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  1. @Freud Hey dude, sounds like you're between a giant rock and a very hard place, I'm sorry man. You're the one I go to for advice so there's not much I can offer, except one thing... are you still smoking cigarettes? They've always been a major trigger for me.
  2. Hey Tony, I'm 8 days post-op from balloon sinuplasty, turbinate reduction & deviated septum surgery. I would consistently have one side of my nose clog and impede getting normal full breath, mostly at night and it would occasionally shift to the other side. While I'm still recovering, I'm already experiencing improved breathing with much less effort. Full, satiated breaths from my nose that top off my lungs each time, it's really liberating.. makes me think I should have had this done long ago. I did not have this procedure to treat clusters, however..... I have not had any cluster activity since the procedure, zero. I'm chronic and experience shadows and spikes on a daily basis, but oddly nothing since. I'm cherishing this time as I approach my max # of days I can go without dosing ~21. I'm pretty certain the beast is simply regaining it's composure before resuming our "relationship" My pre-op answers to the survey would be: 1a 2b 3c
  3. Wow - This sure seems promising. https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/2021/09/psychedelic-shroom-fest-gets-green-light-from-university-of-michigan.html
  4. Yes! My journal is littered with "spike" and then I rate the pain level of each spike. I get them pretty much daily, 80% of them are level 7 and they're always on my cluster side (right). I do get spikes on my left side, but I can now firmly attribute those to barometric weather changes - they mimic the ch spikes but they're not as sharp. There's not much I do to treat them as they come and go so quickly. The constant mind-fuckery is almost worse than the pain with these things. If I get a spike followed by pressure, that's when I know shits about to go down and I'll ready the O2. I'm training for endurance competitions, so I run a lot - I suspect it helps to some degree, but I believe it's a combination of dosing and the D3 regimen that prevents these spikes from becoming screamers.
  5. Yeah, I would get activity after missing a single dose of verap. I was taking 240mg 3x per day.
  6. Renting an RV and driving up from Houston, can't wait to hang out with my fellow clusterheads!
  7. Mindmed was uplisted to the NASDAQ this week. It now trades under MNMD.
  8. Kudos on the lifestyle change! In 2018 I ditched alcohol, gluten, dairy and meat. I'm living in the best physical condition of my life and the Beast is still there, always there.
  9. Last week I experienced what I can only describe as sleep paralysis. I was also getting hit with cluster pain during the paralysis. Fortunately the pain was only around a 5-6, but all I could do was let out a low moan. It was terrifying. My mother, who's also a clusterhead, has had similar experiences. She recently had a sleep study done (without EEG) which resulted in a sleep apnea diagnosis. I'll be signing up for a sleep study soon.
  10. Get all your tools together and keep up the fight! Sending you positive vibes brother!
  11. Hey Tony - I always get mine on the right side, however, just the other day I felt it trying to punch through the left. The sensation was foreign but familiar at the same time. Fortunately, it didn't fully manifest and it went back to doing what it does to my right side. It was like the beast was exploring its options. I chalked it up to the MM doing its thing. Hang in there man. PFW.
  12. Yup, just before storms come through, I'll get CH activity. I picked up on the pattern earlier this year and it's been consistent since.
  13. https://phys.org/news/2020-09-scientific-psychedelics-key-brain-cell.html
  14. Yup. Same ballpark, 6 feet away listening to the same ringing.
  15. Grab it on Amazon if you can... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000A0F2B2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_-bgpFb8TH1FR3
  16. @Tomas I've experienced something similar when running to abort attacks. If I stop running too soon, the attack will build and sometimes really fast. But if I run a full ~20-30 mins, it will pass. This works best when I first feel the attack creeping in, it turns into "get up and go!"... I can't always bolt out the door, but it's good to have this "tool" available in certain situations. Good luck
  17. I feel ya Mox. Similar shit going down in my world right now. Hang in there.
  18. It was great, would be cool to do more.
  19. @Luis Sorry to hear that. It seems we're in the same boat, mine are ramping up as well.
  20. 15 LPM wasn't cutting it for me so I bought this regulator, very much recommended.
  21. dmlonghorn

    Emgality

    Hi Luis, What dosage of Emgality did you start out at?
  22. I am in a cycle and came down with a upper respiratory/sinus infection. When this happens my CH activity gets worse so I chose to do a Prednisone taper, in addition to increasing my D3 intake. While I hoped it would also end this cycle, it did not. This taper was only 5 days. My previous experience with an effective Prednisone taper started at 60mg over 5 weeks.
  23. Forward this post to 10 of your friends or the "cure" will disappear forever.
  24. dmlonghorn

    Update

    Freud!!! It's good to see you back in the mix !
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