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A lot of episodics such as myself return to normal life, with triggers not an issue, unless we're feeling some indications (like shadows) that the CH is lurking again and ready to pounce. I won't presume to speak for otherwise chronic clusterheads who have busted out of it though.

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...living between the hits has always been a goal....sometimes thought it actually harder (for me) than during a cycle.....as there is no enemy at the gates to motivate my anger/determination. when a cycle ended....chemically or naturally....depending on how soul sucking it had been,  i would eventually do a "beer test". got pretty good at knowing when "all clear" even w/o that....

....after that it was f**# minding the triggers...got a life to live. then one day, a trigger will indeed trigger....so it's wash-rinse-repeat.....

....but, i'll repeat...living between the hits and acting like just another regular person...the beast takes enough...it can' have that.....

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jonathan

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@jon019 well that is both good and bad news I suppose. Beer is basically what I was referring to as being a trigger. My hope was that if a cycle was busted that I could return to having a beer without having an attack. I’m not an alcoholic or anything but for instance a couple of days ago I found myself hanging out with friends in a historic town where they had local distilleries, wineries, etc. We visited several different shops and my friends were all partaking in what seemed to be different yummy flavored spirits. Fortunately I was between attacks and my shadow was barely there, so I felt decent, but knew better than to even have a sip. Hell I kind of worried that smelling alone might trigger an episode. 
 

With all of that said I am looking forward to busting my cycle still and hope that if I am successful that I can return to a normal life.

 

Hopefully others will weigh in on their successes and if they ruined their busy by triggering an episode after busting. 

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1 hour ago, HeadAgony said:

@jon019 well that is both good and bad news I suppose. Beer is basically what I was referring to as being a trigger. My hope was that if a cycle was busted that I could return to having a beer without having an attack. I’m not an alcoholic or anything but for instance a couple of days ago I found myself hanging out with friends in a historic town where they had local distilleries, wineries, etc. We visited several different shops and my friends were all partaking in what seemed to be different yummy flavored spirits. Fortunately I was between attacks and my shadow was barely there, so I felt decent, but knew better than to even have a sip. Hell I kind of worried that smelling alone might trigger an episode. 
 

With all of that said I am looking forward to busting my cycle still and hope that if I am successful that I can return to a normal life.

 

Hopefully others will weigh in on their successes and if they ruined their busy by triggering an episode after busting. 

I'm curious to know too!

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Personally, I wait two weeks after I attain pain free status to do 'the beer test'. 

If there are any shadows, I don't partake. But, when my cycle is over, I can imbibe all that I want to! :)

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