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Cycle just started 9 days ago.  Was using imitrex but was causing rebounds, increase in frequency and intensity.

 

so currently cold turkey for 24 hours, whats odd is that ive been having a screamer the whole time kip 8-10.  With maybe 20 min breaks.  In 11 years ive never had so long of an attack, it seems excessive! Ugh

Im currently drinking alkaline water, 3 days into Batch’s D3 regimen, now 1 day into whole foods diet.  I ate pizza back to back nights and realized it was feeding this thing.

 

   Does anyone have any natural remedies to help calm this beast down??   Should expect this while detoxing from meds?   

 

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...not if used with proper technique (can be different for individuals...but easily learned what works for YOU)....enough flow (15-25+ LPM)...and the correct mask (NON- rebreather)..….saved my sanity, perhaps my life...…………..

...WAY cheaper than triptans...fast, easy, NO side effects...portable with planning ………..

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Great. Ill will work on getting one tomorrow.  My attacked ended shortly sfter this post. So i went about 25 hrs.  I feel better now, and about to try and get some rest.

 

lastly, what function does the energy drink serve?

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...first things....do you have a CH diagnosis? ...do you have a headache SPECIALIST doc? ( this can be CRITICAL)...who prescribed the Imitrex? did he/she discuss Oxygen or preventatives or a prednisone taper to break the cycle? we need some history here to help you better...…...

…."getting one" ain't gonna work.... and you'll need a prescription unless you go the welding O2 route....and a combination of highly portable e-tanks and M-60's is good plan...I used 6 and 2 of ea...

...caffeine is a vasoconstrictor...all by itself is helpful for head pains of various kinds and is frequently combined with aspirin for superior effect (see Excedrin...which ain't much use for CH hits beyond a shadow)……,.anyway, the caffeine in HIGH doses taken IMMEDIATELY at first sign of a CH hit can be helpful or even abortive for some folks...

….energy drinks have a high level of caffeine (you want 100+ mg/serving)  combined with various other ingredients the most helpful for us being taurine (minimum 1500 mg/serving) which seems to turbo boost the caffeine...sometimes were all I needed...other times made the O2 much more effective. buy by price not brand name, COLD and fast better, there are sugar free versions as the regulars have ridiculous amounts of sugar...beware artificial sweetener aspartame as it is a trigger like MSG for some....

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Yes, im diagnosed.  My nuero knows I do my due diligence on any CH request and she’s usually willing to give me what I think I need.

i thought caffeine was a trigger, so Ive stayed away, maybe I can try it with my next hit.

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great...thanks for the update...

...caffeine can be a trigger....for myself if taken outside of normal hit times it caused more frequent hits.....but if eliminated until needed it proved to be an excellent adjunct or abortive....I believe the body adjusts to regular caffeine consumption but lags at a high dose...hence the effect we need (vaso-constriction)….

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