reduce the amount of verapamil lI use, but decided to check my BP yesterday and realized that I needed to remember that too! Too much to remember!! It was very high, so it's back to the V. I take 4 a day, and don't like doing it. Until I reached 70 or so, I was drug free~~and then along came you know what!
  5. Hello! I did not mean to imply that sumatriptan caused kidney failure; so sorry.
  6. So, will an O2 concentrator work?
  7. I have just had my first experience with oxygen rental, and while it did help me, it wasn't reallyo what I needed. I'm wondering if and O2 concentrator would be best? Many of you have lots of experience with oxygen and I'd love to hear from you as to what you think is best. I know NOTHING. The concept of going to a welding shop and trying to piece together my own system sounds daunting. Thanks so much.
  8. ~~and~~I am chronic, Daily episodes have diminished my love for life to some degree. However, I have not given up~~~

    I am still using verapamil and oxygen and have tried the d3 approach. THey are less painful are more infrequent, but began the day at 4am today with one, and ended it yesterday with another. THey began after my second major surgery, which I understand can make your hypothalamus gland unhappy. I will try ANYTHING to make it happy again. I was in my 70's when they began and am 78 now. 

  9. Thanks so much. I have tried growing my own with no success and am searching for how to buy the finished product.

     

  10. I have tried multiple times to register for your newsletters, but am repeatedly told that The contact list 1569107038 does not exist, whatever that means. I am trying to learn how I may obtain informaiton on mushrooms. I know, a very big secret. So big that I can't even learn about it. Is there no help for me? I have posted here before but this has me totally shut out.
  11. Thanks to all who have responded! Pretty much I have decided to live, live, live till I die, and am very grateful to have had this many good years. It is my understanding that oxygen is used strictly for an abort, not necessarily to prevent? Since I am chronic, that would mean that daily at least, I'd need to try to abort a CH. Just the thought of having another one gives me chills, as it's been a while since I've had a full blown one. So, maybe I should just continue the route I'm on, understanding that I've increased my chances of heart attack by 50%, as well as cancer. Not a happy overview,
  12. I am a 77 year old caucasian woman who has had chronic CH for about 5 years now. I am currently able to control both frequency and ferocity of Ch with 3 doses a day, about 360 mg. of Verapamil. I believe the CH may have been triggered by excessive surgical procedures in the attempt to retrieve an errant parathyroid gland from my chest. This entailed 2 thoracotomies. After being diagnosed by a "headache specialist", and finding no treatment that helped, I found myself on my own, and contemplating suicide as the pain was more than I could bear. Thru Cluster Busters found many who wanted to he
  13. getting a headache trying it learn to navigate this site!!! i find no help with "how to" and i'm very sure it's there, but I'm too green. How to get to theory and Implementation is well hidden~~
  14. Learning to navigate the forums here and trying to find Theory & Implementation~~~
  15. I can't even find a "reply" option, so I'm trying "quote" and hope that works. Thanks for every bit of help you offer. How can I find the Cluster 02 kit? Yes, Vera;pamil did help reduce the frequency and ferocity, but sumatriptan has remained my go to. 100 mgs elevates my BP leaving me with one more fight. Now my blood calcium is very elevated as well,and I know I MUST leave sumatriptan behind.WHile it has made life possible, it is also shortening my life every day.
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