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  1. Good Morning. I am a long time CH sufferer but consider myself lucky. I experience Clusters every 2 years for about 3 weeks. The time period shifts on my usually due to stress, I can only assume. I have been to a neurologist and have finally convinced my physician to prescribe Oxygen. I successfully use Oxygen and Immitrex to abort most of my clusters. Here is my question - 4 years ago, i used Verapamil (240mg - two pills a day) to successfully prevent my CH from occurring in the summer. But, two days after I weaned myself off of them (during Christmas break - a low stress time for me as I am a teacher), they hit in full force and I still had 3 weeks of Headaches. Damn. Two years ago, I did not take the Verapamil, but once my cluster began, I started my Verapamil and my cluster was more manageable, fewer attacks and less extreme. This week, I experienced 2 mild headaches ( stressful time of year). I started my full dose of Verapamil and they stopped. Now, I am stuck wondering if I am simply delaying the inevitable....I ordered my tank and drugs and am ready to face the beast. Do I just wean off the damn Verapamil and let it happen? Has anyone else experienced this delay? Do you have any advice for me? As a teacher, I am not interested in illegal drugs as I can manage the symptoms without it. Thanks so much for any advice. I have often read these boards for advice over the last 20 years and feel very thankful to have people in similar places with this stupid disorder.
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